Wikipedia on Excedrin said:Versions
Over the years, different types of the drug were introduced:
1960 Excedrin Extra Strength (the formula changed for the last time in 1978) In 1960, Bristol-Myers Squibb introduced Excedrin Extra Strength for headaches, the first multi-ingredient formulation headache treatment product. Contains 250 mg acetaminophen, 250 mg aspirin and 65 mg caffeine
1969 Excedrin PM The first headache and sleeping pill combined product. Contains 500 mg acetaminophen and 38 mg diphenhydramine citrate as a sleep aid, the same active ingredients as Tylenol PM, which was introduced several years later.
1998 Excedrin Migraine At the beginning of 1998, the FDA granted clearance to market Excedrin Migraine for the relief of migraine headache pain and associated symptoms. Excedrin Migraine continued the trend of marketing pain products for specific types of pain, becoming the first migraine headache medication available to consumers without a prescription, even though it has identical active ingredients to the regular Excedrin Extra Strength product, 250 mg acetaminophen, 250 mg aspirin and 65 mg caffeine.
2003 Excedrin Tension Headache Contains 500 mg acetaminophen and 65 mg caffeine.
2005 Excedrin Sinus Headache Contains 325 mg acetaminophen and 5 mg phenylephrine HCl as a decongestant.
2007 Excedrin Back and Body A dual-ingredient formula claiming that it "works two ways—as a pain reliever and a pain blocker right where it hurts". Contains 250 mg acetaminophen, 250 mg aspirin.
[Unknown year] Excedrin Menstrual Complete Excedrin Menstrual Complete continues the trend of marketing pain products for specific types of pain, even though it has identical active ingredients to the regular Excedrin Extra Strength product and Excedrin Migraine, 250 mg acetaminophen, 250 mg aspirin and 65 mg caffeine.
I am not talking about package "labeling", I am talking about listed "uses" on the package.Evo, it is literally illegal for them to place both labels on the same package.
The FDA wrote a letter to Bristol-Meyers that they must advertise these products as being different. The reason for this is that the dosage for pain relief and migrain headaches is different, and the FDA believes that consumers can only be protected by having different packaging for the different labels to avoid confusion.
And if they put "migraine headaches" on the extra strength package, the FDA would fine them and make them recall the whole lot.I am not talking about package "labeling", I am talking about listed "uses" on the package.
Yes, the reviews in that link are all anecdotal, we don't even know if any of those people actually have migraines, did you have a point? I also have no idea why you would think time has anything to do with vomiting. I know people that have migraines and it doesn't work for them. I imagine in the study a percentage of people given a placebo also claimed the placebo worked. My little sister suffers from chronic migraine. I don't know why you are getting so bent out of shape, do you hold stock? Calm down!And if they put "migraine headaches" on the extra strength package, the FDA would fine them and make them recall the whole lot.
They had to go through a clinical trial to prove the effectiveness of excedrin at curing migraines in order to get FDA approval to market their product as doing that, so I'm willing to take that over your not-even-anecdotal evidence that it doesn't work. If you enjoy anecdotal evidence there are plenty of people willing to attest to it on online reviews as well (easily found by googling, for example http://www.drugs.com/comments/acetaminophen-aspirin-caffeine/excedrin-migraine.html). And if you wait until you're vomiting to take the pills obviously you have waited too long.