Tylenol for Arthritis

Tylenol® (acetaminophen) is an over-the-counter (OTC) drug used to relieve pain and reduce fever. Due to the drug's pain-relieving effects, many people with arthritis wonder if Tylenol can be used to help relieve their symptoms.
 
Arthritis is one of the conditions that this pain reliever is approved to treat. In fact, one of the long-acting forms of Tylenol (Tylenol Arthritis Pain) contains one layer that dissolves quickly for rapid pain relief and a second layer that dissolves slowly. This product is taken every eight hours.
 
When using Tylenol for arthritis, keep in mind that this medication is not very good at reducing inflammation. You may find that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) work better for problems that involve inflammation.
 
(To learn more about using this medicine to treat arthritis pain, click Tylenol Uses. This article also tells you what you need to know about the effectiveness of Tylenol for a number of conditions.)
 
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