A 51-year-old male asked:
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what is better for phlebitis...asprin, advil or aleve (naproxen)?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: All can be used at the appropriate recommended dosage.
Answered on Nov 2, 2012
Dr. Gregory Spitz
36 years experience Vascular Surgery
Any antiinflammatory: Any anti inflammatory that is best tolerated by the patient will help phlebitis symptoms. However treatment by a qualified specialist for the underlying reason would be best.
Answered on Nov 9, 2012
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Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience Phlebology
That depends: There are two types of phlebitis deep vein phlebitis or DVT and superficial phlebitis. I think your question is about superficial phlebitis, which can be treated with anti inflammatory medication like advil , or my favorite aleve (naproxen). Dvt or deep vein phlebitis [aka thrombosis] should be treated with blood thinners.
Answered on Mar 21, 2017
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Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
All work.: There is no best medication for superficial phlebitis. Any antiinflammatory that is tolerated by the patient is acceptable. The type ordered is usually determined by the physician's training and experience. I prefer advil, (ibuprofen) Motrin or naproxyn. Wet heat to the area also helps and an evaluation by a vein specialist would also be recommended.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014

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