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What is better for back pain, aleve, advil, or tylenol (acetaminophen)?

What is better for back pain, aleve, advil, or tylenol (acetaminophen)?

It depends on the ca: You should not take these drugs without knowing thec ause of your pain.Tylenol (acetaminophen) is the safest but alleve and advil are more potent in releiving pain.But they can cause gastritis(stomach irritation)and sometimes bleeding from your stomach. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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What is best for lower back pain Advil or tylenol (acetaminophen)?

What  is best for lower back pain Advil or tylenol (acetaminophen)?

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

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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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What is better to relieve lower back pain: ibuprofin, paracetomol or voltaren (diclofenac)?

What is better to relieve lower back pain: ibuprofin, paracetomol or voltaren (diclofenac)?

Depends: Ibuprofen and voltaren (diclofenac) are related and theoretically would affect low back pain the same way. Paracetamol or Acetaminophen is less likely to work because it doesn't have anti inflammatory effects. ...Read more

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Which is better for arthritis knee pain tylenol (acetaminophen) extra or alieve?

Either: Would try tylenol (acetaminophen) first. If does not help the try aleve. Be aware that any overuse of either of these medications can have side effects. Best to discuss and be followed up by your pcp. If does not help may need injection. ...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's better for pain tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil for skinned elbow?

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

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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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Celebrex (celecoxib) or aleeve better for joint pain?

Celebrex (celecoxib) or aleeve better for joint pain?

Both should work: They are both nsaids and should work well. Different people seem to respond better to one NSAID vs another. Try both and see which works for you. ...Read more

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What can be taken for severe back pain during pregnancy besides tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) vicodin or tylenol (acetaminophen) 3?

What can be taken for severe back pain during pregnancy besides tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) vicodin or tylenol (acetaminophen) 3?

If your pain: Is that bad you should be seeing an orthopedic doctor for evaluation, and depending on the cause physical therapy can help, you should not be using tylenol (acetaminophen) #3 or vicodin without having been referred for an evaluation. ...Read more

Naproxen (Definition)

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


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Tylenol (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more