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Is motrin or Aleve (naproxen) better for knee pains from running?

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Dr. Robert Levine
Orthopedic Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: No real difference

Both are nsaids and both have the same mechanism of action.
Motrin (ibuprofen) tends to be shorter acting and needs to be taken every 4-6 hours while aleve (naproxen) is longer acting and needs to be taken every 12 hours. Both will work for the knee pain.

In brief: No real difference

Both are nsaids and both have the same mechanism of action.
Motrin (ibuprofen) tends to be shorter acting and needs to be taken every 4-6 hours while aleve (naproxen) is longer acting and needs to be taken every 12 hours. Both will work for the knee pain.
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Dr. Michael Pushkarewicz
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Varies by person

Motrin, Aleve or tylenol (acetaminophen) might work best depending on the individual.

In brief: Varies by person

Motrin, Aleve or tylenol (acetaminophen) might work best depending on the individual.
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