Children and teenagers should not use this medicine for chicken pox, or flu symptoms, before a doctor is consulted about Reye syndrome, a rare but serious illness reported to be associated with aspirin.
Allergy Alert: If after taking a pain reliever or fever reducer, you have ever had:
- facial swelling
Do not take Excedrin Migraine. You may have a serious reaction.
Alcohol Warning: If you drink 3 or more alcoholic beverages daily, ask your doctor whether you should take Excedrin Migraine or other pain relievers. Excedrin Migraine may increase your risk of liver damage and stomach bleeding.
Ask a Doctor Before Use if You Are:
- taking a prescription drug for anticoagulation (thinning of the blood), diabetes, gout or arthritis
The recommended dose of this product contains about as much caffeine as a cup of coffee. Limit the use of caffeine-containing medications, foods, or beverages while taking this product because too much caffeine may cause nervousness, irritability, sleeplessness, and, occasionally, rapid heart beat.
Ask a Doctor Before Use If You Have:
Stop Using This Product and See a Doctor If:
- the worst headache of your life
- fever and stiff neck
- bleeding problems
- liver disease
- renal disease
- stomach problems such as heartburn, upset stomach, or stomach pain that do not go away or recur
- daily headaches
- headaches beginning after or are caused by head injury, exertion, coughing or bending
- experienced your first headaches after the age of 50
- migraine headaches so severe as to require bed rest
- vomiting with your migraine headache
As with any drug, if you are pregnant or nursing a baby, seek the advice of a health professional before using this product. It is especially important not to use aspirin during the last 3 months of pregnancy unless specifically directed to do so by a doctor because it may cause problems in the unborn child or complications during delivery.
- migraine headache pain worsens or continues for more than 48 hours
- new or unexpected symptoms occur
- ringing in the ears or loss of hearing occurs
Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, seek professional assistance or contact a Poison Control Center immediately. Prompt medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.