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Excedrin Quick Tab Spearmint

Generic Name: Acetaminophen and Caffeine [a-SEET-a-MIN-oh-fen and KAF-een]

Brand Names: Excedrin Mild Headache, Excedrin Quick Tab Peppermint and Excedrin Quick Tab Spearmint are brand names associated with Excedrin. Excedrin Tension Headache Caplets, Express Gels, Geltabs are available under brand names which offer pain relief from tension headaches.
Drug class: analgesic combinations

What is Excedrin Quick Tab Spearmint?

Acetaminophen can be used to relieve pain and lower fever.Caffeine has been added to this product in order to enhance the pain-relieving effects of acetaminophen.Excedrin Fast Tab Spearmint can be used to treat a variety of conditions, such as headaches and muscular pain.Excedrin Tab Spearmint can be used in other ways than those listed in the medication guide.

Side effects of Excedrin Quick Tab Spearmint

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek emergency medical attention: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of your lips, face, or throat.Acetaminophen can cause serious, even life-threatening side effects if taken even once before and without experiencing adverse symptoms. Even if taken before without incident, severe reactions could still arise at any time. Call your doctor immediately if you experience skin redness, blistering, or peeling.

Excedrin Quick tab Spearmint can cause serious side effects. If you experience:

  • Low fever with nausea and stomach pain;
  • Dark urine and clay-colored stool
  • Jaundice

Some of the most common side effects associated with Excedrin Quick Tab Spearmint include:

  • Sleep problems (insomnia);
  • Feeling nervous, irritable, or jittery.

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor.Contact the FDA by dialing 1-800-FDA-1088 in order to report side effects.


Don't take more than recommended. Overdosing on acetaminophen may damage the liver or even cause death. If you experience nausea, itching, dark urine, or a clay-colored stool, call your doctor immediately.Before using any other pain reliever, allergy medicine, or sleep medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Many combination medications contain acetaminophen, also known as APAP. Taking some products together may cause an overdose of acetaminophen, which could be fatal.Acetaminophen can cause severe skin reactions in rare cases. If you notice skin redness, a rash, blistering, or peeling, stop taking the medicine immediately and contact your doctor.

Before you take this drug

If you have an allergy to the product, do not take Excedrin Fast Tab Spearmint.

If you suffer from another medical condition, such as:

  • Cirrhosis or liver disease?
  • Stomach ulcer
  • A history of alcoholism
  • If you consume more than three alcoholic drinks daily, this could put your health at risk.

This medicine is not known to harm unborn babies. If you are pregnant, do not take Excedrin Quick Tab Spearmint unless your doctor has prescribed it.Acetaminophen, caffeine, and other drugs can enter breast milk. This may cause harm to a nursing infant. If you are breastfeeding a child, do not take this medication without first consulting your doctor.

How to take Excedrin Quick Tab Spearmint?

You should follow the directions on the package or those prescribed by your physician.Don't take more than recommended.Acetaminophen overdose can result in liver damage or even fatalities.You should place the tablet directly on your tongue. The tablet should not be swallowed whole. Do not chew the tablet. As the tablet dissolves, you can swallow it several times. You can drink liquids to help you swallow the tablet.If your symptoms don't improve within 7 days or you experience a fever that lasts more than 3 days or swelling or pain for longer than 10 consecutive days, call your doctor.Acetaminophen can cause false urine glucose tests. If you are diabetic and have diabetes, you should consult your doctor immediately if you notice any changes in the results of a glucose test while taking Excedrin Quick Tab Spearmint.Store away from heat, moisture, and heat at room temperature.

What happens if I miss the dose?

You may not have a regular schedule of dosages for Excedrin Quick Tab Spearmint, as it is taken only when needed. Take the missed dose immediately if you take the medication regularly. If your next scheduled dosage is near, skip the missed dose. You should not take more medicine to compensate for a missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Call the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222 or seek emergency medical care. Acetaminophen overdoses can cause liver damage or death.Loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, sweating, and confusion or weakness are the first signs. Other symptoms include dark urine and yellowing skin or whites of the eyes.

What should be avoided?

Before using any other medication for colds, allergies, pain, or sleep, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Many combination medications contain acetaminophen, also known as APAP. Taking some products together may cause an overdose of acetaminophen, which could be fatal.Avoid alcohol. Acetaminophen can increase the risk of liver damage.Avoid caffeine-containing beverages such as coffee, tea, and energy drinks. These drinks can increase the side effects caused by the caffeine contained in this medication.

Interaction with other drug

Other drugs, such as vitamins and herbal remedies, may also interact with caffeine and acetaminophen. Inform your healthcare providers of all the medicines you are taking and those you plan to take.