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Is Aleve Good For Inflammation
Can’t take Aleve & Advil for inflammation/pain anymore due to medication overuse side effects. What can I replace with while also taking Cymbalta?
Please repost: Please repost and state specifically what your “medication overuse side effects.” Also, please include the answer to your question given to you by the clinician who prescribed the Cymbalta; or, if you haven’t asked that person this question, please state why not, as (s)he would seem to be the natural person to ask. ...Read more
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
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Swelling and inflammation in the back of my neck, from hurting it. How to relieve those symptoms at home? I've been taking Aleve (naproxen) and using ice.
Which nsaid has better anti-inflammation properties! Advil or aleve (naproxen)? What is the max dose I should take of either, for anti-inflammation benefits?
I have been diagnosed with moderate inflammation in my shoulder post rotator cuff surgery. Can I take 4 Aleve (naproxen) a day for a week to reduce inflammation?
Yes: Take 2 tablets twice daily with breakfast and supper. ...Read more
My Physical Therapist diagnosed me with shoulder impingement and suggested I take Aleve (naproxen) for 7-10 days to reduce inflammation. However he didn't menti?
Doc recomm Naproxen 500 mg 2x day to treat my tendonitis (inflammation.) Worried that bottle says health risk for women of childbearing yrs. Worry?
Only if pregnant: Naproxen is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory which should be taken with food for short period of time for pain/inflammation. Short term, there should be no contra-indications if taken as directed. Of cause, the cause of the inflammation must be addressed. Lastly, your overall health should be good and there should be no interactions if you are on other medications. ...Read more
I need to take naproxen sodium 220 mg 2x a day for 2 wks to treat inflammation due to tendonitis. Should I worry it will permanently affect fertility?
Naproxen & Fertility:
Hello. It should not permanent hamper your fertility especially taking it for two weeks. Much more of an issue for ladies taking this chronically.
WHILE you are on naproxen, your fertility probability is lower. Remove that variable by discontinuing naproxen following resolution of tendonitis. ...Read more
I'm 39 years old & I have to take Naproxen Sodium 550mg 2 x a day for inflammation. Is there a safe window that I can breastfeed my insistent 2yr old?
Computer work causing muscle inflammation. Physical therapy & Naproxen just ordered. Considering stopping all supplements. Thoughts?
Muscle relaxant?: More to do with your posture during work as well as taking few breaks. In the mean time, consider going to an urgent care center or primary to be evaluated for muscle relaxants as well as other therapeutic modalities. If your symptoms last more than 4 weeks, seek your primary for any imaging to be done. ...Read more
Which is better: Naproxen or Voltaren (diclofenac) for trigger finger (thumb) treatment? Want least side effects but effective inflammation treatment.
Naproxen v Voltaren (diclofenac): That's like asking if Batman is better than Superman! Both Naproxen & Voltaren (diclofenac) are NSAIDs. For that matter, so is Ibuprofen. It's just that Naproxen & Ibuprofen are available w/o prescription in States whereas Voltaren (diclofenac) requires prescription. Because they're all NSAIDs, they function exactly the same. For each drug, risk & benefit varies depending upon dose. In the end, only you can decide which 4u ...Read more
Daughter has ankle tendinitis. Doctor says to take NSAIDS for pain/inflammation. How long can she take naproxen twice a day? Risks? 20 yo/190 lbs.
Naproxen & Ankle Ten:
Not recommended to take it chronically on a daily basis because of kidney deterioration. She should hopefully only need Naproxen for less than 2-4 weeks in order to treat acute ankle tendonitis. She can discontinue Naproxen abruptly without any side effects.
Voltaren gel (diclofenac) is a topical NSAID that would be even better for your daughter's ankle. Apply directly to the source of pain. ...Read more
Can Macrobid I'm taking for a UTI help a possible toe infection? Doc thinks it's just inflammed, but Aleve (naproxen) isn't working!
No: It has no value for that issue. ...Read more
Yes.: They may cause an increased risk of bleeding and decreased clotting though. Caution is advised. ...Read more
I'm allergic to naproxen and ibuprofen is there a safe alternate for me to reduce swelling and inflamation?
Been taking 4 Aleve (naproxen) a day for many many years. What is a good titration schedule to go off of it, to help avoid rebound headaches?
Which of these 3 does the most good, with the least damage to the stomach? Tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, or aleve?
I have tendonitis in my arms near my elbow. Besides icing, what are good ways to take away tendonitis pains after a workout? Should Aleve (naproxen) help?
REST for Tendonitis:
If you have tendonitis you will not heal if you do not give it enough time to rest. Working out or continuing any regular repetitive motions will lead to ongoing trauma and not allow the tissue to heal.
You may do well with physical therapy. And, with rest, if you still are not healing you may need to put the arm in a sling for one to two weeks.
Rest the injured tissue. ...Read more
Having bad period back pain... Took naproxen an hour ago but hasn't done a thing... What are some good ways to relieve the pain? Thank you :)
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