Acetaminophen vs. Ibuprofen: Which Works Better?
Here, we pit acetaminophen (Tylenol®) against ibuprofen (Advil®, Motrin®). Find out which is better for headache, backache, fever, sore throat, cramps, sinusitis, sore muscles and arthritis.
Discover when the pain-relieving or fever-fighting abilities of acetaminophen and ibuprofen will benefit you. Here, our experts compare benefits, side effects and toxicity.
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Sometimes, acetaminophen can be more effective than ibuprofen, and vice versa. At other times, both work equally well. But each medication has risks, and some are significant. Ask your doctor which medication is best and which may be too risky for you. Follow dosage directions carefully, and tell your doctor how often you’re taking painkillers.