Ibuprofen vs Tylenol Extra Strength

Ibuprofen
(OTC)
Tylenol Extra Strength
(OTC)
Ibuprofen is a pain relief medication (NSAID).
Tylenol Extra Strength is a pain relief medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Pain
2.9
Concern level
1.3
Helpfulness
for Pain
2.4
Concern level
1.1
Approval Date
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July 24, 1985
May 26, 1976
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
486,499 Discussions
4,137 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Headaches
#3 for Swelling
#4 for Cramping
#5 for Fever
#6 for Pain Relief
#7 for Migraines
#8 for Back Pain
#9 for Teething
#10 for Flu
Ibuprofen is approved for Pain and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Headaches
#3 for Migraines
#4 for Cramping
#5 for Discomfort
#6 for Back Pain
#7 for Fever
#8 for Pain Relief
#9 for Flu
#10 for Sore Throat
Tylenol Extra Strength is approved for Pain and Headaches and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Ibu
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Stomach Problems
3
Liver Damage
2
Hives
1
Gastritis
1
Tinnitus
1
Liver Disease
1
Stomach Issues
1
Kidney Failure
1
GI Bleeding
1
Tyl
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Drowsiness
2
High Blood Pressure
2
Grogginess
2
Contractions
1
Liver Damage
1
Paranoia
1
Wounds
1
Neuropathy
1
Nausea and Vomiting
1
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Ibuprofen
Ibu
Tylenol Extra Strength
Tyl
Withdrawal Symptoms
Ibu
Tyl
4
3
Stomach Problems
Ibu
Tyl
3
0
Liver Damage
Ibu
Tyl
2
1
Hives
Ibu
Tyl
1
0
Gastritis
Ibu
Tyl
1
0
Tinnitus
Ibu
Tyl
1
0
Liver Disease
Ibu
Tyl
1
0
Stomach Issues
Ibu
Tyl
1
0
Kidney Failure
Ibu
Tyl
1
0
GI Bleeding
Ibu
Tyl
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Tyl
Ibu
3
4
Drowsiness
Tyl
Ibu
2
0
High Blood Pressure
Tyl
Ibu
2
0
Grogginess
Tyl
Ibu
2
0
Contractions
Tyl
Ibu
1
0
Liver Damage
Tyl
Ibu
1
2
Paranoia
Tyl
Ibu
1
0
Wounds
Tyl
Ibu
1
0
Neuropathy
Tyl
Ibu
1
0
Nausea and Vomiting
Tyl
Ibu
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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B Category B
Before taking Ibuprofen during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Ibuprofen and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Tylenol Extra Strength and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Oral Gel, Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg, 600 mg, 800 mg
Solution: 400 mg/4 mL (100 mg/mL), 800 mg/8 mL (100 mg/mL)
Capsule: 200 mg
Drops: 50 mg/1.25 mL
Gel: 100 mg/5 mL
Suspension: 100 mg/5 mL
Capsule: 500 mg
Liquid: 500 mg/15 mL
Solution: 500 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 500 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Ibuprofen
Acetaminophen
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Ibuprofen and Tylenol Extra Strength: Moderate Interaction. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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