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Information about paracetamol?

Information about paracetamol?

Medication question: Paracetamol is another name for acetaminophen. It is a drug used to control fever and in many takes away pain. Hope that helps. ...Read more

Naproxen (Definition)

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


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Is Aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen better for knee pain?

Is Aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen better for knee 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

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What is better for phlebitis...Asprin, Advil or aleve (naproxen)?

What is better for  phlebitis...Asprin, Advil or aleve (naproxen)?

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. ...Read more

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Is Advil or Aleve (naproxen) better?

Is Advil or Aleve (naproxen) better?

Pretty similar: But some people like one or the other more. ...Read more

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Tylenol (acetaminophen) vs ibuprofen for kids; any recommendations?

Depends: Ibuprofen is my preferred med. It lasts longer (isn't gives so often). I shouldn't be given < 6m due to risks of kidney irritation. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a fine med but doesn't last as long. I don't recommend alternating the two when a kid has a fever as I have never seen it work well & i respect but don't worry so much about fever. Parents should pay more attention to fluid intake when ill than temperature. ...Read more

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What is better for knee swelling, ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen)?

What is better for knee swelling, ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen)?

NSAIDS: Both are anti inflammatory medications thus both effective for swelling in the knee (or elsewhere). Main differences involve duration of benefit rather than effectiveness. ...Read more

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Advil, tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin or nuprin? Where did they go?

Advil, tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin or nuprin? Where did they go?

See below: Nuprin was continued. Nuprin, advil, and Motrin are all the same - they are brand names for ibuprofen. Tylenol is a brand name for a different but related chemical called acetaminophen. Advil, motrin, and tylenol should still be widely available. But you don't need to spend money on these brands. Just get the cheaper store generic - read the label - it will be exactly the same. ...Read more

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Excedrine migraine, tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin, and Aleve don't work for many other ideas?

Excedrine migraine, tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin, and Aleve don't work for many other ideas?

Migraine management : Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What to use for knee sprain, Advil or aleve (naproxen)?

What to use for knee sprain, Advil or aleve (naproxen)?

Equal: These two anti-inflammatory medications are equally effective. Remember also to rice ( rest, ice, compression, elevation). Compression in this case is cautious use of a brace or binder bandage. ...Read more

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Is motrin or Aleve (naproxen) better for knee pains from running?

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 more

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Which medication is better to take daily: Advil or aleve (naproxen) ?

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Which medication is better to take daily: Advil or aleve (naproxen) ?

Number of factors: Your diagnosis, clinical individual situation, level of pain or inflammation, individual risk factors, and the past experience with NSAIDs medications. For example for low back pain Advil is recommended. For TMJ inflammation Aleve (naproxen) is better. Talk to your doctor about whether you can take NSAIDs daily. ...Read more

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Does taking Aleve (naproxen) cause more bruising?

Does taking Aleve (naproxen) cause more bruising?

It could: Aleve (naproxen) is an nsaid- a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug. This class of medications can increase bleeding in the skin- thus the bruise. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Cymbalta with Relpax (eletriptan) and naproxen? on the information sheet it said not to Not sure if DR looked at my meds list

Too narrow: You're on a lot more than just those 3 drugs. You need to go to Drugs.com or WebMD or another of the MANY sites that enable you to cross-reference ALL your prescriptions and also tell you WHY you shouldn't. Often the interactions are minor. But Pfizer would rather not be sued so they may overstate the risks. Definitely make sure your doc HAS looked at your medlist. ...Read more

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Aleve (Definition)

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