Compare Tylenol vs. Plavix
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Tylenol Regular Strength (acetaminophen) effectively reduces fever and relieves pain, but it doesn't lower inflammation and swelling.
Plavix (clopidogrel) is a cheap, generically available blood thinner that protects you from clots after you've had a heart attack or surgery.
- 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.
- Plavix (clopidogrel) can help lower your risk of getting a stroke or heart attack.
- You only need to take it once a day.
- A genetic test is available to determine whether Plavix (clopidogrel) will be an effective treatment option for you.
- 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, which can be serious and life-threatening.
- May not be safe to be taken with many other medicines or supplements.
- If you've taken too much Plavix (clopidogrel) and you're bleeding, plasma transfusions are required to stop the bleeding.
- Chewable tablet
- Dissolving tablet
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- Accidental overdose and death
- Medication administering errors
- Injection formulation
- Exceeding the recommended maximum daily limits
- Liver damage
- Drinking more than 2 alcoholic beverages a day
- Taking with other Tylenol-containing medicines
- History of liver disease
- Weakened ability to prevent blood clots
- Taking Prilosec or Nexium
- People with certain genes that make Plavix (clopidogrel) less effective
- Life-threatening bleeding
- History of stomach bleeding
- Taking other medicines that increase the levels of Plavix (clopidogrel) in your body
- Taking other blood thinners or medicines that increase the risk of bleeding
- Unexplained bruising and purple spots on skin