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Is Ibuprofen An Aspirin Product
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
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.pdf for a variety of information on th acetaminophen molecule. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, it is not: Paracetamol is not classified as an NSAID. It works different from how NSAIDs work in the body and is associated with different side effects. Paracetamol is widely used for pain and fever but does not treat inflammation or swelling like NSAIDs do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whichever works.: They are complimentary medications. Some respond better to one than the other. Can be taken together or on an alternating schedule. ...Read more
Number of factors: Your diagnosis, clinical individual situation, level of pain or inflammation, individual risk factors, and the past experience with NSAIDs medications. For example for low back pain Advil is recommended. For TMJ inflammation Aleve (naproxen) is better. Talk to your doctor about whether you can take NSAIDs daily. ...Read more
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