Medical History Mysteries: The Advil and Tylenol combination for pain: How much and how often?

April 8, 2021
This popular installment explores how much and how often to give OTC pain medication to your patients.

A few weeks ago, we talked about using OTC medications (specifically ibuprofen and acetaminophen) to provide pain relief for odontogenic pain. Since then, we’ve received lots of emails asking for more information, so here we are!

In this week’s episode of Medical History Mysteries, Drs. Tom Viola and Pamela Maragliano-Muniz discuss dosing, administration, factors to consider, and what the research has to say about taking acetaminophen and ibuprofen together. Hopefully we’ll dispel some of the confusion surrounding this form of pain relief.

Watch the video at this link.

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in Through the Loupes newsletter, a publication of the Endeavor Business Media Dental Group. Read more articles and subscribe to Through the Loupes.

Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD, is the chief editor of DentistryIQ and editorial codirector of Through the Loupes. Based in Salem, Massachusetts, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz began her clinical career as a dental hygienist. She went on to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her doctorate in dental medicine. She then attended the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dental Medicine, where she became board-certified in prosthodontics. Dr. Maragliano-Muniz owns a private practice, Salem Dental Arts, and lectures on a variety of clinical topics. You may contact her at [email protected].