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Doctor insights on: What Is Better For Inflammation Advil Or Aleve

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Can’t take Aleve & Advil for inflammation/pain anymore due to medication overuse side effects. What can I replace with while also taking Cymbalta?

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 (Definition)

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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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?

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?

Aleve (naproxen): According to the latest research aleve (naproxen) is a better anti inflammatory agent.
The maximum daily dose 1100mg.
Otc 220mg 2 tabs every 12 hours. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to naproxen and ibuprofen is there a safe alternate for me to reduce swelling and inflamation?

I'm allergic to naproxen and ibuprofen is there a safe alternate for me to reduce swelling and inflamation?

Salsalate?: This drug is a derivative of aspirin, but does not have an effect on prostaglandin formation, and is generally safe for people with intolerance to other nsaids. It also does not hurt the stomach. Ask your doctor about it! ...Read more

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Is Advil or Aleve (naproxen) better?

Is Advil or Aleve (naproxen) better?

Pretty similar: But some people like one or the other more. ...Read more

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Alternating Advil with aleve, (naproxen) is that okay?

Alternating Advil with aleve, (naproxen) is that okay?

Not really: I never encourage the use of 2 different nsaids at the same time. There is absolutely no advantage to alternating these 2 drugs. Stick with one and you will get better results. ...Read more

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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.

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.

By the way:: Don't mix NSAIDS, I suggest Aleve only at a dose of 2 tab initially and then 1-2 tab every 8 hrs on a full stomach. If tot relieved within 12 hrs, you will need prescription medicine and you should be seen by your PCP. ...Read more

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If I have an allergy to Advil can I taje aleve (naproxen)?

If I have an allergy to Advil can I taje aleve (naproxen)?

Absolutely not: If you are allergic to one, it is almost certain you are allergic to both. ...Read more

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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

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What is better for phlebitis...Asprin, Advil or aleve (naproxen)?

What is better for phlebitis...Asprin, Advil or aleve (naproxen)?

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

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Which is better for menstrual cramps. Aleve (naproxen) or advil?

Either might work: Both of these are nsaids and either one might work. I would try both and pick the one that works better for you. ...Read more

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Can I take Aleve (naproxen) before Advil wears off?

Avoid mixing: Neither metaphors nor nsaids should be mixed. Use one or the other. ...Read more

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Which medication is better to take daily: Advil or aleve (naproxen)?

Which medication is better to take daily: Advil or aleve (naproxen)?

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

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Am I in danger if I took Aleve (naproxen) 2 hours after 200mg of advil?

Am I in danger if I took Aleve (naproxen) 2 hours after 200mg of advil?

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

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How long am I suppose to wait to take Aleve (naproxen) after taking advil?

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

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What is better as anti inflamatory, Advil or Aleve (naproxen) for runners? And how often can we use them without risking complications from overuse?

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

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What is the difference between Aleve, (naproxen) Advil and Excedrin?

What is the difference between Aleve, (naproxen) Advil and Excedrin?

See details: Aleve (naproxen) (baproxen) and Advil (ibuprofen) are nonsteroudal antiinflammatory agents that also act as pain relievers. Excedrin has no antiinflammatory properties. ...Read more

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I had a reaction to advil can I take aleve (naproxen)? rear

I had a reaction to advil can I take aleve (naproxen)? rear

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

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My head always seems to hurt. I took Advil and aleve, (naproxen) hoping it would work. Will it?

My head always seems to hurt. I took Advil and aleve, (naproxen) hoping it would work. Will it?

See below: 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

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What to use for knee sprain, Advil or aleve (naproxen)?

What to use for knee sprain, Advil or aleve (naproxen)?

Equal: These two anti-inflammatory medications are equally effective. Remember also to rice (rest, ice, compression, elevation). Compression in this case is cautious use of a brace or binder bandage. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

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


Naproxen (Definition)

Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It inhibits cyclooxygenase thus reducing ...Read more