The difference between acetaminophen and ibuprofen is that acetaminophen affects the brain by blocking pain messages and reducing fever, while ibuprofen reduces the level of hormones that cause inflammation and pain in t... More »

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There is no difference between paracetamol and acetaminophen, according to Drugs.com. Acetaminophen is the generic form of paracetamol. Both drugs contain the same properties, treat the same ailments and produce the same... More »

Acetaminophen relieves pain and fever by blocking nerve signals to the brain. NSAIDS, such as ibuprofen and naproxen, relieve pain and fever by reducing prostaglandins, or the hormone-like substance that causes pain. Asp... More »

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According to Drugs.com, ibuprofen works by decreasing hormones that cause soreness and inflammation in the body. The uses of ibuprofen include pain relief from headaches, muscles aches, cramps and arthritis. Ibuprofen is... More »

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Adults should take 200 to 400 milligrams of ibuprofen orally every four to six hours to treat pain, fever and dysmenorrhea, according to Drugs.com. Dosage in children varies on the age and symptoms, and parents should ad... More »

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Serious side effects of acetaminophen requiring medical evaluation include skin rash, itching or hives; yellow eyes or skin; fever; pain in the lower back and sides; and unusual weakness or tiredness, states Mayo Clinic.... More »

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Treatment options for myalgia include resting the painful area, taking a NSAID such as ibuprofen, and icing the area to reduce inflammation and pain, according to Healthline. Use an ice pack, between one and three days, ... More »

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