need a recommendation (anti-inflamatory OTC drug)

  1. need a recommendation (anti-inflamatory OTC drug)


    I am trying to heal from a strained brachialis injury. Its been nagging me for some time, so I'm just doing the usual recommendation of iceing it twice a day for 15 minutes and taking two generic aspirins twice as an anti-inflamatory.

    Is there anything better out there than just aspirin to use as a short-term anti-inflamatory.

    thanks.


  2. Aleve or Advil work well. There had been some concern regarding Naproxen (what's in Aleve) and the heart, but I believe it was exaggerated. I will use both, depending on what I have on hand. Advil, I usually dose at 800mg's, but for no more than 3 days. I can't remember what the prescription strength is. 500mg pills I think. As for Aleve, I double up on it also. Whatever the perscription strength is, can't remember though.

    Maybe the Doc will finish his afternoon golf game and give his professional opinion.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by Cuffs
    Maybe the Doc will finish his afternoon golf game and give his professional opinion.
    I could have been bowling or playing bingo for charity

    Cuffs has the right advise. Orudis works well too if you want a short acting drug (about 4hrs). It takes at least 75mg though and the OTC pills are only 12.5, so you need 6 to do it. Aleve is 220mg, I'd take 2 or 3 every 12 hrs, but plain ol' motrin 600mg (3 pills) every 8 hrs works best it seems.

  4. I take advil 2-4 pill daily for my damn tendonitis anything bad gonna happen for taking it so long?

  5. Quote Originally Posted by Buc4Life04
    I take advil 2-4 pill daily for my damn tendonitis anything bad gonna happen for taking it so long?
    How long?
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  6. Ive probabaly reached over a month by now taking advil on a constistant basis. Before that it was just whenever not daily.

  7. Oh, I thought you meant years. You probably don't have anything to worry about. Just stop as soon as you can, try not to go past 3 or 4 months of steady use. But, I've know people who have been on Advil averaging about 4 pills/day for 2+ years, and they have no adverse symptoms. However, it is popularly believed that it worsens arthritis in the long run when taken over many years.

  8. this is interesting.
    i have been taking OTC pain killers steadily for about 20 years now.
    started when i received a fractured skull after a a gang assault.
    was taking 2 to 4 acetominophen(sp) tabs daily for about 15 years.
    then when i learned that it was what was blowing out my liver i switched to aspirin, but that didn't work. so i switched off between acetomin and ibuprofin back and forth for several years. after 2, 6 month cycles of siazen i felt that my liver was finally back to normal for a man my age.
    however i still take 4 to 8 tabs of ibu a day.
    every day.

    don't know what this will hold for the future but the other option is debilitating pain in my head daily, and i would just go sit in a dark corner for an indeterminate time.

    for what it's worth i don't use any other OTC drugs regularly, and i don't drink alchohol.



    Quote Originally Posted by DR.D
    Oh, I thought
    you meant years. You probably don't have anything to worry about. Just stop as soon as you can, try not to go past 3 or 4 months of steady use. But, I've know people who have been on Advil averaging about 4 pills/day for 2+ years, and they have no adverse symptoms. However, it is popularly believed that it worsens arthritis in the long run when taken over many years.

  9. Active Release Techniques (ART) I highly suggest for nagging injuries

  10. Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix rising
    Active Release Techniques (ART) I highly suggest for nagging injuries
    agreed...it is welll worth the money. IF you find a chirpractic care along with an ART specialist you can get it covered by insurance usually.

  11. Quote Originally Posted by OmarJackson
    I am trying to heal from a strained brachialis injury. Its been nagging me for some time, so I'm just doing the usual recommendation of iceing it twice a day for 15 minutes and taking two generic aspirins twice as an anti-inflamatory.

    Is there anything better out there than just aspirin to use as a short-term anti-inflamatory.

    thanks.
    About 800mg of Ibuprophen. Man it feels great.

  12. by the way thanks for the advice guys.

    400mg 2x a day of ibuprofen and there is absolutly no pain were there once was. i'm really happy.
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