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Novartis Consumer Health Launches Excedrin® Extra Strength Express Gels®

September 4, 2008, Novartis Consumer Health, Inc. today announced the launch of Excedrin Extra Strength Express Gels. NEW! Excedrin Extra Strength Express Gels, the headache medicine with a fast-release stripe.

Excedrin has been a leading innovator in pain relief for more than 45 years since the introduction of Excedrin Extra Strength, the first analgesic formulated specifically for headaches. Other Excedrin firsts include:

  • Excedrin PM®: the first non-prescription pain reliever with sleep aid (1969)
  • Excedrin® Migraine: the first FDA-approved pain reliever that addresses all symptoms of a migraine (1998)
  • Excedrin® Tension Headache: the first non-prescription pain reliever positioned for tension headache relief. (2003)

The innovation continues with the introduction of Excedrin Extra Strength Express Gels. Excedrin Express Gels is available in both Extra Strength and Tension Headache formulations.

Learn more about Excedrin Extra Strength Express Gels

Headache Resources

The resources provided here can help you in the prevention of headache pain, treating headache pain with and without medication, and in finding clinics and associations that address the needs of headache sufferers.

Headache Prevention Techniques

Make changes in your current lifestyle to prevent headaches.

Headache Diary

Perhaps the most important tool in headache prevention is the headache diary. It is used by doctors in determining the underlying causes and patterns related to your headache. Many patients actually feel better after completing their headache diary.

Fill in the diary for your next four headaches. Do you see a pattern? Your diary will help you address your symptoms much more accurately and remind you of what works for your pain. When you see your healthcare professional remember to take your headache diary along with you.

Headache First Aid Tips

Eight quick tips to help relieve headache pain.

Additional Resources

Sleep Diary

Understanding your patterns of sleep and factors that keep you awake or help you fall asleep can contribute to better sleep habits and a better night's sleep.

As a first step, it can help to record your sleep patterns and factors that affect sleeplessness in a Sleep Diary. You can use this Sleep Diary for a period of up to two weeks to evaluate your sleep.

Consumer & Professional Associations

A guide to organizations in the U.S. dedicated to headache research and management.


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