Headache (Mild) Topic Guide

Headache (Mild) Headache (Mild): Mild headaches are common but usually do not represent a serious illness. They result from irritation or injury to pain-sensing structures of the head. Symptoms of mild headache pain include aching, squeezing, or bandlike pain, on both sides of the head, generally above the level of the eyebrows. Treatment includes a variety of self-care measures and over-the-counter medications.

Headache (Mild) Topic Guide - Visuals

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Headache (Mild) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

acetaminophen and caffeine Acetaminophen And Caffeine

Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer...learn more »

acetaminophen, aspirin, and caffeine Acetaminophen, Aspirin, And Caffeine

Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer...learn more »

caffeine citrate (oral) Caffeine Citrate (oral)

Caffeine citrate is a central nervous system stimulant...learn more »

aspirin (oral) Aspirin (oral)

Aspirin is a salicylate (sa-LIS-il-ate). It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, and inflammation...learn more »

acetaminophen (oral/rectal) Acetaminophen (oral/rectal)

There are many brands and forms of acetaminophen available. Not all brands are listed on this leaflet...learn more »

ibuprofen Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »