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Tylenol Vs Advil For Flu
Depends: Ibuprofen is my preferred med. It lasts longer (isn't gives so often). I shouldn't be given < 6m due to risks of kidney irritation. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a fine med but doesn't last as long. I don't recommend alternating the two when a kid has a fever as I have never seen it work well & i respect but don't worry so much about fever. Parents should pay more attention to fluid intake when ill than temperature. ...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
Either can help with: Discomfort.If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a strep throat test & culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of lemon >>. ...Read more
It depends: Which ever one works best for you. ...Read more
None: None are all that effective. Try chloroseptic instead. ...Read more
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
It depends: Feverfew will do nothing to help an acute migraine but if taken daily has been shown to prevent migraines. For an acute migraine Tylenol works better for some, Advil (ibuprofen) better for others, though Excedrin Migraine which combines acetaminophen, aspirin and caffeine is a good choice too. Many herbs, stress reduction and diet changes can also prevent migraines. See http://tinyurl.com/zf6hg23 for more. ...Read more
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
It depends: Both can help. It depends which one works best for you. There is no one answer. ...Read more
I'm currently taking aleve-d for a sinus infection. Is it safe to also take tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for immediate pain relief?
Complex Question...: Simple answer, if you have infrequent tension type headaches what works best for you is what you should take. If liver issues or if you drink routine alcohol would use ibuprofen (Advil) & if stomach or kidney probs acetaminophen (tylenol). You use a tens unit, if this is neck related NSAID's, ibuprofen may be better. If frequent or other symptoms it could be migraines or other issue and need eval. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore throat: Finding the cause & treating it. Those meds. Are for lowering temp. And soothing discomfort temporarily. ...Read more
I'm on sprintec birth control pills, what cold/ flu medication can I take that won't effect my birth control? What pain killers (Advil, tylenol)?
Can I give my 5 & 7 yr olds Tylenol or ibuprofen to reduce flu aches/fever if giving them Simulasan cold, mucus & immune relief (homeopathic)? Thank y
Maybe ok: Truly homeopathic "medications" are made by repeated dilutions, so that the ingredient is not really there anymore (just the "essence" of it remains). That means there is no active ingredient left to cause any benefit. However, that also implies that the homeopathic "medicine" should be pretty harmless, unless some other non-homeopathic ingredient (such as some decongestant chemical) was added. ...Read more
I was sick with the flu a couple weeks ago and have had a migraine headache for four days with very painful, throbbing lymph glands behind my ears for about two weeks, worsening pain daily. Taking ibuprofen and tylenol for pain. Have Sjogrens.
After a 3 days of influenza (flu) w/ fever took ibuprofen and acetaminophen it have left me with a back burning sensation. No problem during peeing. ?
Have the flu. Just noticed blood in my stool. It's red, not black. Been taking lots of acetaminophen and ibuprofen. Also took tamiflu (oseltamivir).
I took Tylenol Sinus extra strength this morning. Can I take Advil tonight it stick with Tylenol?
Yes: absolutely. Four hours after your last dose of that produce is acceptable ...Read more
What could be lowering my immunity bcuz I'm having alot of flu this winter.(I take daily seroxat lexotanil & advil)?
Why &what to do?
Immunity: Please wash hands often and do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth. Vitamin C can boost immunity but only lasts 12 hours in the body so people need to take it at least 2 X daily, more if ill but ask your doctor. Also ask doc about your Vitamin D level. Experts suggest between 50 to 80 to be optimal. Peace and good health ...Read more
I accidently took 3 500mg of extra strength Tylenol in one dose? Been on Tylenol for the past four days cause of severe flu. Should I go to the ER?
No: While 3 tabs by themselves is not toxic, repetition can cause it to build up. Stay well hydrated and hold off on the next dose for at least 8 hours. ...Read more
Got a pill from a friend i recently got a pill from a friend. He told me it was like tylenol or advil. It is red on one half and blue on the other, with a white stripe separating the colours in the middle. It is a capsule shape. I have taken one with no
A : A number of things should be noted from your questions. First - it is generally not a good practice to take medication, whether "over-the-counter" or prescription, from someone else. Even well intentioned friends may not know important details of your medical history that may make it unwise or dangerous to use certain medications. Second - "tylenol" is a brand name for acetaminophen, and "advil" is a brand name for ibuprofen. Although both of these medications can be used for fever or pain reduction, they are different types of medication. Whether either of them is safe or correct for you to use could only be determined based on your medical background: important facts would include medications you may take for chronic conditions, and any history of allergies or intolerance of other medications. Third - there are many online "pill identifier" websites now; but the medication you are referring to may not be referenced since it is an over-the-counter product. Better to consult with your physician about what medications are right for you, and take only medication that you can verify by it's source bottle or package. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between Advil and Tylenol. Thanks so much for answering this question it means a lot to me!!!!!
Good question :
Tylenol is acetaminophen - metabolized by the liver ; it helps alleviate fever and pain but has no anti-inflammatory properties. Advil is ibuprofen and is metabolized by the kidneys. It helps with pain by minimizing the inflammatory cascade.
People with renal insufficiency should avoid Advil. People with liver problems should avoid Tylenol. ...Read more
I have taken 5 Tylenol at 500 mg & 4 Advil at 200 mg since 11 am. I am approximately 135 lbs & have eaten with every dosage. Can I take AdvilPM now?
Why are you taking this many pain pills? If the pills you have taken have not provided relief, taking more will only cause toxicity without providing relief. If you have severe pain, consult your doctor or go to the emergency room of a nearby hospital for an evaluation.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more
Ice: Tylenol, (acetaminophen) 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 3 more doctor answers
I took 2 advil this morning around 9 am and just took some tylenol around 3 PM. When could I take my meloxicam?
My fever has come and gone for almost 12 hours. How long does fever last with the flu. I can only take Tylenol! 4k mgs in 24 hrs, right?
Med interactions.: Per Drugs.Com drug interaction checker, there is moderate potential for a drug interaction when escitalopram & ibuprofen are mixed. There is ^ bleeding risk BUT this is more likely if there is renal/ hepatic disease or you are elderly. Many people take this medication combination with no problems. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Hello ,I have a cold and took Tylenol cold and flu last night . Can I take NyQuil severe tonight? It’s been a full 24 hours
Yes, you may:
Check the acetaminophen content of all the medications you take to make sure that you do not take more than 4.0 grams in one day.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more
I got the flu shot yesterday and I have been getting headaches. Can this be from the flu shot? I took two advil and it didn't help.
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