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Aleve or advil for muscle pain

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Not Advil (ibuprofen) and Alleve: These are very similar medicines, and are not recommended to be taken at the same time. (they can add up to more stomach upset, for example). I sugg... Read More

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Dr. Sean Kearney
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
NSAIDS: NSAIDs (the common over the counter anti-inflammatories) are good for muscle strains and overuse injuries. Aleve (naproxen) and Advil (ibuprofen) are ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Advil=Ibuprofen: Aleve (naproxen)=Naproxyn BOTH are NSAIDS (Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory) Medications and individual responses differ...Aleve (naproxen) is longer... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: Excedrin should work for muscle pain as well. If you wish to take Advil, wait for at least 4, preferably 6 hours. Wish you good health! - Have a diet ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Yes you can: combine both, unless you have a contraindication not to take either one, best wishes
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: Drink plenty of water with any NSAID. This goes double if you are hypertensive
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Get evaluated: Thigh pain could have multiple causes including trauma, nerve compression, vascular disease, and even be medication related. A thorough physical and p... Read More
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Fatty liver disease: You should not take anything over the counter without approval from your liver disease doctor. Most likely the answer will be "It's OK" but don't tak... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
See doctor: Chest pain and back pain are by no means typical manifestations of uncomplicated gastroenteritis. Are you vomiting, do you have gallstones, do you dr... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdus Khan
Urgent Care 30 years experience
No. You need to see: the doctor. If your pain is not improving and starting from front going to the back your need to know what is causing the pain. Don't just take the pa... Read More

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