Aspirin, Acetaminophen, and Ibuprofen

Aspirin acetaminophen and ibuprofen for sale

Aspirin

  • Uses: treats pain, fever, inflammation, and can lower risk of heart attack
  • Side Effects: upset stomach, mild headache, drowsiness
  • Contraindications: do not take if you have chickenpox or shingles, do not give to children or teenagers with fever or flu symptoms

Acetaminophen

  • Uses: pain reliever and fever reducer
  • Side Effects: (low chance) vomiting, nausea, constipation
  • Contraindications: liver disease

Ibuprofen

  • Uses: treats pain, inflammation, and fever
  • Side Effects: upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, gas, diarrhea, constipation, dizziness, headache, nervousness, mild rash, and ringing in your ears
  • Contraindications: liver or kidney disease

How to Use:

Take as described by the directions on the package for any of the uses described above.

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Peter Oldani graduated college with a B.S. in biomedical engineering, worked as an EMT to gain hands on experience in emergency medicine and completed active shooter training as part of New York State’s initiative to prepare civilian organizations for disaster response.