There are four main types of oral analgesics that are available without a prescription: naproxen (brand name Aleve), ibuprofen (brand names Advil and Motrin), aspirin, and acetaminophen (brand name Tylenol). Naproxen and ibuprofen work in the body the same and have the same side effects.
In respect to this, can you take Aleve If you take aspirin?
If you need additional pain relief, you can combine aspirin, naproxen, or ibuprofen with acetaminophen. However, do not take aspirin, naproxen, or ibuprofen within 8-12 hours of each other. Also, watch out for pain medications that might be included in combination products such as those used for cough and cold.
Is Tylenol and Aleve the same thing?
Taking Tylenol (or acetaminafen) will help with the pain, but do nothing for the swelling. Aleve is an antiinflamatory medication which will reduce the swelling as well as help with the pain. While Tylenol has gotten a bad reputation recently for ill effects on your liver, it is still a good general pain reliever.