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A 18-year-old male asked:

Around 8, i took 2 200mg ibeprofen pills for my headache, and around 10:30, i took 1tbsp of tylenol (acetaminophen) for my sore throat, is anything bad gonna happen?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Not likely: It all depends on your overall health. If you are in good health, with no kidney or liver problems, or on any meds that can be affected by either, then taking ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) in the doses recommended on the bottle is fine. They are different classes of pain relievers. You can take the recommended dose of both at the same time (but do wait 1-3 hours) between, to maximize effect.

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Last updated Jun 15, 2015

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