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Generic acetaminophen rarely works for my headaches but name brand Tylenol always does. Why is this? I thought it was the exact same thing?

Generic acetaminophen rarely works for my headaches but name brand Tylenol always does. Why is this? I thought it was the exact same thing?

They should be: However the generic medicine manufactures are only held to a 70% purity when producing generic meds. Really with a generic med you are not getting the most pure form of the drug that is why it costs less aslo. Brand name tylenol is techiquely acetaminophen and it is 99% pure. In essence the brand tylenol will for the above reason will appear to be stronger. Hope that helps ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tylenol (Definition)

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Is the generic brand of tylenol (acetaminophen) cough and sore throat safe during pregnancy?

Is the generic brand of tylenol (acetaminophen) cough and sore throat safe during pregnancy?

Probably: Should be fine, always best to check with your ob-gyn before taking anything- since we can't ever be totally positive about safety of anything taken or ingested during pregnancy- but if you need it- please use moderately. ...Read more

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Is eaquate brand acedemenophen okay to take with the tylenol (acetaminophen) recall?

Is eaquate brand acedemenophen okay to take with the tylenol (acetaminophen) recall?

Yes: None of the generics were recalled, so any of them are perfectly safe to use. Be sure if you are using for a child, though, that you know the dose to give based on child's weight and how much is in each tsp of the formulation you actually have. ...Read more

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Tried advil, tylenol (acetaminophen) but they don't work, someone help please?

Try alleve: Most over the counter meds will work for aches and pains but people respond differently to meds; so be careful and you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why doesn't motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) work for my baby's teething pain?

Why doesn't motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) work for my baby's teething pain?

Because it hurts: Analgesics can only do so much. Use a teething ring that can be chilled. Make appt w Pedodontist, a Pediatric Dental Specialist now, but no later than 1st b'day. ...Read more

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What to do for heavy head and head aches I took Tylenol (acetaminophen) but not seeming to work?

What to do for heavy head and head aches I took Tylenol (acetaminophen) but not seeming to work?

Nonspecific: Too nonspecific. Unless you have liver dysfunction you can safely take up to 3000mg of Tylenol (acetaminophen) a day. If continues or you have neurologic changes, seek emergency help. Unlikely to be significant at your age unless other extenuating circumstances- genetic risk for aneurysm formation, drug use, etc. ...Read more

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Braxtonn hicks will tylenol (acetaminophen) work ?

Braxtonn hicks will tylenol (acetaminophen) work ?

Don;t need to use: Braxton hicks contractions are common in pregnacy and you do not need to use any pain medications for them. Better for the baby not to use anything. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Stein
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Acetaminophen (Definition)

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