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anti inflammatory alternative to ibuprofen

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
One or the other: It`s unnecessary and not advisable. Oral NASAIDS get into most tissues-local sprays are local but with some small systemic absorption. Don`t do both.
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A female asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
May need followup: Alkaline phosphatase can be of both bony and liver origin, so your doctor may do follow-up. NSAIDS have been studied for effect on ALP and found not t ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sprain Pain Control: Aspirin and advil (ibuprofen) are anti-inflammatory medications. Both work on similar pathways. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not considered an nsaid. B ... Read More
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Dr. Lauren Elson
15 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
You know your body: There is no one best medication for everybody. You should always stay within the recommended dosage on the packaging and discontinue it if you have si ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jim Trione
22 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes quite a few : Ibuprofen (sold in the us as motrin, advil) and Naproxen (sold as aleve) are both anti-inflammatories lasting eight and twelve hours respectively. The ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience Holistic Medicine
Many: Traditional medicine will use nsaids to help decrease inflammation as well as ice after activity. Other natural things to incorporate are high doses ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: If by "buying" your mean "over the counter", then you are limited. Ibuprofen. Aspirin and Naproxen sodium (aleve) are about the only anti-inflammator ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David True
23 years experience Rheumatology
Topical NSAID: Topical preparations have mostly local effect but there is a small amount of medication absorbed and spread systemically.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vandana Kumra
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: It is used to suppress the cough reflex n the lungs and air-passages.
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A female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ones that OB suggest: I don't know why you need to take an anti-inflammatory, but your present OB MD may have a recommendation if a call is placed to him/her. Because you a ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
27 years experience Neurosurgery
No: It is a non-narcotic pain medication.

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