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Acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) reduces fever and relieves pain. It does not reduce inflammation, as do non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin and ibuprofen, but it is less likely to cause stomach upset and other side effects.
Be sure to follow the non-prescription medicine precautions.
Side effects of acetaminophen are rare if it is taken in correct doses.
Do not take acetaminophen if you:
Current as ofMarch 28, 2019
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineKathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Current as of: March 28, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & David Messenger MD
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