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Is naproxen better than hydrocodone for some types of pain

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: Naproxen is an anti-inflammatory medicine similar to over the counter motrin. Generally speaking, nsaids do a better job when there is inflammation, ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
Yes but: Yes, but only if the hydrocodone paired with Acetaminophen and not Ibuprofen or any other nonsteroidal drug.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
39 years experience Anesthesiology
Potent pain relief: The combination will produce excellent pain relief.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
16 years experience Family Medicine
Yes.: They are prescribed together frequently. Long term use of Naprosyn (naproxen) can cause GI bleeding, hypertension and renal disease.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
24 years experience Pain Management
Tylenol (acetaminophen) vs. Narcotic: Tylenol is an over the counter readily available pain medicine for mild to moderate pain. Narcotics are prescribed for more severe pain. Their mecha ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Lyrica (pregabalin) is one type of "nerve pain" medicine. There are several different types of "nerve pain" medication. You would want to increase L ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Hard to say: There are risks for both approaches. The risk of using controlled substances seems greater and I usually recommend the 800 mg advil (ibuprofen) three ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
21 years experience Anesthesiology
Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen): Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is hydrocodone/acetaminophen.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Many: Many narcotics are available that can be stronger than ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen).
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Kreiner
25 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Naproxen: Different people respond better to one anti-inflammatory over another. Ibuprofen and Naproxen are common and some people often find one more effective ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
NSAIDs: NSAIDs like ibuprofen, naproxen sodium and etodolac have slight ly different properties and side effects. Any patient may respond better to one or an ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
19 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Better pain control: NSAIDs have Better pain and inflammation control than aspirin, cut aspirin has many other benefits and some different side effects.
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamer Elbaz
24 years experience Pain Management
SSNRIs, opioids: There are several options. Selective serotonin and norepinephrine rein take inhibitors, anti depressants and opioids.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Neither: Both are pain killers and morphine depresses breat center in brain.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Combo: Usually naprosyn or Ibuprofen in combination with tylenol (acetaminophen) work well. Use prescription narcotics as needed, but make sure not to take t ... Read More
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Dr. Ketan Mody
17 years experience Sports Medicine
Two different meds: Acetaminophen is not an anti-inflammatory. It is a pain reliever and anti-pyretic (reduces fevers). Ibuprofen and Naproxen are both pain reliever ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
It depends: The answer depends on the symptoms associated with the tylenol (acetaminophen) and if the Motrin reaction extends to other nsaids (aspirin etc). True ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ritu Bhambhani
26 years experience Pain Management
Either can: These are both non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. Either one has the potential to help. There is usually inter-patient variability which mean ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Teichman
18 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Motrin: I have found Motrin to be more effective in helping with pain after bunion surgery. Motrin is classified as an NSAID (non steroidal anti inflammatory ... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Different pain meds: Ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen) is a combination of Tramadol(Ultam) is an opoid pain medication and acetaminophen(Tylenol) and is a stronger pai ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Avoid narcotics lo: You need to avoid long term narcotics. You can have your physicians have you see a rheumatologist to be certain you are getting the full casette of ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lucas Bryant
8 years experience 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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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Not causing headache: Blood pressure of 138/80 is unlikely to cause headache. New research has further documented increased coronary risk with nonsteroidal anti-inflammator ... Read More
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