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Aleve For Tooth Pain
They are basically : The same. One may work better than the other but make sure you take it with food so that it doesn't upset your stomach ...Read more
Oxaprozin: Daypro ( oxaprozin) is a Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug (NSAID) that is used to treat conditions like juvenile arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Although it may help to reduce the pain from a tooth problem - seeing a dentist is really your best bet. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Best OTC drug for lower back (waistline level) nerve pain? Aleve? Advil? Tylenol (acetaminophen)? Other?
Both are good: Both Aleve (naproxen) and Advil (ibuprofen) are anti-inflammatory medications and either can be used to treat arthritis pain. Aleve only needs to be taken 2 times per day (every 12 hours) where as Advil can be taken 3 times per day (every 8 hours). Do not take them both together but try them both separately and see which is more effective for you. ...Read more
Dentist decide: Wisdom tooth pain is best addressed by having them removed. Make a dental appointment to have them evaluated as the pain may have many different sources and the dentist can recommend the best treatment and medications for pain control. Until you get in, try taking otc ibuprofen. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Burning, achy pain behind upper wisdom tooth. Tooth is fine. Dentist says tmj. Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen) doesn't help. Can tmj cause this achiness? Miserable!
What can help severe tooth nerve pain until i can get to the dentist. Ibuprofrin and Aleve (naproxen) is not helping. Pain from tooth throbbing radiating to ear.?
Need help: There is only so much you can do for yourself. You most likely have an abscessed tooth. If you have a dentist, call him up for an antibiotic. Controlling the infection will knock the pain down. If not see urgent care or er, for medication until dentist can be seen. Do not hesitate. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Take Both: Tylenol is acetaminophen, while advil is ibuprofen. Tylenol is better at swelling, but advil will be better for pain. A study has shown that combining the two medications together will provide better pain relief than either one by itself. Take 2 advil and 1 tylenol for pain. Keep smiling. ...Read more
Other options: Darvocet is no longer an option as it has been taken off the market. There are a number of other over the counter analgesics that are available that you can try. However, the best thing for you to use would be your dentist who can diagnose your problem and provide you with options to treat and/or resolve your pain. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Both are good and : Can be used together. If you have any stomach issues, tylenol (acetaminophen) will be the better choice although advil offers an anti inflammatory effect & pain relieving effect while tylenol (acetaminophen) only works as pain reliever. Also, with any kidney disease or if you are on blood thinners, tylenol (acetaminophen) is your choice of medication. If you have liver disease, you may not be able to use either. Then check with your pcp. ...Read more
Tooth extraction : Having your wisdom teeth extracted can be quite a painful procedure. It is not uncommon for your dentist to prescribe alleve or another non-steroidal anti-inflammatory(nsaid) or possibly an analgesic such as hydrocodone to help "take the edge off" while your body slowly heals itself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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No real difference: Both are nsaids and both have the same mechanism of action. Motrin (ibuprofen) tends to be shorter acting and needs to be taken every 4-6 hours while aleve (naproxen) is longer acting and needs to be taken every 12 hours. Both will work for the knee pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer