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Motrin Vs Aleve
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 2 more doctor answers
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
What can I do for now to try to reduce the swelling in my arm? I'm already taking motrin and Aleve for pain.
No real difference: Both are nsaids and both have the same mechanism of action. Motrin (ibuprofen) tends to be shorter acting and needs to be taken every 4-6 hours while aleve (naproxen) is longer acting and needs to be taken every 12 hours. Both will work for the knee pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer