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Can you take Tylenol and Advil at the same time?

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It is not recommended for a person to take Tylenol and Advil at the same exact time, according to New Health Guide. It is possible to alternate the use of the two drugs.

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According to New Health Guide, if the patient is taking these two drugs to combat pain and a high fever, doses can be alternated. The patient should take two tablets of 200 mg strength Advil or generic ibuprofen. If this does not ease the problems after 3 hours, then two tablets of 325 mg strength Tylenol may be taken. These dosages can be repeated at approximately 4-hour intervals. The patient should make sure not to exceed the maximum recommended dosages that are stated for each drug, according to Drugs.com. The maximum dosages for a 24-hour period are listed on each of the drug packages.

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