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What is best for lower back pain Advil or tylenol (acetaminophen)?

What  is best for lower back pain Advil or tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Both are good and : Can be used together. If you have any stomach issues, tylenol (acetaminophen) will be the better choice although advil offers an anti inflammatory effect & pain relieving effect while tylenol (acetaminophen) only works as pain reliever. Also, with any kidney disease or if you are on blood thinners, tylenol (acetaminophen) is your choice of medication. If you have liver disease, you may not be able to use either. Then check with your pcp. ...Read more

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What is better for back pain, aleve, advil, or tylenol (acetaminophen)?

What is better for back pain, aleve, advil, or tylenol (acetaminophen)?

It depends on the ca: You should not take these drugs without knowing thec ause of your pain.Tylenol (acetaminophen) is the safest but alleve and advil are more potent in releiving pain.But they can cause gastritis(stomach irritation)and sometimes bleeding from your stomach. ...Read more

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Naproxen vs aspirin for neck pain. Which one is better?

Naproxen vs aspirin for neck pain. Which one is better?

Naproxen: Different people respond better to one anti-inflammatory over another. Ibuprofen and Naproxen are common and some people often find one more effective than the other. Aspirin, while also an nsaid, has an increased risk of bleeding as compared with the others, and at higher doses may be more likely to lead to stomach issues. ...Read more

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What's better for pain tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil for skinned elbow?

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

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Is ultracet better for controlling arthritus pain than coated aspirin or extra-strength tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Is ultracet better for controlling arthritus pain than coated aspirin or extra-strength tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Different pain meds: Ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen) is a combination of Tramadol(Ultam) is an opoid pain medication and acetaminophen(Tylenol) and is a stronger pain med than Aspirin and Extra strength Tylenol.We do not use Aspirin for pain that much as it can cause stomach bleeding if taken in therapeutic doses. Depends on the pain level.Ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen) is stronger than extra strength Tylenol but can be habit forming and can cause constipation ...Read more

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Which is better for arthritis knee pain tylenol (acetaminophen) extra or alieve?

Either: Would try tylenol (acetaminophen) first. If does not help the try aleve. Be aware that any overuse of either of these medications can have side effects. Best to discuss and be followed up by your pcp. If does not help may need injection. ...Read more

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Is tylenol (acetaminophen) #3 is better than percocet for my back pain?

Is tylenol (acetaminophen) #3 is better than percocet for my back pain?

Depends: Choice of pain meds in terms of efficaciousness as well as side effects is very much an individual thing i.E people react differently. ...Read more

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Is motrin or Aleve (naproxen) better for knee pains from running?

No real difference: Both are nsaids and both have the same mechanism of action. Motrin (ibuprofen) tends to be shorter acting and needs to be taken every 4-6 hours while aleve (naproxen) is longer acting and needs to be taken every 12 hours. Both will work for the knee pain. ...Read more

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Is Diclofenac, Meloxicam, or Indomethacin, better for chronic osteoarthritis, and back pain?

Is Diclofenac, Meloxicam, or Indomethacin, better for chronic osteoarthritis, and back pain?

Efficacy : Which one is best is a matter of which one works better for you. Osteoarthritis is a wear and tear condition, where you may or may not have a component of inflammation. If inflammation is present, any of them may help. ...Read more

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How long is it safe to use Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for pain relief? I've had excruciating pain from mouth ulcer on back of tongue for a while, doc prescribed Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen).

Pain: Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) should only be used for short term pain relief. I would say 4 to 5 days max. How long have you had this pain? Was it an MD or DDS that looked at the sore and gave you the Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)? Mouth ulcers should heal within 7 to 10 days and rarely are they painful enough to take strong narcotics. I would recommend that you see your dentist. ...Read more

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Which is better for body in long run for managing severe cramps with endo: round clock800 mg advil (ibuprofen) or OCCASIONAL percocet replacing several advil (ibuprofen)?

Which is better for body in long run for managing severe cramps with endo: round clock800 mg advil (ibuprofen) or OCCASIONAL percocet replacing several advil (ibuprofen)?

Hard to say: There are risks for both approaches. The risk of using controlled substances seems greater and I usually recommend the 800 mg advil (ibuprofen) three times a day for the duration of the menstrual cycle. If this is longer than 1 week each month then further consideration should be given to the regimen ...Read more

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What is better for virus pain naproxen or ibuprofen?

What is better for virus pain naproxen or ibuprofen?

Which ever you can: They are the same class of medication. I take the aleve (naproxen) because the ibuprofeb upsets my stomach. ...Read more

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Can i take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil for pain while i'm on cipro and Flagyl for a diverticulitis flair up?

Can i take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil for pain while i'm on cipro and Flagyl for a diverticulitis flair up?

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

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