When should I take acetaminophen vs ibuprofen? While both acetaminophen and ibuprofen provide relief these popular pain medications treat different ailments Find out which remedy is best for you and how to take it correctly IBUPROFEN Advil or Motrin ACETAMINOPHEN Tylenol Pain Relief Best for Best for Muscle aches and joint pain Headaches Inflammation and swelling Lowering fever Menstrual pain Possible Side Effects Upset stomach Skin rash and blisters Heartburn Stomach pain Warning Stop taking immediately if a rash occurs Tip Take with food to help prevent upset stomach and ulcers Toxicity Increased risk of Potential liver damage heart attack or stroke e Potential kidney damage Caution Be cautious of taking cold medications if you've already taken pain medicine Many cold medications also contain acetaminophen which may appear abbreviated as APAP or Acetam Other over-the-counter products like naproxen Aleve are in the same class as ibuprofen and should not be taken WARNING Do NOT take Do NOT take If you drink more than 3 alcoholic drinks per day If you have stomach ulcers or are taking blood pressure medication From the expert Both acetaminophen and ibuprofen are helpful for pain relief and reducing fever However ibuprofen also helps reduce sweling while acetaminophen is generally safer and rarely has side effects Remember that although both medications are available over-the- counter each still carries risks Only take on an a basis and be careful not to exceed the recommended daily maximum dosage - Marwah Desoky lead pharmacist at Sharp Coronado wwwsharpcomnews 2016 Sharp HealthCare All rights reserved SHARP medicalbasics pain relief #nursingschool #nurse #rn #nursing #nurses #nursingstudent #resources #study #inspiration #school #tips - httpbitly2ByDqHG According to my pharmacist mother some studies have shown that taking ibuprofen or another NSAID such as Aleve and then taking Tylenol a few hours later has the same pain killing power of narcotics without the addictive factor That’s the combo I use when my cramps are really acting up Meme
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