Re: Pain medication after root canal/extraction
Personally I think Aleve is the best - start by taking 2 and then take another in 6 hrs if pain isn't alleviated. You can safely take up to 5 or 6 a day although the package instructions tell you not to. The OTC form of naproxen is 220mg per caplet - yet when my dr prescribes the prescription strength form (aka brand name Naprosyn, generic naproxen) they are 500mg tablet taken 2-3 times a day. For me it works best with dental and body pain. If you have a sensitive stomach and are not used to taking NSAIDs eat something beforehand or when you take it.