Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a pain reliever and a fever reducer. It is a otc medication, meaning it does not require a prescription from your doctor.
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Acetaminophen is an analgesic and an antipyretic drug. It's not an NSAID. It does not help reduce swelling or inflammation. Instead, acetaminophen works by blocking your brain from releasing substances that cause the feeling of pain. It relieves minor aches and pains from: colds, sore throats, headaches and migraines, body or muscle aches, menstrual cramps, arthritis, toothaches.
The recommended daily maximum is 4 grams per day, which would be 8 extra strength Tylenol (500 mg) or 12 regular (325 mg) Tylenol tablets. That's the max. The regular dosing schedule is 325 mg - 650 mg every 6 hours or 1000 mg (two extra strength tablets) every 8 hours or twice a day.
Do not take more than your recommended dose. An overdose of acetaminophen can damage your liver or cause death.
Naprosyn (Naproxen) is a type of medicine called a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Naprosyn helps reduce swelling and pain.
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Naproxen works by blocking the action of an enzyme in the body called cyclo-oxygenase (COX). COX is involved in making substances in the body known as prostaglandins, in response to injury and in certain diseases and conditions. The prostaglandins cause pain, swelling and inflammation. Naproxen reduces inflammation and pain by reducing the production of these prostaglandins.
I believe that there are multiple treatment benefits of Taking Tylenol for my headache. Tylenol is safe, inexpensive, and does not require a physicians prescription. Additionally, it is available almost everywhere and therefor is convenient.
My favorite arthritis pain reliever are NSAIDs but since they have side effects, I also use Tylenol arthritis strength which also works. Side effects possible here too - do not take more than one per day.
Tylenol is the only thing that helps my pain right now. Cannot function otherwise. Cannot sleep either. Even prescribed pain meds did not work as well.
First night taking Naproxen 500mg for ankle and back pain. Did work ankle but not the back pain. Also, horrible stomach pain and heart burn. I'm not sure if it's worth taking another dose... Not doing it.
Great generic for Alene. The price is nice and low, and I love the fact that you only have to take two pills every 12 hours. It is great for any sports injury or burn, as well as sinus infections, headaches, and inflammation. Many people think of these analgesics as "treating the symptoms", but in fact many above listed maladies cause serious inflammation. Inflammation can be harmful to your body, and it is what causes the pain from all of the items I put on my list. For instance, if you have a sinus headache, your sinuses are swollen. That swelling and inflammation makes it difficult for your sinuses to drain. Taking Naprosyn helps reduce the inflammation in your sinuses, allowing them to drain so that you can heal naturally.