Ibuprofen vs tylenol for pain

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Avatar f tn Two completely different compounds. Tylenol, or acetaminophen has been deemed safe during pregnancy, ibuprofen, or Advil has NOT. As for aspirin, that's correct, it's a blood thinner.
142841 tn?1201978652 acetaminophen does not help inflammation, does control pain but taxes the liver. Ibuprofen/advil/alleve etc are a class of drugs known as NSAIDs non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs. NSAIDS help inflammation but are harmful to damaged kidneys. Your dr. can tell by blood tests such as creatinine levels and bun creatine ratios whether your kidney function is within normal limits or not. Drugs such as lasix which are used to control swelling (edema)also tax the kidney.
Avatar n tn Tylenol or Ibuprofen............for myself, taking Tylenol is of no benefit. Ibuprofen is the only over the counter pain med. that will take away headaches for me. Thankfully, 1 - 200 mg. handles it, and thankfully, I have not had too many headaches on tx and now post.
73878 tn?1214056807 first doc said to only take 2 grams a day of Tylenol, and no Ibuprofen. His current doc says Ibuprofen in moderation is fine. He tries to stay away from either unless absolutely necessary.
Avatar n tn I take both tylenol and ibuprofen. My nurse says the ibuprofen helps better with the shot sides. Tylenol most other times. The main thing I worry about is taking to much Advil before I get blood drawn. Be careful with that bc ibuprofen is a blood thinner. Also, there are some days I could easily go over my limit with Tylenol so I alternate with Advil on those days.
Avatar n tn before I bug my pediatrician for the 1000th time this week, what do you all think about Tylenol vs. Motrin for reducing a fever? I need to call the doc to get the right dosage (if I even end up trying it), but before I do I just wanted to see if you all had any insight.
Avatar n tn Just received results from a liver panel from this morning. I've been worried about liver area discomfort after being off the meds for 3-4 weeks. ALT/AST were both 23 today - so I'm thinking that result pretty much rules out renewed liver inflamation. I know it has little bearing on whether the virus is gone, but I'll take what I can get. I'll have the PCR results in a few days.
Avatar n tn For tx, I bought some tylenol too and alternated them. Tylenol worked better for fever and ibuprofen for pain. For nausea you can drink ginger ale and there are meds available from your doc. Did you have a low viral load. There is a study that indicates that a geno 1 person with your amount of liver damage (none) with a low VL (I think it was less than 6000 or 10,000 or something) may only need 24 weeks if clear at week 4. Of course, if you did not have a 4 week PCR, you will never know.
7510956 tn?1411675017 If you have cirrhosis, both are bad. I take pain pills without the Tylenol, but when it comes to pain from inflammation I take 500 mg of Naproxen. I don't take more than two of these in a week. My hepatologist and rheumatologist both advise this for pain from neuropathy and arthritis. However, it all depends and is very individual.
Avatar n tn Tylenol does little for me, so I take ibuprofen. Drs can't tell you because they don't know for sure either. Friscosue: people post addresses to other sites all the time, please feel free to give the website you mentioned in the other post, We are open to knowledge. I used to read and keep with me "Back to Eden" that proclaimed good results with herbs and such, anything is possible. I am game for reading.
Avatar n tn Everyone I know whos taken stuff exactally as the dr said has never become mentally addicted to any pills,just physically which when you withdrawal can be controlled sadly with other meds(usually benzos to help sleep,Immodium for stomach cramps,and Ibuprofen for the pain).
Avatar f tn Tylenol! Or anything acetaminophen. NO Ibuprofen.
Avatar f tn (My pain levels are somewhat variable) I'm hypersensitive and there are many drugs I can't take, such as NSAID's, neurontin, and I don't mix well with anti depressants medication used off label for pain. My pain is too diffuse for steroid injections. My doctor wants to put me on long acting meds with short acting for breakthrough pain, but I'm sure this is going to lead to a quicker tolerance.
Avatar f tn The perks also gave me extreme nausea, dizziness, I only took two doses then stopped. Before you go in for surgery, if you already know what pain killers work best for you or the ones you have had issues with, make sure you talk to your Dr. about them so their side effects are not hindering your recovery. I had the surgery Wednesday, today is Monday. I work in retail and was originally scheduled to go back today, but requested to go back Thursday now.
Avatar n tn When you take an opiate for anything, whether it's for pain, or you're doing it to keep away w/d, all opiates are interchangeable when dose is calculated with a milliequivalent scale. When you are addicted to an opiate, you are cross-addicted, by that very virtue. If you ran out of Vicodin and someone gave you Dilaudid, or morphine or Demerol they would all produce the same result. Again, dosing is the key.
Avatar n tn I think 9-12 ibuprofen a day is too many also.. pdilly- tylenol does not do squat for me... might as well be eating skittles...I cant even tell I took them!! Hopefully this thread will give folks a reason to ponder the point where otc in quantity are more harmful than prescriptions... I am waiting on a call from my son, I'm going to get his advice, and I will post what he says (PA).
