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Safest for osteoarthritis: buffered aspirin, ultracet, (tramdol and acetaminophen) or naproxen?

Safest for osteoarthritis: buffered aspirin, ultracet, (tramdol and acetaminophen) or naproxen?

Naproxen.: I'd choose naproxen for (1) ease of dosing, (2) less stomach toxicity, (3) no addictive potential and ultimately (4) because it works well. ...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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How many Aleve equal Anaprox (naproxen)?

How many Aleve equal Anaprox (naproxen)?

Naproxen sodium: Aleve is a consumer brand of generic naproxen sodium while Anaprox is a prescription brand of generic naproxen sodium. Anaprox 275mg of naproxen sodium is equivalent to 250mg naproxen while Aleve 220mg of naproxen sodium is equivalent to 200mg naproxen. You won't find an exact match unless you count 5 Aleve or 4 Anaprox but that's way too much to take at once. ...Read more

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Is Advil or Aleve (naproxen) better?

Is Advil or Aleve (naproxen) better?

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

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How many aleve OTC equal a anaprox (naproxen)?

See below: One tablet (220mg of naproxen sodium) of Aleve contains 200 mg of naproxen which is the active ingredient. An Anaprox tablet (275 mg naproxen sodium) contains 250 mg of naproxen, therefore 1 tablet of Anaprox is equivalent to 1 &ΒΌ (1.25) tablets of Aleve. ...Read more

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Advil (ibuprofen) vs toradol, which is better?

Advil (ibuprofen) vs toradol, which is better?

See below: Advil (ibuprofen) is otc and toradol is prescription. Toradol is much stronger than advil (ibuprofen) but has more possible side effects. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Mixing ibuprofen, Aleve (naproxen) and/or Midol interchangeably?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Mixing ibuprofen, Aleve (naproxen) and/or Midol interchangeably?

Yes, you can: However, always talk to your doctor before starting any new prescription or over-the-counter medication. ...Read more

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Is naproxen sodium the same prescription as ibuprofen?

NSAID's: Both are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) but they are not the same medication. ...Read more

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Alternating Advil with aleve, (naproxen) is that okay?

Alternating Advil with aleve, (naproxen) is that okay?

not really: I never encourage the use of 2 different nsaids at the same time. There is absolutely no advantage to alternating these 2 drugs. Stick with one and you will get better results. ...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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Can Aleve (naproxen) be taken withmeloxicam 15 mg for osteoarthritis?

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Can Aleve (naproxen) be taken withmeloxicam 15 mg for osteoarthritis?

No: It is not recommended to take multiple nsaids together. There is no need or indication to take them together. Please discuss with your doctor for more guidance. ...Read more

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Motrin Aleve or celebrex (celecoxib) for arthritis, which is better?

Motrin Aleve or celebrex (celecoxib) for arthritis, which is better?

Celebrex (celecoxib): Because the chances to develop gastric discomfort/pain with Celebrex (celecoxib) is much lower and also because you can take it once or twice a day only, Celebrex (celecoxib) would be better. ...Read more

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Is toradol worse than naprosyn (naproxen)?

Is toradol worse than naprosyn (naproxen)?

Toradol: Both are nsaid's and so have the same warnings. Toradol has additional warning on long term use (more than 5-10 days continuously) and its effects on the kidney. ...Read more

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Naproxen (Definition)

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


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Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more