Compare Tylenol vs. Vicoprofen

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Relieves pain and fever.

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

3.7/ 5 average rating with 1002 reviewsforTylenol
Treats moderate to severe pain.

Ibudone (Hydrocodone / Ibuprofen) works well for moderate to severe pain, but it shouldn't be used long-term.

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.
  • Effective option to relieve short-term moderate to severe pain.
  • Provides better pain control since Ibudone (Hydrocodone / Ibuprofen) is a combination medicine that works in two different ways.
  • Can cause less sleepiness than other similar medicines.
  • Available as a generic and comes in different strengths.
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.
  • Not used for long-term pain or for conditions like osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Can cause serious heart and stomach problems. The risk goes up the longer you take it, but problems can happen at any time. Don't take Ibudone (Hydrocodone / Ibuprofen) any longer than your doctor recommends.
  • Ibudone (Hydrocodone / Ibuprofen) raises your risk of bleeding, especially when taken with other blood-thinning medicines.
  • You can experience withdrawal symptoms if you suddenly stop taking Ibudone (Hydrocodone / Ibuprofen).
  • Not a good choice if you have high blood pressure or kidney, liver, or stomach problems.
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Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Chewable tablet
  • Dissolving tablet
  • Liquid
  • Suppository
  • Injection
  • Pill
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Reviews
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Side effects
The Tylenol Regular Strength (acetaminophen) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
6possible side effects
  • Headache
    27%
  • Somnolence
    22%
  • Constipation
    22%
  • Nausea
    21%
  • Dizziness
    14%
  • Dyspepsia
    12%
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Risks and risk factors
  • 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
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  • Heart attack or stroke
    • History of cardiovascular disease
    • High blood pressure
    • Smoking
  • Stomach bleeding
    • History of stomach bleeding or ulcers
    • Age 65 years or older
  • Driving impairment
    • Taking with alcohol
    • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
  • Harm to fetus
    • Women of childbearing age
  • Low blood pressure
    • Age 65 years or older
  • Worsening kidney or liver function
    • Heart failure
    • Taking diuretics (fluid pills) or ACE inhibitors (high blood pressure/heart failure medicine)
    • Elderly people
  • Bleeding or bruising
    • Blood-thinning medicines
    • Low blood platelet count
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