I have been taking 800mgs of ibuprofen for a couple of days now and it helps some but nights are bad and i still have some pain even when taking it.i want something better.
Aleve, which has a generic name of Naproxen Sodium, can be bought over the counter as you know. You can safely take a maximum of 2 tablets every 8-12 hours but not more than 5 tablets in a 24 hour period. There are a few prescription forms of this which are called Anaprox, Naprosyn, and Naprelan. These obviously have to be prescribed by a physician but are more convenient in that you don't have to take as many pills per day. The physician can then decide which dose is safe as well depending on other medical conditions you may have. Always take any of these products with food, milk or an antacid such as tums, rolaids, etc... If you have ever had any type of ulcer avoid any OTC pain relievers except Tylenol. ALL over-the-counter pain relievers except Tylenol work the same as Aleve and have the ability to worsen ulcers or other stomach conditions. This includes, but is not limited to Orudis KT, Advil, Motrin, Naproxen, Ibuprofen, Ketoprofen etc...
I hope this helps until you can reach a health care provider! There are many other prescription drugs that work the same as Aleve which may be more effective for you just to let you know! Most of which have a generic available!
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