One of our Cardiologists and co-founder of LabFinder, Robert Segal, MD, was interviewed on Romper to discuss what can happen to your body when taking acetaminophen or ibuprofen

He’s quoted as saying:

“You have to be informed about the best type of pain reliever to take depending on your pain and at the same time, be in the know about its side effects,” says Dr. Robert Segal, co-founder of LabFinder. As Dr. Segal further explains, NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) help ease pain, reduce fever, and decrease inflammation. However, not all drugs have these same effects. “Acetaminophen helps to reduce pain and fever, but it does not affect or help with inflammation,” says Dr. Segal. If you don’t know which type of pain reliever is best for your particular situation, then definitely contact your healthcare provider for advice.

View the original piece placement on Romper.