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Is Advil Or Tylenol Better For 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
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
It depends: Which ever one works best for you. ...Read more
It depends: Both can help. It depends which one works best for you. There is no one answer. ...Read more
Sore throat: Finding the cause & treating it. Those meds. Are for lowering temp. And soothing discomfort temporarily. ...Read more
Whatever works: For a sore throat, there is no controlled study that i know of that answers the question of relief of pain for a sore throat. Inasmuch as the most common cause of sore throat is viral, you should drink a lot of fluids and take the pain medicine that gives you the best relief. Except for Acetaminophen (tylenol) the other meds are known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. They are similar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I'm currently taking aleve-d for a sinus infection. Is it safe to also take tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for immediate pain relief?
None: None are all that effective. Try chloroseptic instead. ...Read more
Neither one.: Acetaminophen is not good for a hangover b/c it can be toxic in high doses to the liver which may already be impaired after metabolizing alcohol. Ibuprofen is less injurious to the liver but increases the risk of GI bleeding which goes up after drinking alcohol. The best treatment would be to rest & drink plenty of fluids including water and electrolyte sport drinks. ...Read more
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