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luvtheislands 09-22-2008 09:15 AM

Aleve vs. IB Profin
 
Hey everyone. I know that Aleve is good for Arthritis and I'm not sure if IB Profin is, but in reading the ingredients of Aleve, it says that it's basically Naproxen. Didn't they have a recall on Naproxen not that long ago? Do you think plain ole IB Profin does the same thing as Aleve only safer?

ibake&pray 09-22-2008 10:08 AM

Re: Aleve vs. IB Profin
 
[COLOR="Navy"]Aleve is the shelf name for naproxen. WHich I prefer to ibuprofen. And no it hasn't been recalled. Naproxen does a better job for my case of aches and pains as it has a muscle relaxer in it with an anti inflametory. It was what the dr. gave me in prescription strength- for my back before I had my surgery. I prefer it over iburprofen.[/COLOR]

luvtheislands 09-22-2008 11:53 AM

Re: Aleve vs. IB Profin
 
[QUOTE=ibake&pray;3736972][COLOR="Navy"]Aleve is the shelf name for naproxen. WHich I prefer to ibuprofen. And no it hasn't been recalled. Naproxen does a better job for my case of aches and pains as it has a muscle relaxer in it with an anti inflametory. It was what the dr. gave me in prescription strength- for my back before I had my surgery. I prefer it over iburprofen.[/COLOR][/QUOTE]

What ingredient in the Aleve is the Muscle relaxer?

feelbad 09-23-2008 07:36 AM

Re: Aleve vs. IB Profin
 
there is no actual muscle relaxer in naproxen sodium(the nap is the ONLY listed active ingredient in it),but the mode of action works directly on inflammation. the thing i like best about aleeve myself is that you only have to dose twice a day. i practically lived on aleeve for two years while trying to hold off having to go thru all of the herniated disc crap i knew was coming at some point. aleeve managed my pain pretty well. motrin and other products like that are shorter acting and require much ore frequent dosing during the day just to try and maintain pain coverage. i personally would take aleeve any day over any type of ibuprofen,short acting product. aleeve also doesn't appear to be quite as hard on my stomach either and thats a huge plus for me since all of the standard ibu products will usually burn out my stomach after only a while of taking them. and the other poster IS very right about naproxen never ever being recalled. i am not too sure where you heard that,but it has never been taken off the shelves to my knowledge. i just feel that naproxen is a far superior product for many reasons,but thats just me. **

luvtheislands 09-23-2008 08:16 AM

Re: Aleve vs. IB Profin
 
[QUOTE=feelbad;3738034]there is no actual muscle relaxer in naproxen sodium(the nap is the ONLY listed active ingredient in it),but the mode of action works directly on inflammation. the thing i like best about aleeve myself is that you only have to dose twice a day. i practically lived on aleeve for two years while trying to hold off having to go thru all of the herniated disc crap i knew was coming at some point. aleeve managed my pain pretty well. motrin and other products like that are shorter acting and require much ore frequent dosing during the day just to try and maintain pain coverage. i personally would take aleeve any day over any type of ibuprofen,short acting product. aleeve also doesn't appear to be quite as hard on my stomach either and thats a huge plus for me since all of the standard ibu products will usually burn out my stomach after only a while of taking them. and the other poster IS very right about naproxen never ever being recalled. i am not too sure where you heard that,but it has never been taken off the shelves to my knowledge. i just feel that naproxen is a far superior product for many reasons,but thats just me. **[/QUOTE]

I read on a medical journal report that anything that has naproxen in it should not be taken for more than 10 days because studies have found that there is high risk for stroke. I think for me, I'll just stick with plain IB Profen.

aether4 09-23-2008 06:58 PM

Re: Aleve vs. IB Profin
 
All NSAIDs have cardiovascular and stroke warnings.

I've taken Aleeve, OTC strength was useless. Prescription strength Naproxen helped some, but I had to quit taking it due to it being too tough on my stomach. It is listed as one of the NSAIDs that are tougher on GI, along with aspirin.

Ibuprofen stopped working years ago, both OTC and prescription are useless to me.

I currently take Nabumetone, a prescription only NSAID. It's about as tough on the stomach as ibuprofen, only needs two doses a day, and seems to actually help inflammation.

In any case, if an OTC doesn't seem to be helping then don't take it. Get a doctor's opinion and see if there is a med appropriate that will help your inflammation. Don't take extra doses to try to help pain, NSAIDs are not painkillers - once the damage is done to an area you'll still feel pain from it till your body heals (if it can). There's lots of NSAIDs of varying strengths, and if inflammation is bad enough your doctor may have to prescribe something else entirely.

Also, don't take an NSAID on an empty stomach, ever.

feelbad 09-24-2008 07:52 AM

Re: Aleve vs. IB Profin
 
for anyone who has that horrid GI burning reaction in their stomachs from any NSAIDS they may have to take? there is an Rx med called cytotec that was made just for this reason,to keep the stomach protected from ulcer and the burning that some of us have with NSAIDS and aspirin too. i used this for years along with the 800 mg motrin way back when for leg pain. without that cytotec there would have been no way i could have taken it at all. this helped with the long term use of the aleeve i was on too. just a suggestion for the people like me who have that GI hell to deal with when taking NSAIDS. it does work amazingly well. **


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