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Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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Which is better Advil (ibuprofen) or motrin for cramps?

Same: They are both the same meds, just different brand names for ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Can i take Advil or Aleve (naproxen) or aspirin or naproxe? Iam allergic from ibuprofen

See PCP re meds ?: Advil and Ibuprofen are the same thing so if you have a true allergy to the product then you cannot take an NSAID till cleared by an allergist. Aleve (naproxen) and Naproxen are the same product, they are also nsaids while Aspirin belongs to a different family of drugs and can also be used if deemed appropriate by your pcp. See your pcp to clarify as to what meds you can and cannot take. ...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 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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Is Advil or Aleve (naproxen) better?

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

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Which is better for menstrual cramps..Aleve (naproxen) or advil?

Either might work: Both of these are nsaids and either one might work. I would try both and pick the one that works better for you. ...Read more

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Which is better for a fever: Aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen?

Which is better for a fever: Aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen?

Both are NSAIDs: Ibuprofen is a fast acting drug, therefore much better at relieving fever. ...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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Can i take Aleve (naproxen) and aspirin for pain?

Not a good idea: I would not mix these two meds because of a significant increase in the risk of ulcers or GI bleeds with this combination. ...Read more

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Is Advil or Aleve (naproxen) better for treating delayed onset muscle soreness?

Is Advil or Aleve (naproxen) better for treating delayed onset muscle soreness?

Advil=Ibuprofen: Aleve (naproxen)=Naproxyn BOTH are NSAIDS (Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory) Medications and individual responses differ...Aleve (naproxen) is longer acting so dosage is every 8 hours (max) Advil may be give every 6 hours TRY BOTH ..see which works best FOR YOU! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Should i take ibuprofen or acetaminophen for menstrual pain?

Should i take ibuprofen or acetaminophen for menstrual pain?

Depends on you: Whichever works better for you. Many women prefer Ibuprofen for menstrual pains, so would recommend you start with that. ...Read more

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Which is better for arthritis pain relief, Aleve (naproxen) or Advil?

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

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Which is better: Aleve (naproxen) or Advil for sore throat?

Which is better: Aleve (naproxen) or Advil for sore throat?

Sore Throat: Aleve (naproxen) contains Naproxen and advil constains ibuprofen. The pain relief effects of aleve (naproxen) may last longer than advil. You really could use either one. ...Read more

Naproxen (Definition)

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


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