Pill Drill: Which Pain Reliever is Best?
April 10, 2019
Over-the-counter pain relievers are not created equal.
“Ibuprofen is typically better for muscle and joint aches, and acetaminophen is a bit better at reducing fevers,” said Carleigh Golden, MD, CHI Health internal medicine specialist.
When in doubt, check with your care provider, and never exceed the recommended dose.
(Advil, Motrin) Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) Reduces inflammation, which reduces pain.
(Tylenol) Analgesic and antipyretic Relieves pain and reduces fever.