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Alternating Tylenol and Motrin for Pain

Tylenol and Motrin can be alternated for severe pain as more relief may occur in this manner than taking them alone.

  • To alternate them, start with 600 mg of Motrin (Ibuprofen) and then after 4 horas, take 500 mg of Tylenol.
  • If pain is not relieved, alternate every 4 hours by taking 600mg more of Motrin (Ibuprofen) and then 500 mg of Tylenol.

Motrin (Ibuprofen) and Tylenol can be alternated in such a manner up to the maximum dose of each medicine per day.

Warnings:

  • Motrin should not be given greater than four times per day.
  • Tylenol should not be given greater than four times per day.
  • For fever over 101, please contact the office.