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Cambia (diclofenac)

Prescription only
Relieves pain and inflammation.

Cambia (diclofenac) works well for pain and is available in many different forms. If you have a history of heart problems or stomach bleeds, it may not be the best choice.

5.8/ 7 average rating with 37 reviewsforVoltaren
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
Upsides
  • Works well to relieve muscle ache and pain caused by inflammation.
  • Minimal risk for addiction unlike narcotics.
  • Available in gel or powder packets if you have difficulty taking the pill.
  • Most forms are available as generic.
  • 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.
Downsides
  • Not for chronic, daily use because of increased side-effects.
  • May need to be taken two or three-times daily for maximum pain relief.
  • Can cause serious stomach problems like inflammation, ulcers, and bleeding.
  • Can raise your risk of having blood clots, heart attack, or stroke.
  • Can lower kidney function or cause permanent kidney damage.
  • 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.
Used for
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Injection
  • Pill
  • Chewable tablet
  • Dissolving tablet
  • Liquid
  • Suppository
  • Injection
Price
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Reviews
37 
81%
think this treatment is worth it
76%
think this treatment works well
5%
think this treatment is a hassle

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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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Side effects
10possible side effects
  • Nausea
    24%
  • Constipation
    13%
  • Headache
    10%
  • Infusion site pain
    10%
  • Dizziness
    8%
  • Gas
    8%
  • Vomiting
    6%
  • Trouble sleeping
    6%
  • Itching
    5%
  • Low blood pressure
    5%
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The Tylenol Regular Strength (acetaminophen) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • Heart attack and stroke

    History of heart problems

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Stomach bleeding

    History of stomach bleeding

    ...and 5 more risk factors

  • Severe allergic reaction

    Asthma

    ...and 3 more risk factors

  • Kidney damage

    Kidney disease

    ...and 5 more risk factors

  • Harm to fetus (unborn baby)

    Women who want to or can become pregnant

    ...and 1 more risk factors

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  • 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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