Are you over 60 and searching for a pain reliever for daily aches and pains? Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in TYLENOL®, may be the right choice for you. Here are a few facts to consider:
- Those over 60 can be at greater risk for stomach irritation. TYLENOL® works differently than non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and does not irritate the stomach the way aspirin (Bayer®), naproxen sodium (Aleve®) or even ibuprofen (Advil®, MOTRIN® IB) can.
- TYLENOL® could be a good choice if you are on aspirin heart therapy, on certain high blood pressure medicines, have chronic, stable liver disease, or have underlying kidney disease.
- The American Geriatric Society recommends acetaminophen, the medicine in TYLENOL®, as an important option for relieving mild-to-moderate musculoskeletal pain. It is important to always read and follow the label and never use TYLENOL® products with other products containing acetaminophen. Learn more about the proper way to use acetaminophen at GET RELIEF RESPONSIBLY®.
- Ibuprofen, aspirin and other pain medication ingredients can affect your body and interact with other medications in various ways.
REMEMBER: Always talk to your doctor if you have a health condition or are taking prescription medicines before taking any pain reliever. If your pain hasn't subsided or gets worse after 10 days of use, you should stop taking your pain reliever and consult a physician. Is TYLENOL® right for you? Learn more.