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Can you take tylenol 500 mg and ibuprofen 200 mg together?

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Srr1111 4 March 2017

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.

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SHEsevEN4 3 April 2015


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lighthouselady 8 Feb 2017

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.

ej111 28 Nov 2017

I’m curious why were talking about NSAIDs, when I thought we were discussing ibuprofen and acetaminophen. What is an NSAID?

rawzi 29 Nov 2017

Ibuprofen is a NSAID

Debi61575 2 March 2018

Ibuprofen is an NSAID.

frills 21 April 2018

NSAID stands for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, Naproxen Sodium and aspirin are all examples of NSAIDs.

youarewrong 19 June 2018

acetaminophen is not an NSAID

Debi61575 19 June 2018

Acetaminophen in not an nsaid.

sementec 23 March 2015

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.

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Pollyhicks 13 Nov 2016

What about ibuprofen 600mil and tylenol 500mil together will that be ok

RLC2017 4 Jan 2017

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!

ej111 28 Nov 2017

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.

ej111 28 Nov 2017

Try upping the ibuprofen to 600mg, but anything beyond that I would consult your doctor.

Inactive 7 Jan 2015

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.

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kaismama 6 Jan 2015

Yes you can

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jaminhealth 6 Jan 2015

What would be the benefit of taking both together?

babyloveme 8 May 2015

Tylenol for Pain Ibuprofen for Inflammation

Pollyhicks 13 Nov 2016

So i can take them both together 2ibuprofen 600mil and 2 tylenol 200mil together free discount card

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