A 42-year-old male asked:
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what is better as anti inflamatory, advil or aleve (naproxen) for runners? and how often can we use them without risking complications from overuse?

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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
24 years experience Family Medicine
Similar: Both advil and Aleve (naproxen) are nsaids or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Taken as directed they can can be helpful in improving muscle and joint pain. Never take these medications (or any other medication ) in higher doses or more frequently than recommeded as this can lead to ulcers, kidney failure and other problems.
Answered on Oct 8, 2018
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Dr. Frank Holmes
23 years experience Sports Medicine
Also...: Agree with dr. Vallury, but also consider that Aleve (naproxen) is longer acting than advil (~12 hours vs. 6-8). Doesn't necessarily work better but longer duration. Never take nsaids prior to long runs (>8 miles or so) because of the risk of low serum sodium and negative effects on your kidneys.
Answered on Jul 28, 2018
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either one: They both work have comparable benefit.
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Hard to say: They have comparable effectiveness with adequate dosing.

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