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Is Naproxen Strong
Is tramadol consisdered a weak or strong opioid, is it a strong pain killer? Is it as close as morphine in potency?
No longer used in US: This medication is not in the U.S. but remains throughout the rest of the world as an analgesic mostly associated with postoperative or perioperative pain relief. It comes as an IV so is considered a resonably potent type of drug for pain relief though less than narcotics since it is not a narcotic. I would agree that it would be considered to have more analgesic power than straight paracetamol ...Read more
Pain relievers: Both celebrex (celecoxib) & arcoxia are COX-2 inhibitors and are indicated for pain relief in certain medical conditions. An alternative medication: Tramadol works thru other pathways: a weak mu agonist (opioid MOA), as well as inhibiting selective serotonin and norepinephrine uptake and inhibiting NMDA receptor activity. All these may have serious SE's and should only be used under physicians orders. ...Read more
Both: Depending on the mg dose they both may be effective! Take it with food, both can cause bleeding from your stomach! We all respond sometimes differently to these drugs! If you have no other medical problems the try the max dose of one and if not effective try the other! If pain continues despite medication then you should have a thorough medical evaluation of your pain! ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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It's not so much: a matter of strength. They work differently and are used for different types of pain. Tramadol is usually prescribed for acute or temporary pain and can be taken as needed. Sometimes this is not the case, but that's generally the idea. Cymbalta is prescribed when pain is long term or chronic, and needs to be taken daily. If it's not taken as prescribed it will be much less effective. ...Read more
Tramadol: 100 mg is more likely to cause seizures than 50 mg. As a neurologist I tend to stear clear of this agent. As compared to codeine it is less likely to cause constipation. With regards to pain control it would depend on the nature / cause of the pain . I hope this is some help to you. ...Read more
Could there be harmful consequences if you take aleve (naproxen) all day strong 220mg for chronic pain in the long term (I don't have any problems with bleeding)?
Chronic NSAID use: Yes, there are potential side effects to prolonged NSAID use. Damage to your liver and kidneys, easy bruising/bleeding to name a few. Speak with your doctor about alternatives and perhaps rotate these medications in and out of your regimen from time to time. ...Read more
Naproxen or Iburofen: Naproxen is regarded by some to be 'stronger' but it might not work as well as Ibuprofen for you... Every person is different; both are non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, (nsaids) and they need to be taken with food. Try Ibuprofen 800mg 3x/day or Naproxen 500mg 2x/day both for a week and see what works best for you. Watch out for stomach upset to prevent bleeding ulders! possibly try neurontin (gabapentin)... ...Read more
Hi. Can I take either naproxen or ibuprofen with solpadol and which is the stronger of naproxen or ibuprofen ?
About the same: They are both NSAID's and will both be effective. Use whichever one is less expensive for you. ...Read more
I have IBS and dysmenorrhea which tend to make each other worse. Can i take pepto and then strong Aleve (naproxen) a couple hours later to eliminate both pains?
Yes: If the aleve (naproxen) does not bother your stomach and you don't have any history of stomach ulcers… you don't have to take pepto-bismol prior. If the pepto-bismol does alleviate any symptoms of dyspepsia from anti-inflammatories… by all means take it. Ibs is more of a functional problem with the gut then a structural problem that may be bothered by anti-inflammatories. Good luck. ...Read more
Hard to say: You'll have to try them and see which works better for you and which has less side effects. ...Read more
How much naproxen sodium a day will cas lethal or near lethal damage to me. I have ingested 4400 mg and 5000mgs of penicillin and my pain still strong?
Naproxen/penicillin?: Huh? Did you mean naproxen or penicillin? It is quite difficult to take too much of either Penicillin or naproxen. If pain is not relieved with maximal dose naproxen - about 1.5 grams per day then increasing the dose above that is unlikely to produce any further pain relief and ore likely to produce side effects such as kidney failure / damage. ...Read more
My friend took 2 500mg naproxen for pain and has felt a strong pain or tightness in her chest. What should she do??
About the same but: Everyone responds differently to these drugs. One person may respond to naproxen and not to ibuprofen and vice versa. The top doses for ibuprofen is a total of 3200 mg/day and 750 mg/day total for naproxen. You are young and have less risk of the side effects of either intestinal bleeding, decreased kidney function or elevation of your blood pressure. You need to discuss with your MD. ...Read more