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What is the difference between tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin?

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Dr. Randy Lisch
37 years experience in Podiatry
One is an analgesic: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is in the class of analgesics that will help with the pain and reduce your fever. Motrin is an anti-inflammatory that reduces the inflammation and swelling and will secondarily reduce pain to the area.
Answered on Apr 14, 2017

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