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Tylenol vs Advil

Published September 1, 2009 - 4 Comments

One of the interesting things that came out of my conversation yesterday with the optometrist was that apparently I should not be taking Tylenol as often as I have been because it’s bad for my liver.  Hmm…  I hadn’t heard that.  Ofcourse, these things seem to change around all the time, but when I mentioned it to the guys at work, it seemed as though I was the only one who didn’t know that. 

Tylenol is acetaminophen.  I wasn’t aware of that.  I thought that  Aspirin was acetaminophen. (NOTE:  I published that wrong too.  It’s acetylsalicylic acid)  I figured Tylenol was it’s own magical creation.  Apparently I should be taking ibuprophen, which for me would mean Advil.  That’s ok, I like Advil.  They’re candy coated!  (Ofcourse, so were the last couple of bottles of Tylenol that I bought)

The main thing is that the glasses prescription that I now have for reading (yet to be filled) should help with the headaches.  Although, I woke up this morning with a bit of one, and obviously I hadn’t been doing any reading through the night, so I don’t know what’s up with that. 

But I’ll give it a try.