Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

naproxen or ibuprofen for toothache

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
37 years experience Dentistry
See another dentist: Move up your appointment or see another more available dentist to avoid more severe sequeli over a holiday weekend. Most dentists accomodate emergenci ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Converse
5 years experience General Practice
Yes. Do not take!: Ibuprofen and aleve (naproxen) are both NSAIDs and taking them together can dramatically increase the risk for bleeding, ulcers, kidney failure, and e ... Read More
1
1 thank
A member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
OTC pain relief: OTC pain relievers are often not entirely effective at managing tooth pain. You may be better off calling your Dentist and asking him/her to prescrib ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fady Wadie
8 years experience Dentistry
Seek treatment: A toothache shouldn't be ignored. A dentist should check your mouth and recommend a treatment. As a temporary palliative for pain, advil or aleve (nap ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
Depends: What kind of pain do you have?
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Hard to say: They have comparable effectiveness with adequate dosing.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Taddeo
25 years experience Podiatry
They are basically : The same. One may work better than the other but make sure you take it with food so that it doesn't upset your stomach
1
1 thank
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Same: They are both the same meds, just different brand names for ibuprofen.
1
1 thank
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: All can be used at the appropriate recommended dosage.
A 89-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Both are good: Both Aleve (naproxen) and Advil (ibuprofen) are anti-inflammatory medications and either can be used to treat arthritis pain. Aleve only needs to be ... Read More
1
1 thank
A member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Some : Some of these have the active ingredient (ibuprofen). All are nsaid's and commonly, if you are allergic to one non steroidal anti-inflammatory medicat ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Probably neither: Nsaids are not really effective therapies for muscle cramps.
1
1 thank
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
None: None are all that effective. Try chloroseptic instead.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Both are NSAIDs: Ibuprofen is a fast acting drug, therefore much better at relieving fever.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Aleve (naproxen): And advil are from the same family of drugs and can irritate your stomach if you combine them. Alternate tylenol (acetaminophen) with either aleve or ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Either can help with: Discomfort.If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a strep throat test & culture. Sa ... Read More
1
1 comment
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Either: Different pain medications work differently for different patients.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
37 years experience Cardiology
Pretty similar: But some people like one or the other more.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sore Throat: Aleve (naproxen) contains Naproxen and advil constains ibuprofen. The pain relief effects of aleve (naproxen) may last longer than advil. You really ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends on the ca: You should not take these drugs without knowing thec ause of your pain.Tylenol (acetaminophen) is the safest but alleve and advil are more potent in r ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
It depends: Which ever one works best for you.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Elson
15 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Thanks for asking!: Enter answer details...
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Ibuprophen: Or even better syrup with codeine. Acetaminophen is not an anti-inflammatory drug so probably will be least effective for an inflamed throat.
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month