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Is there anything else I can do other than Aleve (naproxen) to relieve pain from a concussion?

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Dr. Todd Thompson
Neurosurgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Tylenol (acetaminophen) is usually adequate for a post concussion headache.
I prefer it to nsaids like advil. Sometimes, i see patients with bleeding around the brain after a concussion. Advil can make this worse.

In brief: Yes

Tylenol (acetaminophen) is usually adequate for a post concussion headache.
I prefer it to nsaids like advil. Sometimes, i see patients with bleeding around the brain after a concussion. Advil can make this worse.
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Dr. Sarah Kohl
For persistent headaches prescription medications such as amatadine can be used.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

At the beginning of injury most use nsaids (naproxen, ibuprofen, etc) or acetaminophen.
For moderate to severe headaches from concussion which last 4 or more weeks other prescription medications, such as amantadine, can be used. Headaches from concussion are often worse in people who have prior history of migraines. Work with your doctor to develop a concussion treatment plan.

In brief: Yes

At the beginning of injury most use nsaids (naproxen, ibuprofen, etc) or acetaminophen.
For moderate to severe headaches from concussion which last 4 or more weeks other prescription medications, such as amantadine, can be used. Headaches from concussion are often worse in people who have prior history of migraines. Work with your doctor to develop a concussion treatment plan.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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