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My 4 year old has a fever of 101.5. I just gave him tylenol (acetaminophen) but the fever is not declining. Can I give him motrin at the same time?

My 4 year old has a fever of 101.5. I just gave him tylenol (acetaminophen) but the fever is not declining. Can I give him motrin at the same time?

Yes: They do not interfere with each other. I would pick one med or the other & only give as directed. Spend more time making sure the kid is hydrated than worring about fever. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

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


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I’m allergic to Motrin and seem to be allergic to Tylenol what Can I take for pain?

I’m allergic to Motrin and seem to be allergic to Tylenol what Can I take for pain?

Unusual: Please tell us what kind of reaction (and how soon after) you have to Motrin and Tylenol to allow us to give you some guidance. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin together?

Is it ok to take tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin together?

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 more

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Is it possible for you to take 500mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) while taking motrin 800mg?

Is it possible for you to take 500mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) while taking motrin 800mg?

Tylenol/Ibuprofen: Yes as long as you don't overdose on them. Maximum dose for tylenol (acetaminophen) is 4000mg/1day and 2400-3200mg/1 day for Motrin (ibuprofen). Also make sure you take food with Motrin as this can cause GI upset/gastritis. ...Read more

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Can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin together?

Can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin together?

Yes: These are different types of medications and do not interact with each other. Motrin is an NSAID which is both anti-inflammatory and for pain and fever. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a pain and fever reliever. You should discuss your pain medicine regimen with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it better to take tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin for a fever?

Is it better to take tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin for a fever?

Either: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is an antipyretic so it is helpful with fever. Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory and addresses both fever and inflammation. With stubborn fevers people often alternate tylenol (acetaminophen) (every 4 hours) and Ibuprofen (can be taken every 6 hours). Some people find one works better than the other for them. Be sure you are drinking well when taking ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Are motrin and tylenol (acetaminophen) multi symptom safe to take together?

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 more

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I've heard you can take tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin when you're sick. How can I take both or rotate them and still be safe?

I've heard you can take tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin when you're sick. How can I take both or rotate them and still be safe?

Any old way.: There is no significant interaction between the two medications. One may take them together or completely independently. Do not exceed dosages stated on the bottle for either medication. ...Read more

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I've heard you can take tylenol (acetaminophen) \u0026 motrin when you're sick. How can I take both or rotate them and still be safe?

I've heard you can take tylenol (acetaminophen) \u0026 motrin when you're sick. How can I take both or rotate them and still be safe?

Typo?: Tylenol (acetaminophen) should be used every six hours, as should advil (400mg). If having bad aches or fevers / or both, offset dose times by 3 hours for one med. Ex.: tylenol (acetaminophen) @ 06, 12, 6p, mn and then advil at 09, 3p, 9p, 3a. If that uncomfortable, probably should see your dr. Or an urgent care. ...Read more

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Is it better to take tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin for a child's fever?

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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Is it better to take tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin for a child's fever?

No big difference: Only measurable difference would be
duration of antipyretic effect, i.e., tylenol (acetaminophen) for 4 hours vs Motrin 6 hrs. The efficacy is pretty much same at usual dose at 10 mg per kg of body weight. ...Read more

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I am allergic to motrin. I have a really severe headache and tylenol (acetaminophen) is not helping. Is there anything else I can take that will help?

Yes, but...: It's best to see your doctor to figure why you're getting such bad headaches. Things like stress, certain medications, and particular foods can trigger migraines. There are prescription meds to help knock out migraines and daily meds if needed to prevent them. Meds like tramadol are non-nsaids (no motrin) stronger than tylenol (acetaminophen) and non narcotics available by prescription. ...Read more

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My son has a fever of 103 and I'm having a hard time with breaking it. I have given Motrin and rotated with Tylenol (acetaminophen). What could this be?

Many possibilities: A broad range of agents, both viral or bacterial, will generate fever in a normal person. The fever is protective, increases blood flow and access to the blood cells that fight infection If the fever persists in spite of proper dosing of ibuprofen or acetaminophen, then that is just the nature of the illness. Encourage cool fluids and other comfort measures until and after the kid is evaluated. ...Read more

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4 yr old/2 day of cefdinir, despite the fact that I gave her motrin 3 hrs ago she's still complaining of pain. Can she take Tylenol (acetaminophen) and alternate?

4 yr old/2 day of cefdinir, despite the fact that I gave her motrin 3 hrs ago she's still complaining of pain. Can she take Tylenol (acetaminophen) and alternate?

Healing takes time: With certain illnesses, such as ear infections and strep throat, painful discomfort can last awhile. You did not mention what she was on cefdinir for, so I am guessing about the illness. If it was pneumonia, there could be some pleurisy, or pain in the lining for the lungs. Changing to Tylenol (acetaminophen) won't make a difference. Try applying warmth to the area of the pain. ...Read more

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Can my child with chicken pox take tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin?

Yes.: You can use either to treat the fever, but only if it is high. Do not treat the fever if it is below 101 and your child is feeling okay. Studies have shown that children do better overall when a low-grade fever is allowed to continue during chicken pox. Do not use aspirin, ever, in children! ...Read more

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If someone takes motrin, Advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) can she have a heart attack?

If someone takes motrin, Advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) can she have a heart attack?

NSAIDs: Like advil or aleve or celebrex, etc can cause platelet aggregation and have despite low, the propensity to cause heart attack or stroke. Who are at more risk are the ones who need Aspirin for protection who have preexisting risk. These medicines counteract the protective effect of aspirin. Tylenol (acetaminophen) does not belong to this class. ...Read more

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If I'm allergic reaction to Motrin, can I take Tylenol (acetaminophen)? Is it well tolerated? Body super sensitive since dx w chronic hives and hashis

Usually yes: Depending on what kind of allergy to Motrin. If you have had severe respiratory symptoms then only very rarely is it risky to take the Tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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I have had fever for 4 days breaks when I take motrin and tylenol (acetaminophen). My fever broke again approx 2 hours ago temp now is 95.8 with sweating?

See your FamilyDoc: So the good news is that Motrin & Tylenol (acetaminophen) can break your fever. The bad news is that you're still sick after 4 days. Best recommendation I can make is to see your Family Doc or go to Urgent Care or even Emergency Department to determine cause of fever & to receive appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Tylenol (Definition)

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Acetaminophen (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more