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This Chart Shows When You Should Use Ibuprofen vs. Acetaminophen

Advil and Tylenol are each at their best when taken for certain ailments, in part because they work differently in the body and can have different side effects.


Acetaminophen for Lower Back Pain — Acetaminophen, commonly known as Tylenol®, is an over-the-counter analgesic, pain reducer, and antipyretic, fever reducer that is used to treat mild to moderate pain. Some patients take them instead of NSAIDs because they have fewer side effects. Acetaminophen will not reduce inflammation. #backpain #lowerbackpain

When your child is in pain or has a fever, do NOT use Tylenol. Tylenol, the brand name for acetaminophen, is a popular pain reliever.


The #1 recommendation given by American pediatricians and recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics is to give infants and babies who have a fever after vaccinations Tylenol, which contains Acetaminophen. Cuba does not allow Acetaminophen in their country.