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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Advil (ibuprofen): Ibuprofen = generic name. Advil (ibuprofen) = brand name.

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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Usually not: Usually, generic medications are as effective as the branded counterparts. But, it depends, sometimes, people react better to the brand name version. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience in Neurology
No problem: There is no problem taking Ibuprofen with zoloft (sertraline).
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
29 years experience in Endodontics
Yes: You can take up to 2400mg of Ibuprofen in a 24 hour period. So 3x2 tablets every 6 hours is safe. Howevee, you want to get to the root of the problem. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: Advil (ibuprofen) is otc and toradol is prescription. Toradol is much stronger than advil (ibuprofen) but has more possible side effects.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
37 years experience in Cardiology
Pretty similar: But some people like one or the other more.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Either or: They are both antiinflammatories...
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
35 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Naproxen is the generic name for the drug found in aleve (naproxen). Advil and Motrin are forms of ibuprofen. Both drugs are non steroidal anti-inflam ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Hard to say: They have comparable effectiveness with adequate dosing.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Compariosns: Here's a comparison: http://treato.com/Ibuprofen,Meloxicam/?a=s It depends on some issues you might know. Neither has no concerns, both are helpful to ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
38 years experience in Pain Management
About the same: The onset time for these should both be about 30 minutes.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Advil (ibuprofen): Advil (ibuprofen) and Aspirin are both nonsteroidal antiinflammatory agents. They are not related chemical compounds however.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
28 years experience in Anesthesiology
Depends on patient: Mobic (meloxicam) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent (nsiad). Aleve (naproxen) is also an nsaid. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not an anti-infl ... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Naproxen.: I'd choose naproxen for (1) ease of dosing, (2) less stomach toxicity, (3) no addictive potential and ultimately (4) because it works well.
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A female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Yes, you can: However, always talk to your doctor before starting any new prescription or over-the-counter medication.
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: All can be used at the appropriate recommended dosage.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
aleve (naproxen): 4 aleve (naproxen) pills are stronger than 15 mg meloxicam. 7.5 mg Meloxicam is safer than aleve (naproxen).
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
33 years experience in Family Medicine
30 mg difference: Aleve OTC is naproxen, 220 mg and anaprox is also naproxen, 250 mg.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Alencar jr
18 years experience in Pain Management
Celebrex (celecoxib): Because the chances to develop gastric discomfort/pain with Celebrex (celecoxib) is much lower and also because you can take it once or twice a day on ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le answered
16 years experience in Pain Management
NSAIDS: Naproxen and Mobic (meloxicam) are non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. They are both effective medications for arthritis. The effectiveness ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
Not really: About the same. There is not really much difference.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience in Pain Management
Both are good: Celebrex (celecoxib) is much more expensive, and easier on your stomach.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Samething: Ibuprofen...different brands

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