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Tylenol Or Advil For Pain
Yes: Yes you can. There is no relationship in how they work and can be taken together without concern of a possible cross reaction. ...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
I have strep throat and cold sores. I'm on amoxicillin . I've been alternating tylenol and Advil for pain and fever. How long can I safely take these?
As long as Paining: As long as you have pain, it usually lasts 2 to 5 days, but you can taper of one of the pain med as you get better. ...Read more
Yes: If taken prior to the onset of pain, but that is rather difficult to predict. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes, but not advised: Pain is a warning sign of irritation or tissue damage, so preemptively trying to avoid pain can cause to increased risk of tissue damage. Neither Acetaminophen or nsaids are great at preventing pain prior to it starting, they can. Acetaminophen probably more so. If it is for a surgical procedure, be even more cautious as nsaids can cause bleeding issues, so make sure to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Ice: Tylenol, Ibuprofen or narcotic pain medications are all very helpful. However, icing your forehead and eyes can also be very effective at preventing swelling, bruising and reducing pain. I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D. Lone tree facial plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Okay to double down on OTC pain meds? Can i take Advil and tylenol at the same time? I have heard you can, but is it possible to overdose?
Caution: Just because a medicine is over-the-counter, it doesn't mean it is without side effects. One should never exceed recommended doses of otc meds. Depending on other health conditions, it may be acceptable to take advil (ibuprofen) and tylenol (acetaminophen) together, but you should check with your doctor. Liver disease, kidney disease, and excess alcohol intake increase the risk of adverse effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Take Both: Tylenol is acetaminophen, while advil is ibuprofen. Tylenol is better at swelling, but advil will be better for pain. A study has shown that combining the two medications together will provide better pain relief than either one by itself. Take 2 advil and 1 tylenol for pain. Keep smiling. ...Read more
Yes: Most of the meds mentioned work systemically so can help with other aches and pains; just be careful of the amounts you take. ...Read more
Vicodin made me sick, using 1000mg Tylenol for oral surg pain. It's dulling pain but not releif + ice PAC. Can I take Advil even tho I'm on li 900
I have the most horrible pain where the back of my head meets w/ my neck. I've tried 1000mg tylenol an 600mg advil.No recent injury?
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