Despite a new study’s findings, more research on the effects of acetaminophen during pregnancy is needed. Taking acetaminophen is still safer than ignoring a fever when you’re pregnant.
If you check your medicine cabinet right now, there’s a good chance you’ll find over-the-counter pain relievers. Before you seek relief, know your risks — and what will work best for you.
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.
Acetaminophen may help with your pain and keep your fever down. But it also makes headlines frequently because taking too much of the drug — sold under brand names such as Tylenol®, Liquiprin® and Panadol® — can result in liver poisoning. Are over-the-counter and prescription pain relievers that contain acetaminophen safe? Yes, but only if … Read More