Compare Tylenol vs. Lodine

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

Tylenol Regular Strength
(Acetaminophen)

Lodine
(Etodolac)

Relieves pain and fever. Tylenol Regular Strength (Acetaminophen) reduces fever and relieves pain well, but it doesn't lower inflammation and swelling.Coming soon.
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Reviews for Tylenol Regular Strength (Acetaminophen)
77%
of people say Tylenol Regular Strength (Acetaminophen) is worth it
37%
say it works well
3%
say it's a big hassle

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Side effects
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We haven’t found good data for Tylenol side effects.

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How it works
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Tylenol Regular Strength (Acetaminophen) reduces fever and relieves pain, but doesn't lower inflammation and swelling.Coming soon.
Type of medication
TylenolLodine
Pain reliever
Acetaminophen (APAP)
Over-the-counter
Coming soon.
Available as
TylenolLodine
  • Pill
  • Extended release tablet
  • Chewable tablet
  • Dissolving tablet
  • Gelcap
  • Liquid
  • Suppository
  • Pill
  • Extended release
Used for (click to learn more)
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  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis Osteoarthritis Pain Rheumatoid arthritis
Risk factors for serious side effects
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  • Drinking more than 2 alcoholic beverages a day
  • Taking with other Tylenol-containing medicines
  • History of liver disease
Detailed Tylenol Regular Strength (Acetaminophen) risks & warnings »
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Pregnancy category
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NFDA pregnancy category (Unknown)

The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

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CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

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Alcohol
  • Drinking alcohol while taking Tylenol Regular Strength (Acetaminophen) can damage your liver.
  • Heavy alcohol drinkers shouldn't use Tylenol Regular Strength (Acetaminophen) since it can cause serious liver damage.
No specific alcohol-related info.
Food
No specific food-related info.No specific food-related info.
Kidneys and liver
  • Doesn't cause kidney damage and is safe to use if you have heart problems or if you're pregnant.
No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
Sex
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Sleep
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Weight
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Upsides and benefits
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  • 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, ibuprofen, and naproxen.
  • Doesn't cause kidney damage and is safe to use if you have heart problems or if you're pregnant.
  • Although not without side effects, it's been around for a long time and is generally safe for short-term use.
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Downsides and risks
TylenolLodine
  • Tylenol Regular Strength (Acetaminophen) doesn't treat pain as well as other medications like ibuprofen and naproxen.
  • 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 (APAP) you are taking since it's a very common ingredient in pain and cold/flu combination medicines.
  • Heavy alcohol drinkers shouldn't use Tylenol Regular Strength (Acetaminophen) since it can cause serious liver damage.
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Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
TylenolLodine
  • Starts working in one hour.
  • Contains acetaminophen, also known as Tylenol or APAP. Taking too much can cause liver failure and death. Don't take more than what's recommended on the package or with other Tylenol-containing products.
  • Follow age-specific dosing instructions on how much to take. Adults should never take more than 3,000 milligrams (mg) in a single day.
  • Let your doctor know if your symptoms don't improve in a few days.
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