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what is better for inflammation advil or aleve

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience in Neurology
Please repost: Please repost and state specifically what your “medication overuse side effects.” Also, please include the answer to your question given to you by the ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Aleve (naproxen): According to the latest research aleve (naproxen) is a better anti inflammatory agent. The maximum daily dose 1100mg. Otc 220mg 2 tabs every 12 hours.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Salsalate?: This drug is a derivative of aspirin, but does not have an effect on prostaglandin formation, and is generally safe for people with intolerance to oth ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
37 years experience in Cardiology
Pretty similar: But some people like one or the other more.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
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
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Advil: A dose of Advil lasts from 6-8 hours. You may take another dose. Aleve effect is 12 hours and I don't think you'd have a problem taking one now with f ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
NSAID: Aleve or Naproxen is an all day medication, so it is 12 hours before you take another NSAID.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Yes: It would be safe to take the medication as you described. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk an ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: You should not mix nsaids.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Menstrual cramps: Both Aleve and Advil are in the same class of medications and are felt to be effective in relieving symptoms of dysmenorrhea. Applying heat over the l ... Read More
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