Which of the following is NOT true about acetaminophen?
- it is analgesic
- It is antipyretic
- It is anti-inflammatory
- All of the above
Answer: C. It is anti-inflammatory
Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is an antipyretic (fever-reducing) and analgesic (pain-relieving) agent, but is not anti-inflammatory.
One other important fact to know about acetaminophen is that the drug does not affect blood coagulation, therefore is the drug of choice if the patient is on a blood thinner.
NSAIDs such as Aspirin or Ibuprofen are antipyretic, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory.
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