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when to use ibuprofen instead of acetaminophen

A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: But not on a regular basis. And as long as you don't have severe liver or kidney disease.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Can combine: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is commonly combined with Ibuprofen. You can take 500 mg four times a day. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and bedtime. You can ta ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Safe combo: Ibuprofen 2 pills every 6 hours and Acetaminophen 2 pills every 6 hours. This is your maximum 24h dose. Rec.: talk to your physician for more informat ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Different molecules,: thus different responses: Look each up using Google images. Add the word "molecule" after each generic name respectively. Comparing mg is on ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Bruck
27 years experience Pediatrics
Yes!: You can alternate between Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen at appropriate dose per weight every 3 hrs for temp greater than 101.
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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
It : It should be ok to combine these medications for a short period of time if you are not allergic to any of the components and if you do not have liver ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
35 years experience Pediatrics
No: These are 2 different drugs, but have common effects for reducing fever and pain.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Alvillar
42 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Assuming recommended doses, yes.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
25 years experience Psychiatry
Motrin: Yes. Motrin and Acetaminophen can cause rash, shortness of breath, anaphylaxix etc.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
1500 mg of: Acetaminophen at once is a large dose and you shouldn't take more than 3000 mg total per day on a regular basis. It's good to combine tylenol (acetami ... Read More

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