Acetaminophen is an analgesic that affects the hypothalamus to prevent fevers, according to Medscape. In addition, it's thought that acetaminophen blocks nerve signals from pain nerves and reduces the amount of a hormone... More »

www.reference.com Health Medications & Vitamins

Acetaminophen does not reduce swelling, notes MedicineNet. It is an over-the-counter medication that reduces fever and alleviates pain, but it does not treat inflammation, redness or swelling. The FDA approved acetaminop... More »

Acetaminophen is a pain-relief medicine used to treat headaches, muscle aches, arthritis, colds and fevers. It is the active ingredient in Tylenol and many other products, including some cold medicines. As of 2015, aceta... More »

www.reference.com Health Medications & Vitamins

Acetaminophen is a pain-relief medicine used to treat headaches, muscle aches, arthritis, colds and fevers. It is the active ingredient in Tylenol and many other products, including some cold medicines. As of 2015, aceta... More »

www.reference.com Health Medications & Vitamins

Acetaminophen is not the same type of medication as aspirin. According to Drugs.com acetaminophen is a pain reliever and fever reducer, while aspirin is a salicylate. Aspirin reduces fever, swelling and substances that c... More »

www.reference.com Health Medications & Vitamins

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 »

www.reference.com Health Medications & Vitamins

Acetaminophen and aspirin are two over-the-counter oral medications that are recommended to relieve leg pain, as stated by WebMD. Other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, with the generic names ibuprofen, k... More »

www.reference.com Health Medications & Vitamins