Which of the following is NOT true about acetaminophen?
pharmacology, acetaminophen, dental hygiene exam prep

Which of the following is NOT true about acetaminophen?

Which of the following is NOT true about acetaminophen?

(A.) it is analgesic
(B.) It is antipyretic
(C.) It is anti-inflammatory
(D.) All of the above

pharmacology, acetaminophen, dental hygiene exam prep

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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Written by
Claire Jeong, RDH, MS
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