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Excedrin Returning to Stores Later This Year

Excedrin was part of recall by drugmaker Novartis in January, migraine and headache sufferers long for return of product to market.

Excedrin fans, rejoice!

Since January, migraine and headache sufferers been waiting and hoping for Excedrin to return after it was part of a massive recall in January.

Drugmaker Novartis told the Wall Street Journal that production has resumed on the recalled Excedrin products. They're expected to be back on store shelves as early as October.

The Journal added that bottles of the recalled medication have been fetching more than $100 at sites like Amazon and eBay.

These Excedrin products, with expiration dates of Dec. 20, 2014 or earlier, were part of the recall:

Excedrin Extra Strength Caplets, Excedrin Extra Strength Express Gel Caplets, Excedrin Extra Strength Gel Caplets, Excedrin Extra Strength Tablets, Excedrin Back & Body Caplets, Excedrin Sinus Headache Caplets, Excedrin Migraine Caplets, Excedrin Migraine Gel Tablets, Excedrin Migraine Tablets, Excedrin Menstrual Complete Express Gel Caplets, Excedrin PM Caplets, Excedrin PM Express Gel Caplets, Excedrin PM Tablets, Excedrin Tension Headache Caplets, Excedrin Tension Headache Express Gel Caplets, Excedrin Tension Headache Gel Tablets

American News Report says that the long recall may have cost Novartis customers as people found alternatives to Excedrin products.

Gary Auerbach October 05, 2012 at 04:16 PM
I have found that the new Bayer Migraine formula to be about the best alternative. The reason is - I believe - because it has no enteric coating which allows it to dissolve faster and therefore give you relief faster. Many of the other alternatives do have coating that slows down the process.
Dorothy Brey October 05, 2012 at 05:10 PM
I did not find a good alternative...hope to see on shelves soon as I absolutely refuse to pay those over the top prices on Amazon or E-Bay...I will do without. I think it is terrible that people would stoop to that to make extra money.
Pat McMurtrie October 05, 2012 at 09:41 PM
There is also a new product called LipiGesic M on the shelves that does not contain aspirin, acetaminophen or caffeine. It works in minutes. It's not a pill but a gel that gets squeezed under the tongue. I know many people who have knocked migraine out with it! It works for migraines in my house; we always have some on hand.

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