Can you take tylenol 500 mg and ibuprofen 200 mg together?
Question posted by dharris02 on 6 Jan 2015
Last updated on 19 June 2018
This question has also been asked and answered here: Acetaminophen vs Ibuprofen: Which is better?
They are safe to combine, but you should be careful about how frequently you take any NSAIDs as they can cause ulcers in the stomach or GI tract, amongst other negative side effects.
You need to be aware that NSAIDs can cause Kidney Disease and should not be taken long term. I found this out when I was diagnosed Stage 3 and had taken an NSAID for over 10 years to alleviate arthritis pain.
I’m curious why were talking about NSAIDs, when I thought we were discussing ibuprofen and acetaminophen. What is an NSAID?
Ibuprofen is a NSAID
Ibuprofen is an NSAID.
NSAID stands for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, Naproxen Sodium and aspirin are all examples of NSAIDs.
acetaminophen is not an NSAID
Acetaminophen in not an nsaid.
Taking Tylenol 500mg with ibuprofen 200mg is fine to as they are metabolized differently. They have lowered the max dosage of total tylenol taken in a day to 3000mg and the ibuprofen total daily dosage when taken by prescription to 3200mg. If you have any specific other questions regarding any medical questions please ask.
What about ibuprofen 600mil and tylenol 500mil together will that be ok
I am a 33 year old woman and have been hit with a pretty awful case of tonsillitis. I have been prescribed antibiotics and am at my third dose. I have been taking 500gr acetaminophen (every 8 hours) scattered with and 400gr ibuprophen (every 8 hours)(so one of either every 4 hours or so) for pain and inflammation but I am still in pretty horrible pain. I can't eat anything and am even having trouble drinking liquids. Would it be ok to up the dosage? What would you recommend? Thank you!
I just came from the dentist for a root canal, where I was first advised about mixing ibuprofen and acetaminophen; doc said 500mg of acetaminophen combined with 600mg is the magic combo; said the research shows there is a significant difference between this combo when done with 400mg of ibuprofen and 600mg. That being said, I took one Tylenol (500mg) plus 2 ibuprofen (400mg), and so far my pain has been well controlled.
Try upping the ibuprofen to 600mg, but anything beyond that I would consult your doctor.
Yes you can take them together. What I do is stagger them, where I take tylenol for one dose then when it's time to take another I take ibuprofen. Taking them both together helps better for pain.
Yes you can
What would be the benefit of taking both together?
Tylenol for Pain Ibuprofen for Inflammation
So i can take them both together 2ibuprofen 600mil and 2 tylenol 200mil together
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