Excedrin-1A friend just pointed me to Excedrin’s web page for Excedrin® Menstrual Complete, with “a unique triple ingredient combination that relieves 5 of your major symptoms — bloating, cramps, muscle aches, headache, and fatigue.” You know, for “[w]hen your period feels like it’s going to be one of those days.”

Friends, it’s not really a unique combination, since it’s EXACTLY the same ingredient blend contained in plain ol’ Excedrin® Extra Strength and in Excedrin® Migraine:

Well, there is one difference. Caffeine is identified as a “pain reliever aid” in the other two formulas, while in Excedrin® Menstrual Complete it’s called a diuretic.

I’m not saying that acetaminophen, aspirin, and caffeine won’t cure what ails you, just telling Novartis they’re not fooling anybody with this gambit.

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