Better known as Tylenol, it can be used to relieve most of the symptoms as ibuprofen—headaches and muscle aches—and it tends to be better at reducing fevers. It usually causes less stomach irritation than ibuprofen, and is generally safe for those who need to stay away from NSAIDs. Like ibuprofen, it’s best to skip alcohol when taking Tylenol—or any meds with acetaminophen, Khatri says.
Stock the basics and be ready when you're hit with a headache, heartburn, or an annoying allergy attack.
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