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A 68-year-old female asked:

Is tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen better for sore throat & mild headache? i am presently taking buspirone daily & lorazepam on occasion for anxiety.

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Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen): The lowest incidence of side effects or complications is expected with Acetaminophen usage, at an effective dose of up to 3 grams per day. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds (ibuprophen, advil, aleve, (naproxen) aspirin, etc.) carry the significant risk of short or long-term gastric complications, as well as the potential for renal impairment.
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