8 doctors weighed in:
How does ibuprofen help to treat arthritis differently from acetominophen?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Somewhat better.
Ibuprophen is anti-inflammtory has well as being a pain reliever. Acetominophen is a pain reliever but has no effect on inflammation.
While neither is all you should be taking for an inflammatory arthritis. Both can be used in degenerative arthritis, but their is some inflammation exist in this condition too! go iwth the ibuprophen or naproxen. Remember, either can also be taken with tylenol!

In brief: Somewhat better.
Ibuprophen is anti-inflammtory has well as being a pain reliever. Acetominophen is a pain reliever but has no effect on inflammation.
While neither is all you should be taking for an inflammatory arthritis. Both can be used in degenerative arthritis, but their is some inflammation exist in this condition too! go iwth the ibuprophen or naproxen. Remember, either can also be taken with tylenol!
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
Thank
Dr. Noah Fitzpatrick
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Answer
Ibuprofen is and anti-inflammatory and Acetaminophen is an analgesic.

In brief: Answer
Ibuprofen is and anti-inflammatory and Acetaminophen is an analgesic.
Dr. Noah Fitzpatrick
Dr. Noah Fitzpatrick
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
26 years in practice
490K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors