Tylenol and Aleve are not the same. Tylenol is the brand name for a non-prescription drug called acetaminophen, and Aleve is the brand name for an over-the-counter drug called naproxen sodium, according to WebMD.Know More
WebMD explains that both of these drugs work to reduce fever, relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Aleve effectively treats headaches, tendonitis, muscle aches, menstrual cramps, dental pain and arthritic joint stiffness. Tylenol works well for the above symptoms of pain and also treats cold and flu symptoms.
WebMD notes that both Tylenol and Aleve are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and can react with other medications. Patients should consult a pharmacist or physician before taking either of these medications.Learn more in Medications & Vitamins
Tylenol is not the same as aspirin. While both medications are available over the counter and both relieve pain and fever, aspirin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug and Tylenol is not, explains FamilyDoctor.org.Full Answer >
It takes approximately 30 minutes for Tylenol to begin working and should only be taken every four to six hours as needed. Tylenol is used to treat pain and as a fever reducer, and typically used to treat pain associated with arthritis, headaches, muscle aches, tooth aches and colds, according to Drugs.com.Full Answer >
Also known as acetaminophen, Tylenol will start to work 30 minutes after it is taken. This drug can start reducing fever within 2 hours of taking it, as stated by Children's Health Network.Full Answer >
Drugs.com describes Tylenol 4 as an opioid pain medication. Also called Tylenol with codeine #4, Tylenol 4 combines acetaminophen, a non-narcotic pain reliever, and codeine, a narcotic pain reliever, to relieve moderate to severe pain. While the acetaminophen has little potency as a pain reliever, it increases the effects of the codeine.Full Answer >