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What Is Better For Inflammation Advil Or Aleve
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
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'm allergic to naproxen and ibuprofen is there a safe alternate for me to reduce swelling and inflamation?
I took 1 aleve this morning and want to take 2 advil as soon as possible how much time do I have to wait? By the way its for my migraine.
Absolutely not: If you are allergic to one, it is almost certain you are allergic to both. ...Read more
They are similar: It is preference.Get a more detailed answer ›
I took 400mg of Aleve 7 hours ago...my tooth/temporomandibular discomfort is back. Can I take 600mg of Advil now? (I'm 6'4 310lbs)
Yes: At your weight meds should be OK. But pain killers will only mask symptoms, not treat the cause. Please stop popping pills and call your Dentist for help. ...Read more
Either one: Take the one which works best for you. ...Read more
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
Number of factors: Your diagnosis, clinical individual situation, level of pain or inflammation, individual risk factors, and the past experience with NSAIDs medications. For example for low back pain Advil is recommended. For TMJ inflammation Aleve (naproxen) is better. Talk to your doctor about whether you can take NSAIDs daily. ...Read more
No...: If you have good kidney functions. Drink lots of water, be mindful of the meds you take so this doesn't happen again. Take care. ...Read more
Yes: That should be fine. Take them with food and you will have less of a chance to get any GI upset. ...Read more
Why mix them?: These drugs are good for 4 to 6 hours...So one can repeat them in as short as 4 hours, an average of 6 hours or it may help for as long as 8 hours. But I would not mix them unless the first one has been used in full dosages and is not working wel.. ...Read more
What is better as anti inflamatory, Advil or Aleve (naproxen) for runners? And how often can we use them without risking complications from overuse?
Also...: Agree with dr. Vallury, but also consider that Aleve (naproxen) is longer acting than advil (~12 hours vs. 6-8). Doesn't necessarily work better but longer duration. Never take nsaids prior to long runs (>8 miles or so) because of the risk of low serum sodium and negative effects on your kidneys. ...Read more
No: No if it is true allergy you can not take aleve, (naproxen)as it belongs to the group of Non Stroidals. You did not describe the symptoms of the allergic reaction.anyway consult your doctor and discuss what kind of allergic symptoms you had to establish your allergy to Advil You also can not take Aspirin if you have true allergy to Advil ...Read more
Pain in the head is multifactorial.
Knowledge of the severety, frequency, duration, intensity, location, radiation, causation, family history of headache and response to medications will help your physician to determine the nature of your headache, request further tests and provide you with professional advice. ...Read more
See details: The one that works best for you. ...Read more
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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