Acetaminophen vs. Ibuprofen


Although people often use acetaminophen and ibuprofen interchangeably, the two have distinct advantages (and shortfalls) depending on symptoms and co-morbidities.

ACETAMINOPHEN IBUPROFEN
BRAND NAMES: Tylenol, Excedrin Advil, Aleve
MAX ADULT DOSE: 4000mg 1200mg
AGE RANGE: infants-adults 6 months-adult (avoid in pregnancy)
BEST FOR: cramps, headache inflammation, fever, osteoarthritis
SIDE EFFECTS: liver toxicity if used in excess or with alcohol gastrointestinal bleeding, ulcers, kidney damage
AGE RANGE: infants-adults 6 months-adult (avoid in pregnancy)

Acetaminophen vs ibuprofen



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