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What is the difference between tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin?

What is the difference between tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin?

One is an analgesic: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is in the class of analgesics that will help with the pain and reduce your fever. Motrin is an anti-inflammatory that reduces the inflammation and swelling and will secondarily reduce pain to the area. ...Read more

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What is the highest safe amount of acetaminophen and ibuprofen a person can take?

What is the highest safe amount of acetaminophen and ibuprofen a person can take?

Follow directions : Usually 4000 mg per day of Acetaminophen and 1600 mg per day of Ibuprofen are safe. All medications have side effects and risks so please follow the directions on the bottle carefully. Contact your primary physician about the safety of these products if you have liver, kidney, or stomach ailments. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ibuprofen (200mg) and neprelan (500mg) other than dosage and one is a prescription and the other is otc.

What is the difference between ibuprofen (200mg) and neprelan (500mg) other than dosage and one is a prescription and the other is otc.

Very different: That dose of Ibuprofen is too low to provide any anti-inflammatory benefits. It just provides mild pain relief. The Naprelan (naproxen) dose is an anti-inflammatory dose. You have to take at least 1, 500 mg of Ibuprofen daily to receive any anti-inflammatory benefits from it. ...Read more

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What is the difference between aspirin, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen?

What is the difference between aspirin, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen?

Effect on baby: Aspirin and Ibuprofen are related anti-inflammatory pain medicines. They should be avoided in pregnancy, especially in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters because they can close an important valve in the baby's heart. This valve normally closes at the time of birth which is why they can be taken post-partum. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a pain reliever that does not have this effect on the baby and is safe in pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the difference between baby aspirin and normal aspirin?

Dose: Babies should not be given aspirin the so called "baby aspirin" is a 65 mg tablet. Regular Aspirin is anywhere from 325 to 1000 mg. ...Read more

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What's the difference between aspirin and paracetamol ? Which is better for headaches or fever?

What's the difference between aspirin and paracetamol ? Which is better for headaches or fever?

Headaches or fever: They both have their advantages/ disadvantages. Either would likely work for headache / fever. Which would be better depends on the patient. The major difference is that Aspirin has an anti inflammatory effect. Paracetamol does not. Paracetamol is easier on the stomach. There are products that combine the two (excedrin back and body & goodys back and body) ...Read more

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What is the difference of nsaid and ansaid (flurbiprofen)?

What is the difference of nsaid and ansaid (flurbiprofen)?

Definition: Nsaids stand for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Ansaid (flurbiprofen) is a brand name of Flurbiprofen which is an nsaid. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of the Pyrilamine Maleate that is in Midol and Pamprin?

What is the purpose of the Pyrilamine Maleate that is in Midol and Pamprin?

PMS: Some of the PMS symptoms that women have during their cycle include symptoms that are made better with antihistamines like pyrilamine maleate. If midol is taken before bedtime, it will help create drowsiness as well ...Read more

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Sir, what is difference between mebeverine and dicyclomin which one is the best can I use both of them?

Sir, what is difference between mebeverine and dicyclomin which one is the best can I use both of them?

Take only one : Mebeverine is an antimuscarinic. It belongs to a group of compounds called musculotropic antispasmodics. These compounds act directly on the gut muscles at the cellular level to relax them. Diclyclomine also antagonizes acetylcholine at muscarinic receptors (anticholinergic); relaxes smooth muscle, inhibits bradykinin and histamine-induced spasms.Take only one at a time as prescribed to prevent se. ...Read more

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What is the highest mg of ibuprofen you can take in the day?

What is the highest mg of ibuprofen you can take in the day?

3200 mg /day: 3200 mg /day is the maximum allowable dose based on an average person. May be different for you based on your weight, health status and other medications. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of alternating Advil and tylenol (acetaminophen) to reduce a fever ?

What is the purpose of alternating Advil and tylenol (acetaminophen) to reduce a fever ?

Not specific.: No purpose, both have antipyretic properties, both may reduce your fever. Some prefer tylenol, (acetaminophen) others prefer advil. Both have side effects if taken high doses and frequently. For short term basis is ok until seen by your doctor to find out cause of fever , if it persists. ...Read more

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What is the different in hydrocodone ibuprofen and ibuprofen that you buy in the store.?

What is the different in hydrocodone ibuprofen and ibuprofen that you buy in the store.?

One has opiates: The former has opiates(hydrocodone) which are controlled substances and requires a prescription. The latter does not and can be bought otc. As you may expect, the former has a habit forming potential associated with it. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hydrogen and oxygen in codone pain pills?

What is the difference between hydrogen and oxygen in codone pain pills?

Hydro vs oxycodone: I think you mean hydrocodone and oxycodone. They are different but related compounds both of which are classified as an opiate. They are approximately equal in strength (percocet is not necessarily stronger). Some people have better pain relief with one or the other. Some people just have fewer side effects with one or the other. Be careful not to take either one for more than a few days. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the medications enalapril and lisinopril and which one is better?

What is the difference between the medications enalapril and lisinopril and which one is better?

Differences: Both are in a class of medications called ace inhibitors primarily used for the treatment of high blood pressure. Neither is specifically "better" although Lisinopril tends to be slightly better in overall BP reduction. Side effects are similar with persistent cough in about 10% of patients. Both are generic medications. ...Read more

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Tylenol (Definition)

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


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Acetaminophen (Definition)

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