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Aleve Or Advil For Muscle Pain
Not Advil (ibuprofen) and Alleve: These are very similar medicines, and are not recommended to be taken at the same time. (they can add up to more stomach upset, for example). I suggest you choose one or the other, perhaps with input from your doctor. You didn't name your "muscle relaxer" and there are different types, so I can't speak to that. ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
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I took Aleve (naproxen) around 11 am. This morning, it is now 4:30 pm, is it safe to take Advil. I pulled a muscle in my shoulder and damaged a rib?
NSAIDS: NSAIDs (the common over the counter anti-inflammatories) are good for muscle strains and overuse injuries. Aleve (naproxen) and Advil (ibuprofen) are common NSAIDs. Recommend you stick with one or the other. I like naproxen (Aleve) dosed 500 mg 2 times daily with food. Ibuprofen (Advil) is dosed 800 mg 3 times daily, so less convenient. Save $$ and buy naproxen (same as Aleve) but lower cost ...Read more
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
Am I allowed to take benadryl and aleve? Or no? I have bad allergies but I also have muscle pain and soreness
Yes you can: Combine both, unless you have a contraindication not to take either one, best wishes ...Read more
I have FSH Muscular dystrophy and high BP. Advil extra strength gels help with the muscle pain. Can I safely take them with the high BP?
Yes: Drink plenty of water with any NSAID. This goes double if you are hypertensive ...Read more
Ihave very high count mitochondrial antibodies and have been diagnosed with fatty liver disease. Is it ok to take aleve (naproxen) for muscle pain I'm having?
Fatty liver disease:
You should not take anything over the counter without approval from your liver disease doctor.
Most likely the answer will be "It's OK" but don't take chances. ...Read more
Been in bed all day with gastroenteritis. Stabbing chest pain on left getting worse as is severe back muscle pain. Any way to Aleve (naproxen) symptoms for rest?
I have what feels like muscle pain under my right breast that is also in my Upper back taking naproxen can I take codeine?
No. You need to see: The doctor. If your pain is not improving and starting from front going to the back your need to know what is causing the pain. Don't just take the pain pills. ...Read more
Diagnosed with TMJ pain at ER yesterday. Now noticed my lower jaw sits further left than before. Teeth don't line up. Is this normal for TMJ problems?? Taking naproxen 550 now for severe muscle pain
No it is not.:
My advise either go and see a dentist and make sure there is no problem with your joint, or go and see ENT specialist.
something is not right there, they are supposed to be symmetrical, in spite of the inflammation.
the dentist might be able to help,
discovering why, and providing mouth guard.
the ENT might be able to inject steroid in the joint for the inflammation and the pain. ...Read more
Absolutely not: If you are allergic to one, it is almost certain you are allergic to both. ...Read more
See details: The one that works best for you. ...Read more
Have a headache today. Is it safe to take an Aleve (naproxen) or Advil twice in one day, to make it go away?
If you take one Advil or Aleve (naproxen) in the morning is it safe to have wine that night with your dinner?
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I took 3 200mg Aleve (naproxen) this morning. It has been 12 hours and I'm wondering if I can now take 3 Advil? Horrible head cold pain
My son takes supplements for working out and he drinks energy drinks and takes Aleve/Advil. What would cause him to test positive for benzos?
I had a one time toradol IM shot today for rib pain. How long does this last? Any side effects I should watch for? When can I start taking Aleve/Advil
A few hours: Toradol can relieve pain for several hours (>6-8 hours on an average). You can either start taking alternate pain medicine if they have been effective in relieving your pain before or wait until you have return of your pain that needs relief and then start taking your pain pills as per your doctor's advice. ...Read more
I took one Aleve (naproxen) pill that is 220mg today around 5pm. I am wondering if it is okay to take an Advil migraine pill wich is 200mg. It is 1230am now.
Yes: Assuming no other health problem, such as kidney or stomach disease, yes. ...Read more
How long does it take to get aleve (naproxen) out of my system, I think the salt in it is causing edema. I'm taking advil right now instead. Stopped taking it sat?
No: No if it is true allergy you can not take aleve, (naproxen)as it belongs to the group of Non Stroidals. You did not describe the symptoms of the allergic reaction.anyway consult your doctor and discuss what kind of allergic symptoms you had to establish your allergy to Advil You also can not take Aspirin if you have true allergy to Advil ...Read more
Pain in the head is multifactorial.
Knowledge of the severety, frequency, duration, intensity, location, radiation, causation, family history of headache and response to medications will help your physician to determine the nature of your headache, request further tests and provide you with professional advice. ...Read more
They are similar: It is preference.Get a more detailed answer ›
Either one: Take the one which works best for you. ...Read more
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
I took Aleve (naproxen) at noon today how long do I have to wait untill I can take Advil or ibuprofen?
Meds: Depens (penicillamine) for what you are taking, also depens (penicillamine) on dose of both of them. But safest at least 8hours, best after meal. ...Read more
I take celebrex (celecoxib) with no problem. When I take aleve, advil, motrin, I break out in hives. Aren't they all nsaids? Am I alergic?
Have had a headache for 3+ days and I wake up and go to sleep with one. I take Advil. Aleve (naproxen). & none has worked. What should I do?
Headache: You should see your doctor for further evaluation ...Read more
Can I take aleve the following morning after taking Advil migraine at 745pm the night before? Is it also ok to take mucinex (guaifenesin) multi cold?
Why does aleve (naproxen) work so much better for me than advil? I was trying it and I heard its longlasting, its helping me so im not so sore all the time
I took 16 Aleve (naproxen) pills & 14 Advil pills within a 10 hour period. This was 24 hours ago & today all I had was a stomachache. Am I ok by this time?
Probably: You most likely caused extensive gastro, intestinal irritation or perhaps an ulcer. Don't know your age, but if older than 60 might have caused some kidney damage., blood tests, and stool, for blood testing will tell this. You did not say why you took these meds, but if you were trying to harm yourself, you will need mental health help, as well to, avoid any repeat episodes. ...Read more
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