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Registered: ‎03-19-2010

Re: Excedrin products discontinued

@on the bay wrote:

@beckyb1012 wrote:

I quit buying Excedrin years ago and buy the two pack from Walmart, works the same.  I do have a prescription for my migraines as well.  My last major migraine started on Dec. 31 and lasted four days. 

@Icegoddess -

You really don't need to buy the name brand of this combination of meds. This has the same that Excedrin does and every drug store, some grocery stores have their own generic of Excedrin. Excedrin just costs more!

I take the Walmart brand too. It is really great for headaches and a lot of pain.

A doctor told me that combinations of drugs do work very well, as opposed to just one. I think this is why this medication is so effective.

@on the bay  I'm currently taking the Kroger variety of Excedrin migraine since the store was out of it when I needed to get some back around the first of the year.  It doesn't seem to be as good.  Maybe it's placebo effect or just mental. But not all generics or, in this case store brands, work the same in everybody (I gave an explanation of that in an earlier response).  Just like I can take Levothyroxine and Synthroid and can see no difference yet other people can only take one or the other.


Also, as I said earlier in another response to this post, do we know that these store brands aren't being produced in the same facility?  The Excedrin box doesn't say where the product is made, only that it is distributed by GSK.  If they're made by the same facility, I would expect that they, too, would discontinue production until the problem is fixed.  


Regardless, I'm good.  I am stocked up on my overpriced name brand product.  

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Registered: ‎03-16-2010

Re: Excedrin products discontinued

@LipstickDiva, no problem!  Pharmacology can be tricky at times and what might appear obvious to some really isn't the way it appears at all.  One reason most of us in healthcare alway stick to the advice of consult a pharmacist or a specific healthcare provider.  Especially when someone's complete medical history isn't known.  


I take Excedrin Migraine on occasion as well & thankfully have a full bottle right now.  Should last a while since I don't have to take it very often.  I hope those that use it are able to switch to another supply that is out there. 


Hope you have a great day!  

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