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Which is a more effective treatment: acetaminophen or aspirin?

Which is a more effective treatment: acetaminophen or aspirin?

Fever, pain: For both fever and pain, acetaminophen is an effective and a safe treatment. Aspirin is a very effective treatment for both fever and pain, but has a significantly worse side effect profile. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...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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Which is better for a hangover: ibuprofen or acetaminophen?

Which is better for a hangover: ibuprofen or acetaminophen?

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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Which is most effective for pain from a surgical wound: aleve, motrin, or tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Which is most effective for pain from a surgical wound: aleve, motrin, or tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Combo: Usually naprosyn or Ibuprofen in combination with tylenol (acetaminophen) work well. Use prescription narcotics as needed, but make sure not to take too much tylenol (acetaminophen), because many of the prescription narcotics are already combined with that. ...Read more

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Which is more effective voltaren (diclofenac) or naproxen for neck pain?

Which is more effective voltaren (diclofenac) or naproxen for neck pain?

Both: Both medications can be effective for neck pain. Trying each one separately for a few days would better help you chose which one to take. ...Read more

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Which is more effective for mensural pain:felvin or ibrufen?

Which is more effective for mensural pain:felvin or ibrufen?

Depends: Both Felvin (piroxicam) and ibuprofen are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs so their effectiveness depends on their action in an individual case. Both should work and only the effect on a specific person is the most effective drug for them. ...Read more

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Which is better for menstrual cramps: ibuprofen or acetaminophen?

Which is better for menstrual cramps: ibuprofen or acetaminophen?

Ibuprofen might be: more effective. NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can v pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more

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Paracetamol or aspirin ?Which is better for treating headaches.

Paracetamol or aspirin ?Which is better for treating headaches.

Paracetamol/aspirin?: There is no such thing as "best" "better" or "worst" medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics. See your PCP for evaluation and tests. ...Read more

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What pain medications are available for a person that is allergic to tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin?

What pain medications are available for a person that is allergic to tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin?

It depends: The answer depends on the symptoms associated with the tylenol (acetaminophen) and if the Motrin reaction extends to other nsaids (aspirin etc). True allergy to Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen)) is unusual. If there is NSAID sensitivity, most can tolerate Celebrex (despite the warning) since being a cox-2 antagonist. Non-salicylate analgesics like Disalcid or trilisate are an option, but more GI intolerance present. ...Read more

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Which is better for arthritis: Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAIDs?

Which is better for arthritis: Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAIDs?

You can try: each and find out the answer. In terms of safety, too much nsaids you need to be careful of irritating the lining of your stomach. ...Read more

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Is aspirin or ibuprofen better for fibrocystic (breast) pain? Which is safer to take long-term? Should i alternate usage?

Is aspirin or ibuprofen better for fibrocystic (breast) pain?  Which is safer to take long-term?  Should i alternate usage?

Try and see.: Neither is intrinsically better and the side effect profile is quite close. Try each of them at recommended dosage. Assuming no contraindications you should consider about 650 mg asa 4 times per day or Motrin 600-800 mg 3 times per day. See which one works best for you. ...Read more

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Is it safe, and more effective, to take OTC ibuprofen + acetaminophen together for suppressing pain of a recent injury? What dosage would be safe?

Is it safe, and more effective, to take OTC ibuprofen + acetaminophen together for suppressing pain of a recent injury?  What dosage would be safe?

Safe to combine but: It is safe to combine but often it is unneccsary.You can take 400to600mgm of ibuprophen every six hours if you do not have allergy to it or Aspirin and no history of stomach ulcer.You can start with 400 mgm and if does not help increase to 600 mgm.If that does not give you relief for short time you can add acetamino 650 mgm to 1000 mgm every 4 o 6 hours need prescription pain meds if pain too bad. ...Read more

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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 more

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Which is better for a fever: Aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen?

Which is better for a fever: Aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen?

Both are NSAIDs: Ibuprofen is a fast acting drug, therefore much better at relieving fever. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

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


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Acetaminophen (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more