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Is Advil (ibuprofen) like asprin?

Is Advil (ibuprofen) like asprin?

Advil (ibuprofen): Advil (ibuprofen) and Aspirin are both nonsteroidal antiinflammatory agents. They are not related chemical compounds however. ...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 Advil (ibuprofen) an antihistimine?

Is Advil (ibuprofen) an  antihistimine?

No: It's considered and NSAID (non steroidal anti inflammatory) that works for pain, fever, and inflammation. ...Read more

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Is Advil or Aleve (naproxen) better?

Pretty similar: But some people like one or the other more. ...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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Mixing Advil (ibuprofen) and motrin, is this okay?

Same med: Since they are the same drug (just different brand names), max dosing is to be watched. 800 mg every 6-8 hours is max for a full sized adult. ...Read more

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Is mobic any stronger than tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve?

Is mobic any stronger than tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve?

Depends on patient: Mobic (meloxicam) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent (nsiad). Aleve (naproxen) is also an nsaid. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not an anti-inflammatory medicine. Mobic lasts longer and in most cases needs to be taken once daily. Patients react differently to nsaids. So the efficacy frequently is patient dependent. ...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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Is meclomen (meclofenamate) related to Advil and motrin?

Is meclomen (meclofenamate) related to Advil and motrin?

Similar: Meclomen (meclofenamate) is considered a nonsteroidal medication which is the type of medication that both advil and Motrin are. They all have similar side effects including possible heart problems, GI irritation including gastritis and ulcers and potential kidney disease.These are the more severe potential risks. ...Read more

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Is tylenol (acetaminophen) considered an aspirin?

Is tylenol (acetaminophen) considered an aspirin?

No, acetaminophen: Tylenol is the most widely promoted & purchased brand of acetaminophen, see: http://www.rxlist.com/tylenol-drug.htm, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tylenol, http://courses.chem.psu.edu/chem36/Chem36H/IndivExpt1/461%20Acetaminophen.pdf & http://fp.ucalgary.ca/FMResidentSecure/Articles/acetaminophen[2].pdf for a variety of information on th acetaminophen molecule. ...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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Naproxen same as advil (ibuprofen)?

Naproxen same as advil (ibuprofen)?

Yes: Naproxen is the generic name for the drug found in aleve (naproxen). Advil and Motrin are forms of ibuprofen. Both drugs are non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and should not be used together. ...Read more

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Can stevens-johnson syndrome be a side effect of ibuprophen or Advil (ibuprofen) / motrin?

Can stevens-johnson syndrome be a side effect of ibuprophen or Advil (ibuprofen) / motrin?

Yes: There are reports of childrens Motrin being assocociated with steven johnson syndrome. See http://www.Skinassn.Org/ for more information. ...Read more

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