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.
Reasons not to take acetaminophen
Do not take acetaminophen if you:
Current as ofJune 3, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineDavid Messenger, BSc, MD, FRCPC, FCCP - Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine
Current as of: June 3, 2018
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, BSc, MD, FRCPC, FCCP - Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine
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