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Is aleve or advil better for joint pain

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Advil (ibuprofen): If you don't respond to alleve, try advil (ibuprofen). Some patients respond better to advil (ibuprofen). If its just a tweak, it should get better in... Read More

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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
See a rheumatologist: Your primary doctor for rheumatoid arthritis should be a rheumatologist. A rheumatologist can detect arthritis and prescribe the proper treatment.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Naproxen: If you have no side effects from the current dose,I recommend doubling the dose of naproxen as long as you take it with food. You could also add Tylen... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Naproxen : Not aware of a direct effect to cause joint pain but many times what is interested as spin or the indirect cause of pain in the hands is swelling whic... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Meloxicam: Although Meloxicam (Mobic) is being marketed as a COX-2 inhibitor, it is classified in the Physician's Desk Reference (PDR) as a nonselective nonstero... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Tomasello
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
See below: Not Really ! If you're having multiple joint arthralgias a thorough workup usually is preferred with a rheumatologist and there's new medication that ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lages
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology 69 years experience
Yes and maybe.: Naproxen definitely increases the risk of peptic ulcer and G.I. bleeding. It is usual to add a proton pump inhibitor such as Omeprazole to lessen the ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 45 years experience
It's all relative...: It seems to be relative to just who is taking the medicine. Ibuprofen works well with some people and has only a minimal effect with others. The same ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Yes and no: Take any one of these meds. However, never combine them.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Possibly: Non-steroidal medications like Naproxen and Ibuprofen work both as anti-inflammatory drugs in addition to analgesics (pain relievers).Acetaminophen is... Read More