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Ibuprofen For Gout Pain
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 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
Is it okay that i take prescription naproxen, meloxicam, or ibuprofen for joint pain and inflammation?
Yes and no: Take any one of these meds. However, never combine them. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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