Which medicine is best for throat pain?

Over-the-counter pain relievers, sprays, and lozenges can relieve the pain of a sore throat. Medicines that reduce stomach acid can help with sore throats caused by GERD. Over-the-counter medications that relieve throat pain include:

  • acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
  • aspirin.

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