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.

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I am allergic to motrin. I have a really severe headache and tylenol (acetaminophen) is not helping. Is there anything else I can take that will help?

Yes, but... It's best to see your doctor to figure why you're getting such bad headaches. Things like stress, certain medications, and particular foods can trigger migraines. There are prescription meds to help knock out migraines and daily meds if needed to prevent them. Meds like tramadol are non-nsaids (no motrin) stronger than tylenol (acetaminophen) and non narcotics available by prescription. Read more...

Can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin together?

Yes. These are different types of medications and do not interact with each other. Motrin is an NSAID which is both anti-inflammatory and for pain and fever. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a pain and fever reliever. You should discuss your pain medicine regimen with your doctor. Read more...

Is it ok to take tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin together?

Yes. Tylenol (generic name: acetaminophen) and Motrin (generic name: ibuprofen) are different drugs, and can be taken together. Just make sure that you don't take more than the recommended dose of either drug, and that you don't take other medications (like cold medicines, or other pain medicines) that have Acetaminophen in them too. Also, avoid nsaids (like motrin) in pregnancy. Read more...
Yes. I agree with dr. Weix.. This can actually be a very useful synergistic combination tx otc to treat mild to mod pain. In my own practice, i find that if this mix is given early enough in onset of migraine with a maximum dose of each med one can often abort a migraine headache and often a pt will not have to use Imitrex (sumatriptan) etc. Also very useful with treating osteoarthrtis first line. Read more...

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...

How much Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin can my son have who is #115?

Dose. Tylenol (acetaminophen) 500 mg every 4-6 hourly and Motrin 400 mg every 6 hourly is his dose as fever reducer. Read more...
You can choose. If you are giving Children's Tylenol (acetaminophen) you can give 15mL every 4 hours and 15mL of Children's Motrin every 6-8 hours. OR you can give an actual adult dose since he is 12 of 1 tablet/capsule of Motrin 200mg every 6 hours or 1 tablet/capsule of Tylenol (acetaminophen) 250mg every 4 hours. Hope that helps. Read more...

I've heard you can take tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin when you're sick. How can I take both or rotate them and still be safe?

Any old way. There is no significant interaction between the two medications. One may take them together or completely independently. Do not exceed dosages stated on the bottle for either medication. Read more...

My 1yr olds temp has been steady at 102:5 even with tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin altrenate. Dr said its viral, and temp has spiked to 103:9. How long wil?

No need to worry. No one can know if this will last hours or days, but 103.9 is not dangerously high. Fever is a key aspect of how we fight infections- microbes don't survive at high temperature ; our white blood cells work better. Drugs to reduce fever may help someone feel better temporarily but prolong infections! his temp. Might be even higher if you hadn't given meds but no need to worry unless 106 or so! Read more...

Can you alternate tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin for a child with a fever?

Yes. But please remember, fever is a symptom, not an illness. It is much more important to assess how your child feels and acts, and treat accordingly. Read more...