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what do you feel are the best otc arthritis pain pills?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Several choices: Alleve (naproxen), Motrin (ibuprophen), tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetomenophin)! aspirin is useful and works quick. Everyone should know that if you are using Aspirin for heart protection, ibuprophen and naproxen, block the cardioprotective effect of asa.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Ibuprofen (Motrin): or Aleve (naproxen) are the typical OTC meds for arthritis. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can also be used.
Dr. Steven Watry
General Practice 20 years experience
Topicals: Some people get good arthritis relief from topical creams and ointments such as capsaisin or bengay. Oral glucosamine helps some also..
Dr. Marius Frasie
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
IT VARIES: WHAT MAY BE OK FOR ME IT MAY NOT BE FOR YOU. SOME PATIENTS SHOULDD NOT TAKE NSAIDS SUCH AS MOTRIN OR ALEVE OR ADVIL, SOME PATIENTS SHOULD NOT TAKE TYLENOL (acetaminophen). IT DEPENDS ON OTHER MEDS YOU TAKE OR THE ATHER CONDITIONS YOU HAVE. ASK YOUR DOCTOR.

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