Tuesday, 30 October 2001 : "Caffeine and ibuprofen ... yeah!"Got a headache? Caffeine will take care of it faster than ibuprofen. On the other hand, ibuprofen keeps it away longer. Solution? Take both, of course.
Caffeine key to curing a headache [New Scientist]
58 per cent of those who took either caffeine or ibuprofen alone reported complete pain relief from a headache -- and the caffeine-takers typically experienced relief about half an hour faster. The caffeine dose was equivalent to that in a large mug of coffee, says Seymour Diamond, who led the study.Apparently there are multiple journals devoted to this sort of thing; the report is from Current Pain and Headache Reports (vol 5, p 472).
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