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Important Pain Relief News!
Combining 2 Advil with 2 Tylenol Works as Well As Codeine – but without the bad side effects!
In a study published in an August 2013 dental journal, the combination of the OTC pain relievers, ibuprofen and acetaminophen were more effective than either alone or any combinations with codeine. Without the nausea, dizziness, and vomiting normally seen with opiods.
Good For Wisdom Tooth Extraction – Maybe For Other Pains
Combinations of differing medicines often will yield greater beneficial effects. Combining he anti-inflammatory ibuprofen (Advil) with the analgesic acetaminophen (Tylenol) most likely works better as each drug works to limit different steps in the pain-producing inflammation process.
Another popular combination is acetaminophen with the narcotic pain killer hydrocodone (Vicodin), but the side effects and risk potential is much higher.
Recommended for dental patients:
400-600 mg ibuprofen with 500 mg acetaminophen every six hours for moderate to severe pain
Assuming you or your loved ones can take NSAIDs like Advil and have occasional short term painful problems, this new information may be useful.
Watch Maximum Daily Doses
Aceteminophen is damaging to your liver if high doses are taken. The maximum daily dose is 300mg. Ibuprofen may not be allowed for patients taking anti-coagulants, but the maximum dose is 2400mg/day.