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

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

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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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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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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Is Diclofenac, Meloxicam, or Indomethacin, better for chronic osteoarthritis, and back pain?

Is Diclofenac, Meloxicam, or Indomethacin, better for chronic osteoarthritis, and back pain?

Efficacy : Which one is best is a matter of which one works better for you. Osteoarthritis is a wear and tear condition, where you may or may not have a component of inflammation. If inflammation is present, any of them may help. ...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 the pain reliever for gouty arthritis?

What is the pain reliever for gouty arthritis?

Depends: One can take an antiinflammatory to reduce the. Inflammation i n an acute attack. Examples are indocin, or naprosyn. But, if arthritis has already set in, then tylenol (acetaminophen) may work. The idea is to control the gout so repeated attacks and arthritis does not set in. Keep in mind pain from an attack does not mean necessarily that arthritis has set in. ...Read more

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

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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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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Would indocin (indomethacin) be better than ibuprofen, diclofenac, or meloxicam, for pain relief in moderate to severe oa in knee, and spine? Thanks!

Not really: All of those are anti-inflammatory medications. One may work better for one person and not the other. Which ever one gives you the best relief is what you should use. Remember all of them can cause stomach and kidney problems if used excessively. Use the minimum amount necessary and if you use them frequently be sure to let your doctor know. ...Read more

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Is naproxen a pain medicine? For any pain?

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Is naproxen a pain medicine? For any pain?

Of course: Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve pain and inflammation. ...Read more

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What's better for pain tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil for skinned elbow?

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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Is Advil (ibuprofen) good for bursitis?

Sometimes: Nsaids such as advil (ibuprofen) will occasionally help for bursitis. It may depend on the bursa involved and the severity of the involvement. ...Read more

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Kidney pain advil (ibuprofen)?

Advil (ibuprofen) for renal pain: It woud be better if you find the cause of your pain, rather than blindly taking advil (ibuprofen) for it. Advil (ibuprofen) can cause acute renal failure, reversed by stopping it. Advil (ibuprofen) may also aggravate any hypertension you may have. See a urologist to find out if you have kidney pain and what is causing it. Your treatment plan can then be formulated and perhaps you will be able to get rid of it. ...Read more

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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

Big Toe Pain (Definition)

A description of a discomforting feeling in or around the area of the big or great toe. This pain may sometimes be accompanied with swelling, redness or ...Read more


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Gout (Definition)

A form of arthritis characterized by severe pain, redness, ...Read more