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What is more potent for bunionectomy pain, motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen)?

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Different effects

Both may be of benefit.
They provide different pathways of pain relief.

In brief: Different effects

Both may be of benefit.
They provide different pathways of pain relief.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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In brief: Depends

On the dose you take.
There are plenty of more effective meds than either of these.

In brief: Depends

On the dose you take.
There are plenty of more effective meds than either of these.
Dr. David Hettinger
Dr. David Hettinger
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry

In brief: Different drugs.

Motrin is a great anti-inflammatory, but not as great at strict pain control.
Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a great pain reliever, but not so hot at reducing inflammation. Ask your surgeon which you should take, as some of the pain medications prescribed after surgery can already contain tylenol, (acetaminophen) and you don't want to overload your system!

In brief: Different drugs.

Motrin is a great anti-inflammatory, but not as great at strict pain control.
Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a great pain reliever, but not so hot at reducing inflammation. Ask your surgeon which you should take, as some of the pain medications prescribed after surgery can already contain tylenol, (acetaminophen) and you don't want to overload your system!
Dr. Libby Putnam
Dr. Libby Putnam
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In brief: Either

Different meds work better for different people.
It is not alwsays about potency.

In brief: Either

Different meds work better for different people.
It is not alwsays about potency.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Adam Teichman
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: Motrin

I have found Motrin to be more effective in helping with pain after bunion surgery.
Motrin is classified as an NSAID (non steroidal anti inflammatory). I have found to prescribe Motrin post operativly is effective in helping with the swelling and pain after bunion surgery.

In brief: Motrin

I have found Motrin to be more effective in helping with pain after bunion surgery.
Motrin is classified as an NSAID (non steroidal anti inflammatory). I have found to prescribe Motrin post operativly is effective in helping with the swelling and pain after bunion surgery.
Dr. Adam Teichman
Dr. Adam Teichman
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