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Alternating Tylenol And Ibuprofen In Adults
Both work, but...: Both are effective at reducing fever, aches and pains. Both are generally safe, in appropriate doses. Motrin is antiinflammatory, tylenol (acetaminophen) is not. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can affect liver function, especially in drinkers. Motrin can irritate stomachs, can cause bleedingulcers, or kidney problems. Side effects/risks can vary with underlying medical condition, other meds, dosage, and duration of use. Ask your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more
Yes: When children get fever most often we can use one or the other to help reduce the fever but when they have a high fever they are uncomfortable and tylenol (acetaminophen) alone does not decrease the fever wenough and or children are still uncomfortable. In this situation we often reccommend alternating Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more
Need Evaluation: If you are asking this question you have a significant pain problem. There may be better ways to treat your pain than trying to stagger two medications that can damage your liver (tylenol) or your kidneys (ibuprofen). Perhaps asking your pcp first or getting a referral to a pain specialist would be in order. Never exceed the recommended daily doses on the product prescribing instructions. ...Read more
Which is better for body in long run for managing severe cramps with endo: round clock800 mg advil (ibuprofen) or OCCASIONAL percocet replacing several advil (ibuprofen)?
Hard to say: There are risks for both approaches. The risk of using controlled substances seems greater and I usually recommend the 800 mg advil (ibuprofen) three times a day for the duration of the menstrual cycle. If this is longer than 1 week each month then further consideration should be given to the regimen ...Read more
Yes: Not a bad idea.Get a more detailed answer ›
You can - but why?: Fever is a generally beneficial response to infection and helps to fight the infection. The only reasons to reduce fever are that the individual is patently uncomfortable, or that their heart or lungs cannot tolerate it, or that the fever has reached heights in a child which place them at risk of seizures (>105). You can use tepid washcloth baths, low dose pediatric tylenol, (acetaminophen) etc., . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I alternate 440 mg of aleve with extra strength Tylenol (acetaminophen)? And how many hours in between the 2? Thank you!
Is children's tylenol syrup (has acetaminophen 160mg) safe to use in pregnant for sore throat and ache instead of tylenol extra strength tabs.
Yes: You certainly can. In doing so you reduce the risk of side effects of each medication as you are taking a smaller daily dose. ...Read more
Not specific.: No purpose, both have antipyretic properties, both may reduce your fever. Some prefer tylenol, (acetaminophen) others prefer advil. Both have side effects if taken high doses and frequently. For short term basis is ok until seen by your doctor to find out cause of fever , if it persists. ...Read more
Yes: Most of the meds mentioned work systemically so can help with other aches and pains; just be careful of the amounts you take. ...Read more
Can you take 1000 mg tylenol (acetaminophen) with 600 mg Advil together for soreness and aches from golfing ?
Yes: You can they are different classes of medicine but docs don't usually recommend it anyway. Don't take more than 3000mg on tylenol (acetaminophen) a day and more than about 2400 m of advil a day. I would not make a habit of combining them all the time though because they do follow the same metabolic pathway albeit are metabolized in different places (tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetaminophen) in liver and advil kidney). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both help with pain: But Motrin is an antiinflamatory as well. This blocks prostaglandins wich causes inflamation and pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a simple pain reliever and not an antiiinflamatory agent. Motrin can cause ulcers, kidney failure, and possibly cardivascular enents such as heart attacks. ...Read more
Don't self medicate: As stated before taking anything have yourself evaluated by a physician. Don't take a short cut. ...Read more
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