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Anonymous asked in HealthAlternative Medicine · 1 decade ago

Whats the difference in tylenol and aspirin?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Well, Tylenol (acetominophen) works it's magic centrally, that is, on the central nervous system and is good for pain and fever.

    Aspirin ( don't make me try to spell it's real name) works it's magic, as does ibuprofen, systemically or locally, by interfering with the inflammatory pathway. It is good for anti-inflammation.

    They both work for pain and fever and in some people one works better for fever or pain than the other; only experience will tell.

    Never give aspirin to children! If this is an issue for you look up Reye's Syndrome.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Tylenol is a brand of acetameniphine, aspirin (aka salicylic acid) is a different pain reliever, sold under numerous brands (like Bayer).

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  • 1 decade ago

    Tylenol is the brand name for acetominaphen (sp?). Aspirin is aspirin-one brand is Bayer.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Tylenol is the drug acetimenifen (SP)

    Aspirin is a synthetic of the nattural salysilic acid found in natural plants such as Willow, Aspen, and Wintergreen.

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  • 1 decade ago

    tylenol is made of acetaminphen <sp> and aspirin is just aspirin. too much tylenol can cause liver damage. be careful.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Aspirin: quite possibly one of the most wondrous medications we have found. We still do not know exactly how it does what is does. It can be hard on one's stomach though. For sensitive stomachs, Acetaminophen or Bayer Aspirin is advisable. Be certain you have no allergies to these medications before taking them. Consultation with a medical doctor is always advisable. A good internet source is RxList - the Internet Drug Index. Aspirin is:

    an analgesic (pain reliever) and antirheumatic (arthritis reliever) locally by acting on prostaglandins (tissue hormones) and systemically by acting on the hypothalamus. This latter effect is still not well understood.

    an anticoagulant ("blood-thinner") - it reduces the effectiveness of the blood to coagulate into clots. If you take it regularly, it will probably take a little longer for your bleeding to stop. Of course, this anticoagulant effect is desirable, e.g. for sprains (after the first 24 hours) and post-operative heart patients. In the case of the latter, a "baby" aspirin.

    antipyretic - reduces fevers by acting on the hypothalamus to increase peripheral blood flow and vasodilation. This is sort of like making your car's radiator bigger and thus increase dissipation of heat.

    Acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol): Tylenol is a great medication. It is a lot less of an anticoagulant ("blood-thinner") than Aspirin, and is much easier on the stomach. Be certain you have no allergies to these medications before taking them. Consultation with a medical doctor is always advisable. A good internet source is RxList - the Internet Drug Index. Acetaminophen is:

    an analgesic (pain reliever) and antirheumatic (arthritis reliever) locally by acting on prostaglandins (tissue hormones) and systemically by acting on the hypothalamus. This latter effect is still not well understood.

    antipyretic - reduces fevers by acting on the hypothalamus to increase peripheral blood flow and vasodilation. This is sort of like making your car's radiator bigger and thus increase dissipation of heat.

    Ibuprofen (e.g. Motrin): one of the most abused and overused medications I now of. The analgesic and antipyretic effects are similar to Aspirin. Be certain you have no allergies to these medications before taking them. Consultation with a medical doctor is always advisable. A good internet source is RxList - the Internet Drug Index. Ibuprofen is:

    an analgesic (pain reliever) and antirheumatic (arthritis reliever) - see Aspirin. About as effective as Aspirin.

    antipyretic - see Aspirin

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  • 1 decade ago

    Overuse of tylenol is the leading cause of liver failure in the US, not excessive drinking.

    Source(s): Listened to a presentation by a neurologist
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  • 1 decade ago

    Tylenol doesn't contain aspirin.

    Aspirin has many side effects....

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  • 1 decade ago

    One is salicylic acid and one is acetominophen.

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    1 decade ago

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