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is aleve the same as naproxen

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Question unclear: Naproxyn, like other similar compounds may produce abdominal pain and upper GI bleeding, and can predispose to cardiovascular events which can be life ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Same med: They are the same thing. Please adher to daily maximum dosage recommendations.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: However, that is the maximum dose of Naproxen you should take in a day.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
31 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Not likely: No but you should protect your stomach with food.
A female asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
11 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
YES: Yes, same medication. Motrin is a brand name, ibuprofen is a generic name.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashish Shanbhag
27 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No: Both are antiinflammatory medications but different ones.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
16 years experience in Anesthesiology
Motrin & Aleve (naproxen): No. Motrin is ibuprofen. Aleve is naproxen. They are both NSAIDs and act in a similiar manner. Naproxen may cause more stomach issues.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
NSAID's: Both are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) but they are not the same medication.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
29 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Ibuprofen and salicylates such as Aspirin are all nsaids.
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soroosh Armandi
15 years experience in Anti-Aging Medicine
Yes: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is the brand name and Acetaminophen is the generic name!
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: They are in the same class of drugs but they are not the same thing.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Samething: Ibuprofen...different brands
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: Aleve (naproxen) does not have the same degree of antiplatelet effects as low dose aspirin.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience in Podiatry
Yes: dangerous: Why do you need to take all of this?. Consult with your physician immediately.
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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.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
no: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a pain relieving compound with no anti-inflammatory activity. Aspirin (asa) is also a pain reliever but does have anti-inf ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Yes!
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
No: Vicoprofen (hydrocodone and ibuprofen) is Ibuprofen mixed with hydrocondone.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience in Pain Management
Yes: Ultram is a brand name for tramadol.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aimee Barton
22 years experience in Pediatrics
Technically, yes: Aleve (naproxen) contains naprosen, and excedrin contains acetominiphen, two different classes of pain relievers. However, it often takes at least an ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No: Lortab is hydrocodone and Acetaminophen and is a narcotic pain reliever. Relafan (nabumetone) is an non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Why?: Any one of these medications is sufficient for pain relief. If you are taking low dose Aspirin for cardiac health, you may take Acetaminophen for pai ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maxim Tyorkin
20 years experience in Sports Medicine
Yes: Aleve (naproxen) is a non steroidal anti inflammatory and is commonly prescribed along with muscle relaxers for muscle injury and spasm.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lucas Bryant
8 years experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
Not the same: Hi Lucy, Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen do not work the same and the doses do not compare. The amount of pain they reduce will depend on the i ... Read More
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