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Can I Alternate Tylenol And Motrin
What might be the symptoms of withdrawal from motrin/tylenol if there is withdrawal from these meds?
None: I've never heard of a patient experiencing withdrawals from either of those medications. The only thing i can think of might be a recurrence of pain if you have been taking either of them for awhile. ...Read more
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
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
Excellent question: Acute, short term use is fine for either. Chronic daily use for either e.g. 4-6 tabs/day for years can be harmful to the kidneys. Alternating tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin doses on a daily basis is actually more harmful than taking either one exclusively. If you need long term pain relief, discuss safety issues and alternatives with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Tylenol (generic name: acetaminophen) and Motrin (generic name: ibuprofen) are different drugs, and can be taken together. Just make sure that you don't take more than the recommended dose of either drug, and that you don't take other medications (like cold medicines, or other pain medicines) that have Acetaminophen in them too. Also, avoid nsaids (like motrin) in pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can choose: If you are giving Children's Tylenol (acetaminophen) you can give 15mL every 4 hours and 15mL of Children's Motrin every 6-8 hours. OR you can give an actual adult dose since he is 12 of 1 tablet/capsule of Motrin 200mg every 6 hours or 1 tablet/capsule of Tylenol (acetaminophen) 250mg every 4 hours. Hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Who knows?: Orthodoxy might align Motrin & tylenol (acetaminophen) as compatible classes of molecules. Likely no double blinded placebo controlled study of this matter. Therefore safety unknown. One speculation is to minimize exposure of the body to small pharmaceutical synthetics. Tylenol (acetaminophen) & Motrin both purport to treat pain. Use combinations under direction of a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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