A female asked:

I took aleve (naproxen) around 11 am. this morning, it is now 4:30 pm, is it safe to take advil. i pulled a muscle in my shoulder and damaged a rib?

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Dr. Sean Kearney
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
NSAIDS: NSAIDs (the common over the counter anti-inflammatories) are good for muscle strains and overuse injuries. Aleve (naproxen) and Advil (ibuprofen) are common NSAIDs. Recommend you stick with one or the other. I like naproxen (Aleve) dosed 500 mg 2 times daily with food. Ibuprofen (Advil) is dosed 800 mg 3 times daily, so less convenient. Save $$ and buy naproxen (same as Aleve) but lower cost
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Last updated Jun 19, 2019


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