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Is paracetamol more effective than ibuprofen?

Is paracetamol more effective than ibuprofen?

No: Paracetamol is same is Acetaminophen ( aka tylenol (acetaminophen) ). Effect/efficacy of Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen is individual and depends on your genetics and pain type. Generally there is no supeiority or inferiority. In some specific instances Ibuprofen will be preferre due to a anti inflamatory effect. ...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 would the effects of taking 2800mg ibuprofen with 3000mg of paracetamol be at a weight of 54kg?

What would the effects of taking 2800mg ibuprofen with 3000mg of paracetamol be at a weight of 54kg?

Liver/kidney damage: This is a serious issue if you took them as a single dose. If this is taken as divided doses in one day then it is a different issue. The highest maximum allowable dose in 24 hrs. is 3000 mg. of Paracetamol and 2400mg. of Ibuprofen. DO NOT EXCEED THIS DOSE. Also prolonged use of Ibuprofen can lead to gastric ulcer and stomach bleeding. Prolonged use of Paracetamol can lead to kidney / liver damage ...Read more

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Can i take paracetamol if im allergic to ibuprofen?

Can i take paracetamol if im allergic to ibuprofen?

Probably.: Most people who are allergic to Ibuprofen or related medications can tolerate paracetamol (acetaminophen). However, not every body can. Being allergic to Ibuprofen makes it more likely that you are going to react to other anti-inflammatory medications of the NSAID group, but not necessarily to all. The most likely other medication you may react to would be naproxen. ...Read more

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What are side effects of ibuprofen vs paracetamol for an adult?

What are side effects of ibuprofen vs paracetamol for an adult?

Stomach pain & more: The most common side effects of Ibuprofen are stomach pain, gastrointestinal ulcers, bleeding, kidney injury, nausea, diarrhea, throat swelling and liver injury. Acetaminophen can cause nausea, headache, kidney injury and liver failure (in overdose). In general, Acetaminophen is far safer an side effects are much less common than with ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Ibuprofen or paracetamol which one is safer for 10 months old baby?

Ibuprofen or paracetamol which one is safer for 10 months old baby?

Both are fine: Both are fine at 10 months, just be sure to use the proper dose for weight and be sure you have the right concentration. ...Read more

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Do I need to leave a gap between taking paracetamol and ibuprofen?

Do I need to leave a gap  between taking paracetamol  and ibuprofen?

Advil + Tylenol (acetaminophen): No need since they have different mechanisms of action and no serious interactions. with each other. Alternating them every 4 hours works for high fever in children because the interval between doses of ibuprofen should be 6-8 hours, but the interval between doses of paracetamol can be every 4 hours. That way, the appropriate interval for ibuprofen is maintained. You may take both every 6-12 hours ...Read more

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What is max safe single dose of paracetamol & ibuprofen together ? , thanks !

Maximum dose: Typical ibuprofen doses range from 400 to 800 mg in adults. Paracetamol doses range from 325 mg to 1000 mg. They can be given at the same time, but I recommend waiting for 30-60 minutes to see if the second medication is warranted. ...Read more

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Can i take ponstan with paracetamol? I assume i can't take ponstan with ibuprofen?

Can i take ponstan with paracetamol? I assume i can't take ponstan with ibuprofen?

Call your pharmacist: Your pharmacist can give you definitive information on drug-drug interactions, and combinations regarding safety issues. It's readily available, and at their fingertips. So don't delay. You'll be happy that you called. ...Read more

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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