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Other than the anti-inflammatory effects and blood-thinning properties that asprin has (and tylenol doesn't), what are the differences in how the two drugs work to relieve pain? I understand that asprin inhibits an enzyme, which then takes a number of compounds dirived from fatty acids and converts them to molecules that do work. And that the inhibition of this enzyme is what reduces swelling and causes blood thinning. Tylenol does not work this way? How do they differ in the way they block prostoglandins?
Re: How does acetaminophen work differently from asprin to relieve pain?
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