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Do Advil (ibuprofen) and motrin work as bursitis treatment, or would one usually have to get prescription meds from his doctor?

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In brief: They may

If you take twice the over the counter dose they may work- that is almost the same as the prescription dose.
Ice helps as well.

In brief: They may

If you take twice the over the counter dose they may work- that is almost the same as the prescription dose.
Ice helps as well.
Dr. Arnold Friedman
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: YES

Bursitis can be treated with anti-inflammatories such as advil (ibuprofen) or motrin.
If those do not help, prescription drugs and injections into the joints that have the bursitis may be needed, i will use over the counter anti-inflammatories at maximum dosages first before i become more aggressive in the treatment of bursitis.

In brief: YES

Bursitis can be treated with anti-inflammatories such as advil (ibuprofen) or motrin.
If those do not help, prescription drugs and injections into the joints that have the bursitis may be needed, i will use over the counter anti-inflammatories at maximum dosages first before i become more aggressive in the treatment of bursitis.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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