Compare Tylenol vs. Coumadin

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Tylenol Regular Strength (acetaminophen)

Over-the-counter

Coumadin (warfarin)

Prescription only
Relieves pain and fever.

Tylenol Regular Strength (acetaminophen) effectively reduces fever and relieves pain, but it doesn't lower inflammation and swelling.

5.0/ 7 average rating with 1002 reviewsforTylenol
Prevents blood clots.

Coumadin (warfarin) is a cheap and effective medicine that prevents new blood clots. It requires regular blood tests and you'll need to eat, exercise, and take your medicines consistently.

5.2/ 7 average rating with 513 reviewsforCoumadin
Upsides
  • Works well to relieve pain and fevers.
  • Good for menstrual cramps, toothaches, body aches, and mild arthritis pain.
  • Tylenol Regular Strength (acetaminophen) causes less upset stomach, ulcers, bruising, and bleeding than other pain medications like aspirin and Advil.
  • Doesn't cause kidney damage and is also safe to use if you have heart problems or if you're pregnant.
  • Tylenol Regular Strength (acetaminophen) has been used for a long time and is generally safe for short-term use.
  • Coumadin (warfarin) is available as a generic, so it should be less expensive than the brand version.
  • In case you start bleeding too much while using Coumadin (warfarin), your doctor can give you another drug that reverses Coumadin (warfarin)'s effects.
  • Coumadin (warfarin) comes in numerous strengths.
  • Coumadin (warfarin) has been around for a long time and is one of the most commonly used 'blood thinner' medicines.
Downsides
  • Tylenol Regular Strength (acetaminophen) doesn't treat some kinds of pain as well as other medications like Advil.
  • Drinking alcohol while taking Tylenol Regular Strength (acetaminophen) can damage your liver.
  • To avoid hurting your liver, you need to keep track of the total amount of acetaminophen you are taking since it's a very common ingredient in pain and cold combination medicines.
  • Heavy alcohol drinkers and people with liver problems should avoid using Tylenol Regular Strength (acetaminophen) since it can cause serious liver damage.
  • Raises your risk of bleeding and bruising.
  • Requires regular blood work, such as an INR, to make sure Coumadin (warfarin) is working correctly.
  • Your daily dose of Coumadin (warfarin) can change if you change your diet, exercise patterns, or use of alcohol.
  • A lot of other drugs and supplements interact with Coumadin (warfarin), so you'll need to check with your doctor or pharmacist before starting any new medicines.
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Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Chewable tablet
  • Dissolving tablet
  • Liquid
  • Suppository
  • Injection
  • Pill
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Reviews
1002 
77%
think this treatment is worth it
37%
think this treatment works well
3%
think this treatment is a hassle

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513 
61%
think this treatment is worth it
54%
think this treatment works well
21%
think this treatment is a hassle

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Side effects
The Tylenol Regular Strength (acetaminophen) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Coumadin (warfarin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • Accidental overdose and death

    Medication administering errors

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Liver damage

    Drinking more than 2 alcoholic beverages a day

    ...and 2 more risk factors

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  • Life threatening bleeding

    Coumadin (warfarin) dose too high

    ...and 8 more risk factors

  • Harm to fetus

    Women of childbearing age

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