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can i take other medication with paracetamol ie ibuprofen ?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Paracetamol or Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen)) is a completely different class of drug than Ibuprofen (advil, motrin) - nsaids - non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Paracetamol is the common generic name for tylenol (acetaminophen) outside the us. Paracetetamol is metabolized in the liver and the main risk is liver toxicity. It can be taken with Ibuprofen or other nsaids.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
28 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Paracetamol is tylenol (acetaminophen). It works by different mechanisms than ibuprofen. Be sure however to keep daily dosage of tylenol (acetaminophen) to less than 4000mg - ideally less than 2000mg for extended use. Hope this helps.
Answered on Mar 30, 2014

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