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what is the difference between aspirin, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen?

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Dr. Amy Herold
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Effect on baby: Aspirin and Ibuprofen are related anti-inflammatory pain medicines. They should be avoided in pregnancy, especially in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters because they can close an important valve in the baby's heart. This valve normally closes at the time of birth which is why they can be taken post-partum. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a pain reliever that does not have this effect on the baby and is safe in pregnancy.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
3 different classes: Aspirin prevents platelets from their natural ability to stick together and form blood clots. This can prevent a stroke. In patients at risk for bleeding, Acetaminophen can be an excellent alternative to Aspirin since Acetaminophen does not have an effect on platelets, blood clots, or bleeding. Like aspirin, other nsaids affect platelets, but the duration of the effect is less than with aspirin.

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A 28-year-old member asked:

Can aspirin induce reyes syndrome with a child that recently was given the varicella vaccine?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Doubt anyone knows: We have not recomended the use of Aspirin products to any child under 16 in 20+ years(except for rare use in kawasaki disease or jra).Why any parent would use it now after any vaccine is puzzeling. Only a fraction of flua or chichenpox sufferers that were given Aspirin developed reyes so the risk would be low but why ever give it to a kid unless it was the last possible med available.
A 26-year-old member asked:

Can I take aspirin and ibuprofen at the same time?

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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: Yes but stronger effect on coagulation and harder on the stomach.
A 22-year-old member asked:

Can I take aspirin to relieve stomach pain?

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Dr. Riga Pemba
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Depends on the cause: There can be several reasons for a stomach pain. It is better to find the cause and then take medications for it. Would be a bad idea to take Aspirin if one has gastritis or stomach ulcers.This goes for Motrin and similar products. Try some antacids or tylenol (acetaminophen) initially as long as you don't have liver problems and then follow up with your doctor.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Can taking aspirin for back pain lead to a brain bleed if i've had one before?

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Dr. Igor Yusupov
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Maybe: Aspirin causes platelet dysfunction and may lead to brain bleed but mostly in some type of trauma.
Matthews, NC
A 46-year-old female asked:

My son had his wisdom teeth taken out yesterday. He is now running a 101.1 fever. Can I give his motrin while he is on oxycodone?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
You can but caution: Oxycodone, often given in combo with Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen)) and generally known as Percocet for pain control in situation such as dental extraction here. The tylenol (acetaminophen) should help with fever, but may not be enough (often 325mg). So, you can add another plain tylenol (acetaminophen) 325mg or motrin, but must monitor closely as infection is a concern and follow-up with the dentist is recommended. Good luck.

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