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How long could i take the max dose of Aleve (naproxen) for maximal anti-inflammatory effectiveness. 1100mg per day, OTC 3 tabs q12hs?

How long could i take the max dose of Aleve (naproxen) for maximal anti-inflammatory effectiveness. 1100mg per day, OTC 3 tabs q12hs?

Several weeks: You don't need the max dose to get the max effect. If used to relieve symptoms of arthritis 2 tab bid time contingent or around the clock. You also get the analgesic benefit for mild to moderate pain. Take in consideration that you may experience serious side effects during treatment with this medicine. Make sure that your doctor check your progress at regular visits. ...Read more

Antiinflammatory (Definition)

Inflammation is a condition of swelling that may or may not be associated with pain. Anti-inflammatory are medications that block the cause of this condition. Medications include ibuprofen, naproxen, and celecoxib. Steroids (cortisone) are ...Read more


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How bad is taking aleve, (naproxen)anti inflammatories, 440-660mgdaily..as long as I'm drinking a lot of water and eating normal (athlete)?

How bad is taking aleve, (naproxen)anti inflammatories, 440-660mgdaily..as long as I'm drinking  a lot of water and eating normal (athlete)?

Not recommended: Taking anti-inflammatory medications every day is not recommended. All anti-inflammatory medications can irritate the stomach and cause ulcers in some people. They can also damage the kidneys. It is best to try to relieve joint pains with physical therapy and only use medications occasionally. ...Read more

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Should I worry that ALP is 127 with normal being 39-117? I take anti- inflammatory meds (Advil, Naproxen, Meloxicam) for knees that swell/pain.

Should I worry that ALP is 127 with normal being 39-117? I take anti- inflammatory meds (Advil, Naproxen, Meloxicam) for knees that swell/pain.

May need followup: Alkaline phosphatase can be of both bony and liver origin, so your doctor may do follow-up. NSAIDS have been studied for effect on ALP and found not to be associated. Your underlying disorder might be. ...Read more

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Naproxen 500mg, mobic (meloxicam) 7.5mg, acroxia 90mg n celebrex 200mg. Which one doesn't cause anxiety n more effective as anti-inflammatory for joint/ muscle?

Naproxen 500mg,  mobic (meloxicam) 7.5mg, acroxia 90mg n celebrex 200mg. Which one doesn't cause anxiety n more effective as anti-inflammatory for joint/ muscle?

Personal Choice: Acroxia is not available in my country, so i can't answer there. For the others, different people have different results and what you end up loving your brother or sister might hate. There is no way to know in advance, just have to try and see! anxiety if very unusual with all of these. ...Read more

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Can I take Alleve as anti-inflammatory for my foot ligament strain plus Tylenol for pain at same time? I also have diclophenac script I have on hand in case of back pain 75mg and could take that if you think that is better. Can I still take Tylenol?

Can I take Alleve as anti-inflammatory for my foot ligament strain plus Tylenol for pain at same time? I also have diclophenac script I have on hand in case of back pain 75mg and could take that if you think that is better. Can I still take Tylenol?

Yes: you can take Alleve (a "NSAID") with TYLENOL (acetaminophen) since the two are unrelated. There is no advantage to diclophenac over Alleve and its a lot more expensive. BTW DO NOT "mix" diclophenac and Alleve!!!! Hope this helps!\ Dr Z ...Read more

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What are some anti inflammatory foods?

What are some anti inflammatory foods?

Foods anti-inflamm: The right balance of omega-3 fish oils or choices in vegetables, like flax seed oil, is anti-inflammatory by changing membrane prostaglandin signaling. Turmeric, green tea, small berries with least sweetness, and many foods that are anti-oxidant also have anti-inflamm action. Eat color. Kelp, certain mushrooms, and in general a diet with healthy fat and leaner protein with less refined cho. ...Read more

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Which herbs have anti-inflammatory properties?

Tumeric............: Tumeric high in curcuminoids is the highest on my list. ...Read more

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Are there any effective anti-inflammatory foods?

Are there any effective anti-inflammatory foods?

For what in what way: In general, inflamation refers to the activity of antibody proteins & white blood cells. Digestion is a process of breaking large molecules into small fragments so as to prevent intact absorption & minimize ability of food to alter our internal control signaling. Thus most seem to have little impact. However, high sugar foods commonly worsen lipoproteins & LDL drives artery disease; best avoid. ...Read more

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Which is the preferred anti-inflammatory medicine that there is ?

Which is the preferred anti-inflammatory medicine that there is ?

Depends on indicatio: It depends what the indications are and what you are treating.But as a general rule in my opinion different preparations of corticosteroids are the most effective anti-infkammatory drugs and can be used in different doses for different conditions, and have to be prescribed by a physician. ...Read more

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Is gold an anti-inflammatory?

Certain preparations: Gold by itself is not anti-inflammatory. Gold preparations such as gold sodium thiomalate and aurothioglucose were used for almost 75 years to treat rheumatoid arthritis, often with major benefit but also some pretty serious side effects. They have been replaced by safer and more effective drugs available today. ...Read more

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Does benzonatate have anti inflammatory?

No: It is used to suppress the cough reflex n the lungs and air-passages. ...Read more

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What anti inflammatory are good at 37 weeks?

Ones that OB suggest: I don't know why you need to take an anti-inflammatory, but your present OB MD may have a recommendation if a call is placed to him/her. Because you are 37 weeks pregnant, it is important that your medical advice come from that one source. ...Read more

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Do statins like liptor also have anti inflammatory benefits ?

Yes: and they stabilize unstable (vulnerable) arterial plaques. They also have side effects that could be serious. Do not start any without MD advise! ...Read more

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Hello, What type of anti-inflammatory is easier on the liver?

Hello,  What type of anti-inflammatory is easier on the liver?

NSAIDs: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) which is a large class of medications including, ibuprofen, naproxen, Celebrex, (celecoxib) Voltaren, Toradol, etc., etc., are primarily metabolized by the kidney and although high doses of these medications can cause kidney damage; these drugs not generally known to cause any liver problems. The liver is more commonly affected by acetaminophen and/or narcotics. ...Read more

Naproxen (Definition)

Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It inhibits cyclooxygenase thus reducing ...Read more


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