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I took 8 Excedrin Migraines in the past 24 hrs. What problems am I possibly going to facing here? :(

I've got flu right now and the only thing that was bringing down my fever was Excedrin Migraine. But stupid me, I didn't read the directions of course until it was too late. Apparently the maximum dosage is 2 pills in 24hrs. Yeah, I know, I should have read it first. I took the last 2 about 4hrs ago and just as soon as I swallowed them, I noticed the maximum dosage on the bottle. At first I felt as if I was going to vomit, but that feeling went away. However, I have had a "weighted down" kind of feeling, making it hard for me to walk. Also have extreme dizziness, and up until an hour or 2 ago, I couldn't really comprehend or remember anything I just did, and if I did remember, it seemed as if what I was doing 3 seconds ago, happened yesterday (if that makes any sense?). It's a hard feeling to explain, but that's the only way I can put it into words. Anyway, I'm not to worried about those feelings, but should I be worried about anything else? I don't have heart problems, liver problems, etc. Any answers for me are much appreciated!

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This is nothing to take lightly--you can damage your liver by taking too much acetaminophen, and 8 Excedrine in 24 hours is too much. I know it's been a couple hours, but you should call your local Poison Control--they get calls about accidental overdose on over-the-counter meds all the time, and you're not the first one to ever make this mistake, so don't be afraid to seek advice from medical professionals. Take care of yourself and feel better.

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The meds probably have some form of alcohol that's making you feel wobbly because you exceeded the recommended dosage but I wouldn't worry about it unless you start noticing any side effects

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Go to the ER and have them check you out. Tell them you took 8 Excedrin Migraine in 24 hours. Unbelievable!! How could you not know not to take that many?

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You have learned to read label now so don't take more than you're supposed to after this. You've been able to write all this to us and we appreciate you doing that. relax and don't worry if you need help I'm sure your parents or someone in your household will help you.

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I have migraine problems, so 8 pills are normal for me. I get jittery from the caffeine, and when my headache goes away I have this floating on air feeling. Excedrin is the only pill that works for me, I've tried everything, even prescribed medications. My headaches go away, but the acedaminafin is killing my liver

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Relax. Drink lots of water and lay down and try to sleep. The active ingredients in Excedrin Migraine are acetaminophen, aspirin (acetacelacitic acid) and caffeine. You might be getting a caffeine buzz, but haven't taken near enough of the other two drugs to harm yourself. Continuing to take that many could cause kidney or liver damage, but certainly not fatal.

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