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Posted in Motrin on 1st April 2014

Motrin or Tylenol which is better?
I know both of these are on recall right now but I can still use the generic brand, correct? Also I’m mainly wanting something to relieve the pain of 4 teeth coming in all at once in my 9 month old. So what really is the difference between these two medications?

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Answer by Marisol
Look I know there are issues with both, at the moment my pediatrican does NOT recomend motrin at all… for teething I would recomend the theething tablets the are 100% natural you can buy the just about anywhere an they are safe….

Answer by C J
Tylenol is better for teething, you can use a generic but make sure it is not made by Tylenol. Ask your pharmacist to recommend the correct brand to make sure it is safe.

As for the teething pain, you can do what I did. Soak a clean cloth in chamomile tea. Freeze it. Then give it to your baby to chew on. It soothes the pain away like nothing else. My kids loved it.

Answer by Kaci
tylenol is better for a little one. motrin is harder on there kidneys.

Answer by Courage
You can. The biggest difference is that Motrin can upset the tummy, which is why it’s not recommended in younger than 6 month old babies. So I always would try Tylenol before I try Motrin. In an allergic reaction though, my family has found that Motrin/Ibuprofen works better than Tylenol.

I also second trying things like teething tablets, just double-check the ingredients since I have run into some ‘teething medicines’ that have acetaminophen (the active ingredient in Tylenol) and you don’t want to accidentally double-dose.

Answer by A H
I do both… I do tylenol then wait 2 hours, do Motrin. Wait 3 hours, do tylenol again. That is what my doctor has recommended since my oldest was little, and it works wonders!!!!

What that does is cut the “life span” of the meds down, so that the tylenol isn’t wearing off before you can safely give the next dose, same with the motrin.

I have always purchased generic, cheaper and still strictly monitored by the FDA

Answer by Caitlin & Alden’s mommy
In my experience Motrin works better

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