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How to rotate tylenol and motrin

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
I never do: I pick one or the other medication and stay with the schedule of the one i pick.Fever is not damaging to kids, and stacking medications is unlikely to... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Many possibilities: A broad range of agents, both viral or bacterial, will generate fever in a normal person.The fever is protective, increases blood flow and access to t... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Unusual: Please tell us what kind of reaction (and how soon after) you have to Motrin and Tylenol to allow us to give you some guidance.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Any old way.: There is no significant interaction between the two medications. One may take them together or completely independently. Do not exceed dosages stated... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Typo?: Tylenol (acetaminophen) should be used every six hours, as should advil (400mg). If having bad aches or fevers / or both, offset dose times by 3 hours... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Either: Fever - need to treat only if child is uncomfortable. Fever is the body's response to infection. Tylenol can be dosed every 4-6 hours, motrin every 6-... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Maples
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None: I've never heard of a patient experiencing withdrawals from either of those medications. The only thing i can think of might be a recurrence of pain ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Both help with pain: But Motrin is an antiinflamatory as well. This blocks prostaglandins wich causes inflamation and pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a simple pain relie... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Larson
Hepatology 34 years experience
Yes: These are different types of medications and do not interact with each other. Motrin is an NSAID which is both anti-inflammatory and for pain and fev... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Knittel
Dr. Andrea Knittelanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Yes: Tylenol (generic name: acetaminophen) and Motrin (generic name: ibuprofen) are different drugs, and can be taken together. Just make sure that you don... Read More

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