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What is better for arthritis inflammation and pain?I have been taking 3250 mg of Bufferin(aspirin) and Dr. suggested Aleve (naproxen) 2 at night 2 at morning?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine
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I am hoping you meant to place the # 325mg NOT 3250! The latter would be way too high.
I would take your doctors advice as s/he is caring for you and can best deliver advice to you situation. Generally speaking aleve (naproxen) is a good medication, but as stated, this needs to be addressed with your treating Doctor. Best wishes to you.

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I am hoping you meant to place the # 325mg NOT 3250! The latter would be way too high.
I would take your doctors advice as s/he is caring for you and can best deliver advice to you situation. Generally speaking aleve (naproxen) is a good medication, but as stated, this needs to be addressed with your treating Doctor. Best wishes to you.
Dr. John Munshower
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Dr. Philip Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Aleve (naproxen)

Is an excellent choice; however, I would suggest protecting your stomach with at least 150mg of ranitidine ( Zantac) or 20-40 mg of omperaziole ( Prislosec) or Pepcid ( famotidine).

In brief: Aleve (naproxen)

Is an excellent choice; however, I would suggest protecting your stomach with at least 150mg of ranitidine ( Zantac) or 20-40 mg of omperaziole ( Prislosec) or Pepcid ( famotidine).
Dr. Philip Miller
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Dr. Nayana Trivedi
You are taking very high dose of Bufferin. Please stop and take Aleve as suggested by your MD
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