Can you take acetaminophen and ibuprofen together for pain? What is the difference between acetaminophen and ibuprofen?
Acetaminophen (brand name Tylenol) is an over-the-counter pain and fever treatment. It is also found in many combination products. It work with the central nervous system to reduce the feeling of pain. It is process by the liver and people with certain liver conditions should avoid using it.
Ibuprofen (brand names Motrin and Advil) is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug NSAID. It is use to treat pain and inflammation and fever. It is also processed the liver then excreted by the kidneys.
It is safe to use them together, there is no interaction between acetaminophen and ibuprofen. Often people will alternate them, take one and four hours later take the other one.
Be sure to speak with a doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure about using these or any medications.