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

Motrin=advil. Motrin and advil are brand names of ibuprofen, which is an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. Tylenol is the brand name for acetaminophen, another pain reliever. You can save some money and just go for either Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen and skip the name brands.

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While on valproic acid (depakene), is it safer to use acetaminophen (tylenol) or ibuprofen (motrin)?

Check With Your MD. One should always check with their physician if they have specific questions regarding their medical care. In general, both Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen are safe to take with valproic acid. Taking more than 4000mg of Acetaminophen is not recommended due to liver toxicity. Patients taking valproic acid should have their liver function evaluated regularly by a simple blood test. Read more...

I have knee pain and I've tried motrin, ibuprofen, tylenol (acetaminophen) etc. And none of it helps. Is there anything else that I can take?

Visit your doctor. Knee pain has many causes. Pain relief does not equal cure. You need to have your condition evaluated and see if you need physical therapy or surgery to cure the underlying conditon and to relieve the pain. Read more...
See Dr. Over the counter meds like glucosamine or fish oil likely won't help either. You need a formal DX to know what to do next. Read more...

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...
3 different classes. Aspirin prevents platelets from their natural ability to stick together and form blood clots. This can prevent a stroke. In patients at risk for bleeding, Acetaminophen can be an excellent alternative to Aspirin since Acetaminophen does not have an effect on platelets, blood clots, or bleeding. Like aspirin, other nsaids affect platelets, but the duration of the effect is less than with aspirin. 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...

What is 1500 grams of acetaminophen with Advil (ibuprofen) taken for?

1500 mg of. Acetaminophen at once is a large dose and you shouldn't take more than 3000 mg total per day on a regular basis. It's good to combine tylenol (acetaminophen) wth advil for an additive analgesic effect since they work through different mechanisms. Read more...