Is Tylenol an Anti-Inflammatory?

Reviewed on 1/25/2022

A woman holding two Tylenol (acetaminophen) pills in her hand
Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not an anti-inflammatory. It is a pain reliever (analgesic) used to temporarily relieve minor aches and pains due to headache, backache, muscle aches, minor arthritis pain, the common cold, premenstrual and menstrual cramps, and toothache. It is also used to temporarily reduce fever.

Tylenol is a brand name for acetaminophen, which is a pain reliever (analgesic) used to temporarily relieve minor aches and pains due to headache, backache, muscle aches, minor arthritis pain, the common cold, premenstrual and menstrual cramps, and toothache. It is also used to temporarily reduce fever.

Tylenol is not an anti-inflammatory like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve).

What Are Side Effects of Acetaminophen (Tylenol)?

Side effects of acetaminophen (Tylenol) include:

Serious side effects of acetaminophen (Tylenol) include:

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Reviewed on 1/25/2022
References
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https://reference.medscape.com/drug/tylenol-acetaminophen-343346

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=1622f694-4d63-4c56-8737-fae31f0ecfb7

https://www.megforit.com/paracetamol-acetaminophen-tylenol-whats-the-difference/