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With Product Recall Complete, Excedrin Migraine Shipped to Stores

Pain reliever has been off the shelves since January recall.

Migraine sufferers, relief is in sight.

Novartis, the manufacturer of Excedrin, announced Monday in an email to customers that Excedrin Migraine, which has been off the market since a January recall, is being shipped to stores this week.

Novartis said that Excedrine Migraine should be back on store shelves in the next few weeks.

Many pharmacies do not have a date set for when the product will be back on the shelves, but does offer a generic over-the-counter alternative that is currently in stock.

Excedrine Migraine was one of several products recalled by Novartis in January after an internal investigation and complaints of "broken gelcaps, chipped tablets and inconsistent bottle packaging line clearance practices."

Other recalled products included Bufferin, Gas-X, No-Doz and other Excedrin products. 

The company announced in August that production had resumed on Excedrin products.

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Jack October 16, 2012 at 05:14 PM
"Many pharmacies do not have a date set for when the product will be back on the shelves, but does offer a generic over-the-counter alternative that is currently in stock" Those genreic versions do not work. For many people like me, the only relief is with Excederin. I now have a huge collection of "generic" and name brand headache relief medicines, none of which put even the slightest dent in my headaches when I get them. I am so glad the resumed production, but an a bit sad the normal "Extra Strenght" version will not return until after the first of the year.
Adkfs Adkfjs October 18, 2012 at 01:28 AM
Those generic versions DO work. I use them. They work exactly the same. My headache doctor is the one who recommended them. They ingredients and formulations are EXACTLY the same as Excedrin. Do you have an M.D.? I'll take my doctor's word for it... and my own experience. No difference. At all. If it doesn't work for you, it's all in your head. Pun intended.
Adkfs Adkfjs October 18, 2012 at 01:30 AM
250mg Acetaminophen, 250mg Aspirin, 65mg Caffeine... forumlated the same... Novartis (Excedrin) even makes some of the generics. So stop the bull that the generics don't work the same. Haha.
Adkfs Adkfjs October 18, 2012 at 01:37 AM
OMG Jack, please stop with the non-sensical comments. Excedrin Migraine and Excedrin Extra Strength are the EXACT same products. The only difference are the labels, because they created the Migraine version with directions specific to migraines only, per FDA requirements. Stop spreading myths. Please.
Adkfs Adkfjs October 18, 2012 at 01:40 AM
Let me clarify that... if Excedrin works for your headaches and generic equivalents don't, then it's definitely all in your head. I guarantee you that if I did a blind test each time you had a headache for a few months, your assertion would fail. ;)
Ben Man ley November 12, 2012 at 01:42 PM
Myth...self assertions.....folk lore....chimistry is the same...each subject is diferant... Excedrin for Migrain has been a trusted friend for years. I'm looking forward to its its return.
Ida Pickup February 02, 2013 at 08:07 PM
I tried every sleeping aid. and non of them work like excedrin pm. I even got the pecribed ones from my dr and they don't work.excedrin pm put me to sleep one half hour after i take them. on a empty stomach. and i wake up without any problems .there was poison put in other pills and they came right back on the shelf.why are they having shuch problems with excedrin? and no the generic pills don't work like the real excedrin pills do.
Jack February 02, 2013 at 09:11 PM
I so love how other people tell me what should and shouldn't work for me and how it is all in my head if I am not just like them, California is just so awesome.
I Could Sail Away February 23, 2013 at 12:07 AM
I totally agree with everything you said Jack, about the Ex Migraine working better than anything and about what works for one person is NOT the same as another person. Who has time to write 5 comments solely meant to cause trouble? I am so excited. People actually gave me bottles of the newly stocked pills for Christmas :)

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