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Is Ibuprofen And Salicylates Same As Nsaids
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
Not same: But they are similar (non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Aleve (aka naprosyn/naproxen) is taken twice a day whereas ibuprofen (aka Motrin, Advil) is a med that can be taken every 6 to 8 hours (this 3 or 4 times a day). Both drugs work by reducing the inflammatory response by the body. You should use one or the other, but not both at the same time to reduce risk of GI upset and kidney stress ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Regarding analgesic pain management, is it safe to use nsaids such as Aleve (naproxen) in conjunction with acetaminophen?
Yes: Nsaids can cause kidney and GI toxicity, Acetaminophen can cause liver toxicity. Alternating the two can minimize the dose for both classes of drug and reduce toxicity. As always, i encourage working with your doctor to optimize your pain management and medical therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it problematic to take hydrocodone, ibuprofen, and naproxen sodium or aspirin at the same time?
Yes: dangerous: Why do you need to take all of this?. Consult with your physician immediately. ...Read more
Is it safe to use ibuprofen (advil), aspirin (bayer), and acetaminophen (tylenol) at the same time?
Hard to say: You neither explain the reason for such use or the age of the patient. It is seldom a good idea to pile on OTC pain or anti-fever meds just because 1 isn't working. An office evaluation and selection of more effective agents would be the suggested plan. You wouldn't want to miss a treatable condition that would get worse while doing so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Norflex (orphenadrine) is an: antispasmotic. (Not a pain reliever). It is often taken along with other agents that relieve pain. ...Read more
Is it true that the pain killers asprin, paracetamol and ibuprofen act differently and can be taken concurrently?
Multiple painkillers: It is true that these drugs act differently ad can be used concurrently. However they should be used in a step wise approach (add the second and third drug if pain control has not been achieved). Please exercise caution as aspirin and ibrufen can cause gastric irritation and should not be used together in high dose or for long periods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
NSAIDs: NSAIDs like ibuprofen, naproxen sodium and etodolac have slight ly different properties and side effects. Any patient may respond better to one or another - see which works best for you in. terms of how often you can take the drug and what side effects like stomach upset you experience. Good luck. ...Read more
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