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Less side effects: motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen)?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Both help with pain

But Motrin is an antiinflamatory as well.
This blocks prostaglandins wich causes inflamation and pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a simple pain reliever and not an antiiinflamatory agent. Motrin can cause ulcers, kidney failure, and possibly cardivascular enents such as heart attacks.

In brief: Both help with pain

But Motrin is an antiinflamatory as well.
This blocks prostaglandins wich causes inflamation and pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a simple pain reliever and not an antiiinflamatory agent. Motrin can cause ulcers, kidney failure, and possibly cardivascular enents such as heart attacks.
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