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Is tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin better for older adults for the flu?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Both work, but...

Both are effective at reducing fever, aches and pains.
Both are generally safe, in appropriate doses. Motrin is antiinflammatory, tylenol (acetaminophen) is not. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can affect liver function, especially in drinkers. Motrin can irritate stomachs, can cause bleedingulcers, or kidney problems. Side effects/risks can vary with underlying medical condition, other meds, dosage, and duration of use. Ask your doc.

In brief: Both work, but...

Both are effective at reducing fever, aches and pains.
Both are generally safe, in appropriate doses. Motrin is antiinflammatory, tylenol (acetaminophen) is not. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can affect liver function, especially in drinkers. Motrin can irritate stomachs, can cause bleedingulcers, or kidney problems. Side effects/risks can vary with underlying medical condition, other meds, dosage, and duration of use. Ask your doc.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: About the same

Either one should provide some relief from minor symptoms and reduce fever.

In brief: About the same

Either one should provide some relief from minor symptoms and reduce fever.
Dr. Martin Raff
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