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Doctor insights on: Anti Inflammatory Aspirin Vs Tylenol

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Is aspirin an effective anti-inflammatory or should one use tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil for a sprained knee?

Is aspirin an effective anti-inflammatory or should one use tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil for a sprained knee?

You know your body: There is no one best medication for everybody. You should always stay within the recommended dosage on the packaging and discontinue it if you have side effects. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not an anti-inflammatory, but it may control your pain. If your symptoms are not improving, you should be evaluated. All of those medications may have side effects with prolonged use. ...Read more

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Antiinflammatory (Definition)

Inflammation is a condition of swelling that may or may not be associated with pain. Anti-inflammatory are medications that block the cause of this condition. Medications include ibuprofen, naproxen, and celecoxib. Steroids (cortisone) are ...Read more


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Is baby aspirin used for anti inflammatory?

Is baby aspirin used for anti inflammatory?

Not really: Aspirin at low doses has the ability to decrease the stickiness of your platelets and is often used to reduce chances of a stroke or heart attack. Aspirin does have anti-inflammatory properties, but its association with liver damage/failure and brain damage in kids (reye syndrome) led to rare use under the age of 16. ...Read more

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For an anti-inflammatory how does aspirin compare with diclofenac?

For an anti-inflammatory how does aspirin compare with diclofenac?

Not even close: Aspirin has no significant anti-inflammatory effects unless it is taken in high doses that approach toxic levels. Diclofenac has significantly greater benefits in treating inflammation. ...Read more

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If aspirin is anti-inflammatory, why doesn't it lower CRP blood levels? Or does it? What about other NSAIDS? Thx

If aspirin is anti-inflammatory, why doesn't it lower CRP blood levels?  Or does it?  What about other NSAIDS?  Thx

See details: Numerous issues can cause an elevated CRP. Aspirin has to be taken in very large doses to have any antiinflammatory effects. The other meds other reduce pain but often will not lower the CRP. Once again, it depends on the cause. ...Read more

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Can I take Alleve as anti-inflammatory for my foot ligament strain plus Tylenol for pain at same time? I also have diclophenac script I have on hand in case of back pain 75mg and could take that if you think that is better. Can I still take Tylenol?

Can I take Alleve as anti-inflammatory for my foot ligament strain plus Tylenol for pain at same time? I also have diclophenac script I have on hand in case of back pain 75mg and could take that if you think that is better. Can I still take Tylenol?

Yes: you can take Alleve (a "NSAID") with TYLENOL (acetaminophen) since the two are unrelated. There is no advantage to diclophenac over Alleve and its a lot more expensive. BTW DO NOT "mix" diclophenac and Alleve!!!! Hope this helps!\ Dr Z ...Read more

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Is tylenol (acetaminophen) considered an aspirin?

Is tylenol (acetaminophen) considered an aspirin?

No, acetaminophen: Tylenol is the most widely promoted & purchased brand of acetaminophen, see: http://www.rxlist.com/tylenol-drug.htm, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tylenol, http://courses.chem.psu.edu/chem36/Chem36H/IndivExpt1/461%20Acetaminophen.pdf & http://fp.ucalgary.ca/FMResidentSecure/Articles/acetaminophen[2].pdf for a variety of information on th acetaminophen molecule. ...Read more

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What happens if you take 16 aspirin and 20 tylenol (acetaminophen) how long is it till it is out of your system?

What happens if you take 16 aspirin and 20 tylenol (acetaminophen) how long is it till it is out of your system?

Get medical help: It will be too risky to chance letting your body clear out the drugs by itself, and the risk is death or lifelong liver damage, to name a few. You have a closing window of time to get medical attention, and what treatment will involve is preventing the damage from occurring. Give this free phone number a call now, and they will guide you: 1-800-222-1222. ...Read more

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Which is safer for the body if used occasionally: tylenol (acetaminophen) or aspirin i've tried both, feel like i've had similar results with both that's why?

Which is safer for the body if used occasionally: tylenol (acetaminophen) or aspirin i've tried both, feel like i've had similar results with both that's why?

Both: Acetominophen (tylenol) intake should be limited to less than 4 grams daily. In excess, liver damage may occur. Aspirin can trigger asthma attacks, GI bleeding, allergic reactions, and intake should be limited to less that 3 grams daily. Occasional use and alternating them may be best. ...Read more

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How long does aspirin and tylenol (acetaminophen) stay in ur system? For example usually it says take every 6 hours so does that mean after that it's gone within?

How long does aspirin and tylenol (acetaminophen) stay in ur system? For example usually it says take every 6 hours so does that mean after that it's gone within?

Depends on dose: A one-time dose is normally gone within that time frame. However, regular use of medications create a "steady state" baseline which takes longer to be metabolized. How long depends on your metabolism. For example, kidney or liver disease cause drugs to not be cleared as effectively, and the medication can build up in your system. Also, effects of Aspirin on platelets can last up to a week. ...Read more

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I took 9 grams of aspirin and 10 grams of tylenol (acetaminophen). Home remedies to survive? I'm 5'1, and about 110-115 pounds. It's been in my system 28-30 hours.

I took 9 grams of aspirin and 10 grams of tylenol (acetaminophen). Home remedies to survive? I'm 5'1, and about 110-115 pounds. It's been in my system 28-30 hours.

Please go to ER: It sounds like you tried to kill yourself; I am happy to hear you have changed your mind. If you really want to survive & not have permanent kidney & liver damage then please go to the er asap!-this is beyond the scope of home remedies.That Aspirin dose is not lethal but the tylenol (acetaminophen) dose is potentially fatal; dying from acute liver failure is not a good way to go-but it's not too late. See comment. ...Read more

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Are there certain things that are more indicative of alcohol damage vs. Aspirin/tylenol damage?

Are there certain things that are more indicative of alcohol damage vs. Aspirin/tylenol damage?

History & labs: Of course if patient tells you they drink vs take/took Aspirin or tylenol, (acetaminophen) but also the liver function tests usually are initially elevated in different patterns between the two. If the damage progresses to failure, it becomes a moot point in short term critical care of patient. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take tylenol (acetaminophen) and aspirin together for a headache?

Is it ok to take tylenol (acetaminophen) and aspirin together for a headache?

Sure: You can space them out or choose one of the combination products like Excedrin (aspirin, tylenol (acetaminophen) and caffeine). I also agree that Ibuprofen is a better choice than aspirin. ...Read more

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Is there any common (otc) drug/medicine like aspirin or tylenol (acetaminophen) that will kill you in high doses?

Everything: In high enough doses, essentially every medicine becomes a toxin / poison. There is a toxicology book that addresses this: "the dose makes the poison.". ...Read more

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Does tylenol (acetaminophen) thin blood like aspirin?

No: Mechanism of tylenol (acetaminophen) not exactly known but it is not considered an anti-platelet medication and so does not cause an increased tendency to bleed unless overdose occurs and liver function is impaired. Liver is responsible for many clotting factors. Routine tylenol (acetaminophen) does not predispose to significant bleeding risk. ...Read more

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