User Reviews for Tylenol
Tylenol has an average rating of 6.2 out of 10 from a total of 28 ratings on Drugs.com. 52% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 30% reported a negative experience.
|Pain||16 reviews||1131 medications|
|Fever||5 reviews||354 medications|
|Sciatica||5 reviews||282 medications|
|Muscle Pain||2 reviews||372 medications|
|Summary of Tylenol reviews||6.2||28 reviews|
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For Pain: “In the early nineties I was taking Tylenol for severe headaches. We had first responders in our workplace that pushed me to larger strengths and doses. "You're a big guy, you need it, you can take it." Don't listen. Never go over the recommended dose for your weight, It will permanently damage your liver. My liver transplant was Dec. 19, 1996.”
For Pain: “It’s one of the most worthless medicines I know of. I have tried Tylenol on numerous occasions throughout my life for migraines, back pain, menstrual cramps, post surgical pain, arthritis pain because some doctor or friend has recommended it. Each time it did absolutely nothing for me. Aspirin is a better pain reliever. Now with severe chronic pain, my Doctor wants me to try it again. No thank you. I give it 1 star because I never suffered any side effects from it.”
For Pain: “Only over the counter pain med I can take with Crohn's disease. All other pain killers have some degree of aspirin in them. For those with stomach diseases acetaminophen (Tylenol) is the only thing we can take.”
For Pain: “I had a sudden experience of lower back pain, to the point where it hurt to breathe, and I wasn't able to sit because it meant bending my back. I took 2 pills of the extra strength. After about 15-20 minutes I could breathe without crying, it was still extremely painful to sit, but after another 15 minutes or so 90% of the pain was completely gone. So thankful for Tylenol extra strength!”
For Fever: “Great if you have a fever. But if you need pain relief, This won't help. I found It does work better if you have a cup of coffee with it, Otherwise see your doctor for real pain relief. Never take more than the recommended dosage. It can destroy your liver.”
For Pain: “I have gotten migraines from childhood. I also am very active and sometimes suffer neck and shoulder pain resulting in yet another headache. I have used tylenol for my entire adult life and I cannot even think of what life would've been without it. I have always gotten high fevers with no other symptoms when others get sick. Tylenol has helped me thru all of it. From migraines, to horrible monthly cramps. Crazy when I think about it...It allowed me to function normally through some of the worst moments of life. I am, thankfully, a perfectly healthy 51 yr old and 2 hrs ago I woke with a sickening headache from 3 days of hard yard work. All gone now. Got to thinking...I should say..."Thank you Tylenol."”
For Pain: “I was prescribed 1 gram (2 extra strength) by mouth every 4-6 hours for a severe tooth problem, cracked tooth in half, until I see my dentist on Friday. (It's Tuesday.) Does absolutely nothing for the pain. ”
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For Sciatica: “Tylenol did zero to help my Sciatic nerve pain, although it's helped in the past with other issues. - nothing else prescribed helped either but oddly enough Mocha flavoured monster drink would remove about 80% of the pain for about 5-8 hours. I have no idea why but it's the only relief I get.(except hot showers help too it seems)”
For Fever: “This is great. I've had a small pain in my head when I woke up this morning and decided to ignore it. It started getting worse and I realized I was developing a fever around 5:00PM. Even though I had the help of my younger sister to try and reduce the fever and headache, it just hasn't gone away entirely. I was unable to figure out a way to reduce the pain I was in so I called my mother and told her the pain I was in. Conveniently enough, my mother mentioned that we did have Tylenol at home. I went to the room that she told me I'd find it in. I found the Tylenol and downed a pill with water. In just a minute or two, the pain has basically completely vanished and my fever has been reduced greatly.”
For Pain: “The 2021 commercial is very sincere and touching. I use tylenol and it works well for me. After see the commercial I feel like the company is in business for more reasons than just the revenue. It has worked well for me through a variety of medical issues and I will continue to use this product. Thanks”
For Pain: “This is my break through pain drug for occipital and trigeminal neuralgia attacks. And after brain surgery, I took this around the clock for months for the nerve pain. It took my pain level from 7 down to 2 in about half an hour and lasted 4-5 hours. I could tell when it was time to take another dose. I carry a packet of the powder form in my wallet for neuralgia emergencies.”
For Muscle Pain: “The Tylenol bottles are way to hard to open for someone with arthritis in the hands. It's bad enough that you need to turn the cap to lineup the arrows but then you need to pry up the cap with only the small arrow to push on - there should be an easier way to open the cap. Tylenol cold even include a non-safety cap on the box. Pharmacy's provide non-safety caps and Tylenol could should also. Until they figure it out, I will not purchase another Tylenol package!”
For Sciatica: “Tylenol does nothing for my sciatica. The pain is there all the time.”
For Sciatica: “Tylenol is the only thing that helps my pain right now. Cannot function otherwise. Cannot sleep either. Even prescribed pain meds did not work as well.”
For Sciatica: “Tylenol is the only OTC medication that helps my sciatica”
For Pain: “It works decently, but it's not strong enough for my back pain.”
For Fever: “Works great as a fever reducer.”
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For Pain: “For migraines tylenol works better than ibuprofen for me”
For Pain: “I would take two 500mg pills once a day. I used it for occasional tooth aches because of my braces. It helped alot. Alot better than ibuprofen or naproxen actually.”
For Pain: “MUCH less effective than aspirin or other NSAIDS, does nothing for me for headaches or arthritis.”
For Pain: “Best pain killer ever known.”
For Pain: “Its a good painkiller.”
For Fever: “Pain: not very effective. No side effects, easy to use. Fever: definitely a 10. Always helps. This got a high rating due to the fever-reducing.”
For Pain: “Tylenol does absolutely nothing for my headache. Useless product. I’m still in pain and really mad about it too”
For Sciatica: “Tylenol only gave me an upset stomach. Did nothing for my sciatica.”
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