• sean sean
    October 27, 2012
    Is Advil or Aleve better for arthritis?
    sean sean
    October 27, 2012

    What is better for arthritis pain, advil or aleve? Which one lasts longer?



  • Christina Lasich, MD
    Health Pro
    October 30, 2012
    Christina Lasich, MD
    Health Pro
    October 30, 2012

    Both ibuprofen (Advil) and naproxen sodium (aleve) are non-steroidal antiinflammatory medications (NSAID). All NSAIDs work about the same and are equally effective. Some people might notice some differences; thus, in order to find out which one works best for you, try one for a week and then try the other one. Taking any anti-inflammatory medication for two weeks consistantly usually helps relieve the pain and put the fire out.


    To read more about the myths surrounding the Anti-Inflammatory medications check out my article on the Chronic Pain site:



    7 Surprising Facts About Arthritis



    Dr. Christina Lasich, MD


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