Review: could Excedrin cause Anxiety?
Summary: Anxiety could be caused by Excedrin, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Yasmin, and have Migraine.
We study 7,203 people who have side effects while taking Excedrin from FDA and social media. Among them, 227 have Anxiety. Find out below who they are, when they have Anxiety and more.
On Apr, 11, 2014: 7,167 people reported to have side effects when taking Excedrin. Among them, 254 people (3.54%) have Anxiety. They amount to 0.02% of all the 1,276,870 people who have Anxiety on eHealthMe.
Time on Excedrin when people have Anxiety * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Anxiety when taking Excedrin * :
Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Excedrin * :
Severity of Anxiety when taking Excedrin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Anxiety ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Migraine (61 people, 24.02%)
- Headache (52 people, 20.47%)
- Contraception (41 people, 16.14%)
- Depression (34 people, 13.39%)
- Pain (25 people, 9.84%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Yasmin (43 people, 16.93%)
- Ambien (36 people, 14.17%)
- Albuterol (33 people, 12.99%)
- Ibuprofen (33 people, 12.99%)
- Yaz (30 people, 11.81%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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On eHealthMe, Excedrin (acetaminophen; aspirin; caffeine) is often used for headache. Find out below the conditions Excedrin is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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I receive enough benefit from taking these medications, with varying results depending on circumstances to justify their continued use.
From this study (11 months ago):
I am a 44 year old female with a very low testerone level of 3. I recently just got off of the birth control pill and have suffered from depression and anxiety for half of my life. I have recently reduced the Baclofen and Paxil and have started to feel worse. Can you please let me know the interactions, symptoms and side effects of all these pills?
From this study (1 year ago):
Reflux disease has been ongoing for about 2 years infrequently, with the last 3 months being the most severe. It has been diagnosed in my family; father and relatives from father's side. Anxiety disorder was previously diagnosed but medication was ceased upon hospitalization and diagnosis of suicidal depression; Rx changed from 50mg Sertraline daily to 150mg Bupropion HCl daily (current). Anxiety has become more prevalent as classes have started back up again for the spring semester. Generally my anxiety comes in the form of mild, but multiple and recurring, "anxiety attacks" throughout the duration of the lecture or class, in which I experience: nausea, dizziness, "fight-or-flight" response, sweating, mild shortness of breath (not wheezing or loss of breath, but more like a "feeling like it's necessary to breath deeply through my mouth", presumably to calm down), feeling "singled out" by those around me (even though I know they aren't actually looking at me, it feels like they are), moderate feeling of confinement or necessity to leave the room and get some air, mild shakiness in hands, and a moderate feeling of "something bad might happen" as characterized by general anxiety disorder. I think it would be valuable to look into trying a short-acting anxiolytic, possibly from the benzodiazepine class, to alleviate these anxiety symptoms. Dry mouth occurs infrequently and is generally relieved (albeit, only for a short time) with water, milk, or low acid fruit juice. However, I have noticed that the dry mouth seems to be positively correlated with the moderate aphthous stomatitis (chancre sores of the mouth). While I believe the bupropion hcl and adderall to be responsible for my dry mouth aggravation, I also believe that the effectiveness of those two drugs on my ADHD and depression outweighs the negative side effects. It's just irritating and I would like to get rid of that side effect if possible, rather than carry a water bottle around 24/7.
pamm on Mar, 15, 2013:
Sounds just like Low blood sugar, I have exact symptoms
And I have adrenal insuffiency, I have reactive hypoglycemia. Its the worst feeling. I have just started having problems I would
Do anything to get rid of it.
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