Ibuprofen vs Tylenol for Headaches

Ibuprofen
(OTC)
Tylenol
(OTC)
Ibuprofen is a pain relief medication (NSAID).
Tylenol is a pain relief medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.0
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Headaches
2.6
Concern level
1.3
Helpfulness
for Headaches
2.3
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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July 24, 1985
May 26, 1976
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
487,371 Discussions
701,179 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 Fever
#4 for Teething
#5 for Migraines
#6 for Swelling
#7 for Cramping
#8 for Cough
#9 for Discomfort
#10 for Flu
#11 for Back Pain
#12 for Pain Relief
#13 for Common Cold
#14 for Arthritis
Tylenol is approved for Pain, Headaches and Fever 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
5
Liver Damage
4
Liver Disease
2
Liver Failure
1
Suicide
1
Hepatitis
1
Stomach Issues
1
Aura
1
Blurred Vision
1
Tinnitus
1
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Ibuprofen
Ibu
Tylenol
Tyl
Withdrawal Symptoms
Ibu
Tyl
4
5
Stomach Problems
Ibu
Tyl
3
0
Liver Damage
Ibu
Tyl
2
4
Hives
Ibu
Tyl
1
0
Gastritis
Ibu
Tyl
1
0
Tinnitus
Ibu
Tyl
1
1
Liver Disease
Ibu
Tyl
1
2
Stomach Issues
Ibu
Tyl
1
1
Kidney Failure
Ibu
Tyl
1
0
GI Bleeding
Ibu
Tyl
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Tyl
Ibu
5
4
Liver Damage
Tyl
Ibu
4
2
Liver Disease
Tyl
Ibu
2
1
Liver Failure
Tyl
Ibu
1
0
Suicide
Tyl
Ibu
1
0
Hepatitis
Tyl
Ibu
1
0
Stomach Issues
Tyl
Ibu
1
1
Aura
Tyl
Ibu
1
0
Blurred Vision
Tyl
Ibu
1
0
Tinnitus
Tyl
Ibu
1
1
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.
C Category C
Before taking Tylenol during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Ibuprofen and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Tylenol and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Oral Gel, Pill
Oral Drops, Pill, Rectal Ointment
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
Tablet: 160 mg, 325 mg, 500 mg, 650 mg, 2-30-500 mg, 25-500 mg, 30-15-325 mg
Drops: 80 mg/0.8 mL, 15-5-160 mg/1.6 mL
Liquid: 166.67 MG/5ML, 167 mg/5 mL
Capsule: 500 mg
Elixir: 160 mg/5 mL
Ointment: 2%
Suspension: 100 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Ibuprofen
Acetaminophen, Dextromethorphan Hbr/P-Ephed Hcl/Acetaminophen/Chlorphenir
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Ibuprofen and Tylenol: 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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