12 doctors weighed in:
What over-the-counter meds are good to relieve sciatic nerve pain?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
5 doctors agree
In brief: NSAIDs vs Tylenol (acetaminophen)
Aleve and Ibuprofen area non-steroidal anti inflammatory medications that can be used to reduce pain and inflammation.
Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Acetaminophen is a anti-pyretic medication used to reduce pain and fever, however tylenol (acetaminophen) does not reduce inflammation.

In brief: NSAIDs vs Tylenol (acetaminophen)
Aleve and Ibuprofen area non-steroidal anti inflammatory medications that can be used to reduce pain and inflammation.
Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Acetaminophen is a anti-pyretic medication used to reduce pain and fever, however tylenol (acetaminophen) does not reduce inflammation.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Tung Nguyen
Neurosurgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: NSAIDs
Start with an anti-inflammatory medication such as tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, aleve.
If not successful, you might need prescription medications. Consider an evaluation by your doctor.

In brief: NSAIDs
Start with an anti-inflammatory medication such as tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, aleve.
If not successful, you might need prescription medications. Consider an evaluation by your doctor.
Dr. Tung Nguyen
Dr. Tung Nguyen
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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: NSAIDs
There are patients who find relief with otc nsaids such as Aleve (naproxen) and advil.
But you made need prescription medication if these do not work.

In brief: NSAIDs
There are patients who find relief with otc nsaids such as Aleve (naproxen) and advil.
But you made need prescription medication if these do not work.
Dr. Will Moorehead
Dr. Will Moorehead
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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: None
Sciatica is usually quite severe and there is no otc that is very effective in relieving it.
All the otc are about equal in there pain relieving abilities so you can try any of them. If they are not effective, see your doctor for an exam and referral to pain specialist for treatment.

In brief: None
Sciatica is usually quite severe and there is no otc that is very effective in relieving it.
All the otc are about equal in there pain relieving abilities so you can try any of them. If they are not effective, see your doctor for an exam and referral to pain specialist for treatment.
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
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