56points

Tylenol Extra Strength

52points

Tylenol PM

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Tylenol Extra Strength vs Tylenol PM

Tylenol Extra Strength
Tylenol PM
Tylenol Extra Strength
Tylenol PM
56
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52
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Why is Tylenol Extra Strength better than Tylenol PM?

  • 4.8h shorter half-life
    3.2hvs8h
  • Targets rheumatic pain

Why is Tylenol PM better than Tylenol Extra Strength?

  • 4 more consecutive days
    14vs10
  • 25mg more diphenhydramine content
    25mgvs0mg
  • Has more than one active ingredient

General info

1.maximum capsules daily

6

2

The daily limit is the maximum amount of tablets/capsules that you may take in a 24 hour period, as advised by the producer.

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St. Joseph Chewable Aspirin 81mg

48

2.pills per box

325

100

A higher number of pills per box may imply that the product is more safe than others. Many painkillers are regulated so that a person may not buy more than a certain amount at any one time.

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Ecotrin Low Strength

365

3.consecutive days

10

14

This is the longest amount of time you should take this medication before stopping or seeking medical advice. A short time can indicate that the drug is more likely to cause problems such as dependency or negative side effects.

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Tylenol PM

14

4.Not linked to dependency
Tylenol Extra Strength
Tylenol PM

It is not explicitly mentioned on the product information leaflet that this drug is linked to dependency. Therefore withdrawal symptoms should not be anticipated.

5.shelf life

48months

36months

This is how long the product can be stored before you should throw it away, as measured in months. A long shelf life is desirable if you take it infrequently.

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Solpadeine Headache Soluble Tablets

48months

6.half life

3.2h

8h

A drug’s half-life is the time it takes for half of a given dose to be eliminated from the body or bloodstream, as measured in hours. Drugs with a short half-life take effect quicker, however, they need to be taken more frequently than drugs with a longer half-life.

Best

Anadin LiquiFast Capsules 200mg

2h

Composition

1.ibuprofen

0mg

0mg

Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. The painkilling effects of ibuprofen take effect immediately, however the anti-inflammatory effects can take as long as a week.

Best

Nurofen Express Caplets 684mg

684mg

2.paracetamol

500mg

500mg

Paracetamol (or acetaminophen as it is known in the US) is classified as a mild analgesic. It suppresses the feeling of pain, but does little to treat the cause.

Best

Goody's Headache Relief Shot

1000mg

3.codeine

0mg

0mg

Codeine is an opiate used to treat mild to moderate pain. Opiates can alter the mood, sometimes resulting in feelings of euphoria. This can be beneficial for pain relief, however it can become addictive and withdrawal symptoms are common.

Best

Nurofen Plus

12.8mg

4.caffeine

0mg

0mg

Studies have shown that caffeine can boost the effectiveness of many analgesics, resulting in better, faster acting pain relief.

Best

Solpadeine Headache Soluble Tablets

65mg

5.aspirin

0mg

0mg

Aspirin can be used as an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory.

Best

Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder

520mg

6.naproxen

0mg

0mg

Naproxen is an anti-inflammatory which can be used to treat a variety of symptoms of pain.

Best

Dolormin GS mit Naproxen

250mg

Effects

1.Targets toothaches
Tylenol Extra Strength
Tylenol PM

Toothache is pain in and around the teeth and jawbone, often caused by tooth decay.

2.Is antipyretic (fever reducing)
Tylenol Extra Strength
Tylenol PM

Antipyretic medications help to lower the body temperature. This can help to make patients feel better, however it is not always recommended, as the temperature increase can be a natural defense to fight infections.

3.Not linked to cerebral edema in case of overdose
Tylenol Extra Strength
Tylenol PM

Cerebral edema is an excess accumulation of fluid in parts of the brain.

4.Can be used to treat mild arthritis pain
Tylenol Extra Strength
Tylenol PM

Arthritis is a common condition which causes inflammation within a joint. This can cause a lot of pain as well as difficulty carrying out day to day tasks.

5.Not linked to seizures in case of overdose
Tylenol Extra Strength
Tylenol PM

A seizure occurs when there is a sudden increase in electrical activity in the brain, affecting the nervous system. It can cause involuntary movements and carries a risk of injury.

6.Not linked to shortness of breath
Tylenol Extra Strength
Tylenol PM

Shortness of breath is a tense tightening in the chest and feeling of suffocation that can cause a lot of discomfort.

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