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Is aleve better or worse than advil for ankle sprains

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neeraj Gupta
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Choice: I like Aleve (naproxen) better since it is twice a day dosing.
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 36 years experience
NSAIDS: Which ever one helps, they help symptoms and reduce inflammation.

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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Either: Both are NSAID class and either should help. With all medications some find one to work better for them.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Equal: These two anti-inflammatory medications are equally effective. Remember also to rice ( rest, ice, compression, elevation). Compression in this case is... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Nsaids: Naprosyn (naproxen) and Ibuprofen are both NSAIDS, so you can not take both, but you may take naprosyn (naproxen) as instructed to instead of the Ibup... Read More
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 53 years experience
Not advisable: It's generally not advisable to take NSAIDS like naproxen and ibuprofen when you are on corticosteroids such as prednisolone because of the increased ... Read More
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
For most you: Can take naproxen and tramadol together. Again for most you can even take all three(including the prednisolone) without too much issue, but you should... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
Pain Management 61 years experience
Side effect: The nsaids have a side effect of retaining fluid and can cause a host of other bad problems. They are not innocuous pills to be taken like candy. Thi... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See below: If your pain doesn't respnd to otc pain relievers, you should see your doctor to make sure there's noting more ominous.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Sciatica: True sciatica is leg pain that shoots from back, down the leg past the knee. This mimics the path of the sciatic nerve, thus it's name. Treatment is w... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Physical symptoms: along w/the classic signs of a panic attack means you need to find out how much is physical and how much psychological or what combo of both. Please ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 39 years experience
Pretty similar: But some people like one or the other more.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
not really: I never encourage the use of 2 different nsaids at the same time. There is absolutely no advantage to alternating these 2 drugs. Stick with one and yo... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
No way to tell: Which ever works best for you. Aleve (naproxen) is longer acting.