Avatar n tn since feb i have been having severe muscle pain........we have not been able to find a reason for this.i read some time ago that abbott changed their filler and many people were having problems with synthroid.......at the time i started with the pain my neice in another state also was started on synthroid and had a severe toxic reaction.and guess what? she had the same symptoms i am still having.........can it be that the filler was indeed changed?
Avatar n tn I passed the sac and fetal tissue 10 hours after insertion. I used Tylenol 3 for pain management -- and it was not enough for the worst pain BUT I plan to try again and feel like it was early labor preparation. I liked that I was at home with my husband and got to see the sac after it passed. I did this on a Saturday night and will be able to go to work Monday. I will also have an ultrasound Monday to confirm everything passed.
233053 tn?1321647421 Then I had some cramps and started bleeding lightly. This lasted for about 1 hour until I took some ibuprofen. I pretty much rested all day and then that evening I passed the big clot (it didn't hurt or anything since the ibuprofen made the cramps very light). The next day I think I passed another smaller clot and had some very light spotting for a few days. I really didn't have any cramping the 2nd day.
8377023 tn?1399512760 Ok so I have been dealing with this pain for about a week and a half. I have tried Tylenol and its not working. I feel like if my baby girl kicks one of me left ribs it will crack along with my sternum. Has anyone else delt with this pain before?
Avatar f tn Your doctor should be able to narrow it down quickly so get him/her to check you out before you push things and cause yourself additional injuries. Mild OTC pain relievers like ibuprofen or Tylenol may help for now. Good luck and hope you get it resolved.
Avatar n tn An arthritis pain medicine may not work for other kind of pain. In general, ibuprofen and acetaminophen are two most common active ingredients in most readily available over-the-counter pain relievers. Neither of them is completely safe. From what I learned, if you have little or no liver damage, you can use either ibuprofen or acetaminophen. But if your liver damage is more advanced, acetaminophen is safer AS LONG AS YOU DON'T OVERDOSE IT OR MIX IT WITH ALCOHOL.
Avatar n tn But I still took the Vicodin off and on for an 18 month period for other back pain that still remained from the injury. At the end I was using it constantly, addicted, and taking it more for my brain than the pain. I also got hooked on Ambien. I was totally miserable and I also felt out of place at my AA meetings. So, I decided to quit everything while I was ahead. I went through giving up the pain meds about 155 days ago, and in turn living and dealing with pain. I find I'm able to do it.
Avatar n tn He also gave me a stronger form of vicodin (norco 10/325 vs 5/500) for the pain. I just started today. I still have a deep, throbbing pain in my back and chest, but feel "high" from the norcos. What can i take to ease the pain but net get all looped from them?
572651 tn?1333939396 Last week the dentist did file a bit of tooth down for an alignment adjustment, but that obviously wasn't the problem. I have taken aspirin and ibuprofen when the extreme pain has hit and the pain did go away in 20-30 minutes (seemed like hours!) - but I don't know if the pain stopped because of the NSAIDs or because it was done for the time being. I lean toward thinking it is tooth/periodontic problem because I have had lots of dental work.
Avatar n tn I've found the Ibuprofen works better for headaches and muscle pains than Tylenol for me, but none seem to help when headaches appear to be caused by anemic condition. Given my doctors credentials in the hepatology and transplantation fields, I feel quite safe following his recommendations.
Avatar dr m tn Chronic genital pain that affects sexual function and quality of life is a catastrophic outcome for the affected men. Information on this issue should be presented at the time of vasectomy. Acute post-vasectomy problems with bleeding or infection have an incidence of approximately 2 to 5%. The incidence of chronic pain that can affect sexual enjoyment or function is also around 2 to 5%.
Avatar n tn I napped most of the day away afterwards. When told to take tylenol for pain, I responded it doesn't do sh*t for me, so she said OK, take some ibuprofen. All I needed was 4 spaced out over 8 hours, fyi. Haven't needed any today. This whole thing had me worried, but I see now what a big baby I was. I know my Doc tried to put a Crystalens in me but she took it well when I objected.
Avatar m tn In my experience, narcotics were / are the only thing that work for my pain. You didn't mention what drug is being used for your pain. How long have you used the same medicine? Can you change to a different one? Does the pain back off at all between surgeries? Is your pain treated by a pain specialist or your gastro doc or surgeon? Do you see a pain psychologist?
Avatar f tn I rotate between both but do not take within 24 hours of one another. always have ibuprofen which is for inflammation. Get tested for celiac disease and diabetes and have an mri but not too often if they find nothing. check your eyes teeth and control allergies. switch to raw food diet. ditch the microwave as foods over heated have no nutrition and have been found to cause inflammation as the food chemicles and changed to toxins when heated too much.