Acetaminophen vs. Ibuprofen

The differences between Tylenol, Advil, and Aspirin

  • Most people have one or more over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers in the house, but do you know which ones are best for different kinds of pain? Or do you just reach for whatever is handy? By and large, most people tend to stick with the brand they recognize or believe is “better” than others.

The fact is that pain relievers are all different in significant ways. When you’re buying them, taking them, and especially combining them or other medications, you need to know a few crucial pieces of information.

This article discusses how these pain relievers work, how to choose the right one, and what precautions to be aware of.

A photo illustration of aleve vs. tylenol


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Article Submitted to MSRN by: Pat France, MSRN VOLUNTEER