A 33-year-old member asked:
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which is the best anti-inflammatory pill that i should take for knee swelling?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Best is what works: There is no such thing as a best anti-inflammatory medication as they are all fairly equal in effectiveness. Best is whatever works and doesn't cause side effects. Consult with your doctor so that he or she can take into account your specific medical history when recommending a medication.
Answered on Mar 23, 2016
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Dr. Justin Esterberg
24 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Ibuprofen, Naproxen: The over the counter antiinflammatories are ibuprofen(advil) and Naproxen (aleve). It depends on each person but these are the most commonly used/prescribed antiinflammatories. If you have fevers or chills and you knee is swollen and you have not injured it, you should go to the er to be evaluated and rule out infection.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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