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I'm taking vicodin for a bone fracture and having some nasty side effects. Would ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) be better alternatives?
Are there any other alternatives to alleviate pain after bunionectomy? Oxycodone is not working. Am trying Aleve (naproxen) at the moment.
Ask your surgeon: It is normal to have pain the first day following bunion surgery. Try to avoid excessive medication. Rest the foot. Elevate the foot, ice the foot. Take it easy. Taking oral anti-inflammatory medication with the pain medication will usually be helpful. Ask you surgeon what he or she feels is right for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've took iburephen and naproxen for years now if i take it i get internal bleeding. Told i was allergic. Why now? Wat to use as alternative?
Given the recent findings about naproxen and cox 2 inhibitors, is ginger a safe alternative for pain? What are any heart risks?
Ginger: Ginger is effective for nausea - it has no beneficial or harmful effects on the heart and no activity in relieving pain. Here is what the National Institutes of Health has to say about ginger: http://nccam.nih.gov/health/ginger To treat arthritis, short acting NSAIDs are a reasonable trade-off. Use ibuprofen in the smallest dose that helps you. What benefit is there of living to 100 but miserable? ...Read more
My wife has developed a sudden allergy to nsaids and can no longer take naproxen, ponstan etc for severe period pain. Are there alternatives?
Acetaminophen: Acetaminophen is available over the counter. Other pain medications will require a prescription. Consider using a birth control method to suppress periods. If she does not have periods then the pain will not come. Birth control pills, nuvaring, the depoprovera shot and Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are all options. ...Read more
I would like alternatives to my present prescription medication that is not working. At the present, the va doctor has me on 5mg oxycodone (x2 three times per day), 10mg cyclobenzaprine (two per day), & 500mg naproxen (1 per day). I have spinal degenerati
I'm about to have my impacted wisdom tooth extracted. What alternative "pain killer" drug can I take as I am allergic to aspirin/naproxen?
Well : Usually this is OK to do once.When taking more than the over the counter dose consult a physician in person you can do a Healthtap visit and get specific advice ...Read more