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Tylenol AND Ibuprofen?
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(livingontheroad) - M
yes on 03/20/2013 14:59:55 MDT Print View

When you have a condition which requires constant fever reducer or pain reliever, doctors used to say to alternate tylenol and Ibuprofent to lessen the impact on stomach and kidneys.

I have had a kid come down with 102 fever the 2nd night out on a 4 day trip. Ibuprofen let him complete the trip in relative comfort. I was very glad I had it. Carried 4 days supply of IB/Tylenol combined.

Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
re: Tylenol AND Ibuprofen on 03/20/2013 15:30:14 MDT Print View

Ben,
It was my doctor, and honestly, I can't remember if it was liver or kidney or what, as it was over 5 years ago. Probably the underlying issue is overdosing, which might be more of a CYA issue for the doc.

David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
Re: re: Tylenol AND Ibuprofen on 03/20/2013 16:04:44 MDT Print View

It isn't just a CYA by the doctor. There's no chance I'm going to sue my MD wife and she's told me the same thing. Also, you can get a little more complete pain relief (without going to higher dosages or narcotics) because they work through different mechanisms.