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TYLENOL® vs Excedrin®<sup>¹</sup>

Both Excedrin® and TYLENOL® temporarily relieve minor aches and pains. TYLENOL®, which contains acetaminophen, can be a more appropriate option than Excedrin®, which contains a combination of the active ingredients, acetaminophen, aspirin and caffeine. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions and please note that the information below is not a substitute for the specific product's Drug Facts Label. Please always read and follow the label.

Explore our chart below to compare dosage information and active ingredients of Excedrin® vs. TYLENOL® to help you decide if TYLENOL® or Excedrin® is the best pain reliever for you.

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Excedrin® 1
Characteristics
Forms Rapid Release Gels, Coated Tablets, Caplets Caplets, Geltabs
Active Ingredient Acetaminophen Acetaminophen/Aspirin/Caffeine
Dosing 2 pills every 6hrs while symptoms last; do not take more than 6 pills in 24 hours 2 pills every 6 hours; not more than 8 pills in 24 hours. Drink a full glass of water with each dose
Contains an NSAID
No
Yes
From the #1 Doctor-recommended Brand of Pain Reliever
Yes
No
Relieves Fever
Yes
No
Relieves Minor Back Pain/ Backache
Yes
No
Relieves Minor Headache
Yes
Yes
Relieves Minor Muscle Pain/ Muscle Aches
Yes
Yes
Relieves Minor Premenstrual and Menstrual Pain
Yes
Yes
Relieves Minor Toothache
Yes
Yes
Relieves Minor Arthritis Pain/ Joint Pain
Yes
Yes
Provides Fast Pain Relief
Yes
Yes
Works Centrally to Relieve Your Pain
Yes
Yes
May cause severe stomach bleeding
No
Yes
Contains Liver Warning
Yes
2
Yes
3
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2
Ask a doctor before use if you have liver disease. Severe liver damage may occur if you take more than 4,000 mg of acetaminophen in 24 hours, with other drugs containing acetaminophen, 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product.
3
Ask a doctor before use if you have liver cirrhosis.
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