Here's the difference between Advil, Tylenol, Aleve, and Aspirin everyone should know about

Rebelander Basilan
Nov 27, 2018
09:49 P.M.
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It's very important to know the difference between Advil, Tylenol, Aleve, and Aspirin because they are not all intended to treat similar sorts of pain.


Here's a chart that gives a few recommendations to choosing the suitable medications, as indicated by Business Insider.

The information originates from Harvard Medical School, U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, and the Cleveland Clinic.

These sources stated that a few medications are more efficient than others for treating specific issues.


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For instance, ibuprofen (Advil) can be more effective in lessening a fever while Aleve might be better put to use treating pain related to osteoarthritis.

The chart below proposes which ones might be the best.

Source: Business Insider


Based on this chart, it appears that the painkiller for headaches is acetaminophen (like Tylenol), whereas the medication for different aches and pains is ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin).

Aspirin, known for soothing aches, pains or headaches, is highly prescribed for preventing a heart attack or stroke.

According to Simple Most, make sure to consult your doctor promptly if you have pain that goes on for more than a few days.

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Also, save yourself some money by purchasing the generic forms of these medications.

Based on Matthew Gentzkow's study, the experts including doctors and pharmacists purchased the generic form of drugs.

Gentzkow is an economist at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

Source: Freepik


Meanwhile, here are the certain physical symptoms that should not be overlooked.

1. Serious Head Pain

According to Harvard Health, an excessively painful headache could be an indication of a stroke, tumor or blood clot.

2. Irregular Bowel Movements

Irregular bowels can be an indication of irritable bowel syndrome, hypothyroidism, or even Parkinson’s disease.

Source: Freepik

3. Chest Pain

Chest pain can also be an indication of a heart attack. Get checked out by your doctor if you experience any unordinary pressure in your upper body, shortness of breath, dizziness or extreme fatigue.


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