You’ve heard the warnings about taking too much acetaminophen (Tylenol®, Paracetamol®). Does that make ibuprofen (Advil®, Motrin®) a safer choice? Tap or click to reveal the truth about over-the-counter pain medicines.
Yes, we are a species that uses substances to improve our quality of life. Often, we have evidence to back up the claims of what these substances will do.
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.
If you take more than the recommended dose of a non-aspirin pain reliever in the belief the medicine is harmless, there’s good reason now to pay close attention to the directions on the label. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) strengthened warning label requirements for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which include pain relievers such as … Read More
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When we take them at the right dosage and under a physician’s care, drugs offer many benefits. It’s also important to be aware of possible side effects. Below, find commonly used drugs and some caveats about their use. OTC pain meds, prescriptions and supplements Over-the-counter medicines, common prescriptions, and nutritional supplements can have serious effects … Read More
With so many of us gazing into computers or staring down at our smart phones most of the day, it’s no wonder data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that nearly 20 percent of us have experienced neck pain within the past three months. A stiff neck typically is the result of muscles weakening over … Read More
You take ibuprofen to relieve pain and reduce fevers or headaches. But could this common, over-the-counter drug also hold the key to a longer, healthier life? Authors of a new study suggest it’s possible. Researchers from Texas A&M gave regular doses of ibuprofen to baker’s yeast, worms and flies and found the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug … Read More
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.