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.
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.

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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 closer than 3hrs apart to bring down a shivering high fever?

Use Tylenol (acetaminophen) alone. For fever, find out the cause of the fever, then use tylenol (acetaminophen) alone. It is safer than Motrin (ibuprofen) which is an "nsaid" (nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug) which can cause salt retention, hypertension, kidney damage and heart failure. Don't drink excessive amounts of alcohol, especially when taking tylenol. 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...

Is it possible for you to take 500mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) while taking motrin 800mg?

Tylenol/Ibuprofen. Yes as long as you dont overdose on them. Maximum dose for tylenol (acetaminophen) is 4000mg/1day and 2400-3200mg/1 day for Motrin (ibuprofen). Also make sure you take food with Motrin as this can cause GI upset/gastritis. Read more...