The pain and fever-reducing ingredients often found in these medicines - acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen sodium, and aspirin -- are safe for most adults if taken correctly.
Pain Relief Basics: NSAIDs
These medications don’t make illnesses go away, but they can relieve some symptoms so you suffer less while the cold, flu, or fever works its way through your system.
This group of drugs relieves pain and fever by tamping down on the substances in your body that cause the feeling of pain, and they help control body temperature：
- Aspirin , found in Bayer or St. Joseph
- Ibuprofen, the active ingredient in Advil and Motrin
- Naproxen sodium, found in Aleve
This is an active ingredient in Tylenol and many other prescription and non-prescription medications. Acetaminophen seems to work on the parts of the brain that perceive pain and control body temperature.
How do you know which to take?
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the other medicines you are taking and your medical history.
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