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Is ther a time release version of Advil or Aleve?

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Posted on Fri, 25 Jul 2014
Question: Is ther a time release version of Advil or Aleve? Needed for buttock and back of the leg pain when walking. Just came on last evening and I am desperate as I am to leave on a three week trip out of the country next Friday.
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
they are sustained release versions

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

There are sustained release versions of both aleve (also known naproxen) and advil (also known as ibuprofen).

The initial dose of the delayed release version of aleve can be: 2 of the 375m once daily or one of the 750mg or 2 of the 500mg strength once daily

The dose of the sustained release ibuprofen is 2 tablets in a single dose, once daily. One tablet is 800mg

One medical study suggested that persons responded better to aleve when compared to advil so you may want to try this first if it is available to you.

They should be available over the counter at your local pharmacy.

In addition to the use of these medications, you should rest whenever possible to avoid aggravating the area. If it is an acute injury the application of ice may help.
If it is longstanding then heat pads may be more helpful to you.

There are also topical pain killers that you may want to buy to rub into the area.


I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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Is ther a time release version of Advil or Aleve?

Brief Answer: they are sustained release versions Detailed Answer: HI, thanks for using healthcare magic There are sustained release versions of both aleve (also known naproxen) and advil (also known as ibuprofen). The initial dose of the delayed release version of aleve can be: 2 of the 375m once daily or one of the 750mg or 2 of the 500mg strength once daily The dose of the sustained release ibuprofen is 2 tablets in a single dose, once daily. One tablet is 800mg One medical study suggested that persons responded better to aleve when compared to advil so you may want to try this first if it is available to you. They should be available over the counter at your local pharmacy. In addition to the use of these medications, you should rest whenever possible to avoid aggravating the area. If it is an acute injury the application of ice may help. If it is longstanding then heat pads may be more helpful to you. There are also topical pain killers that you may want to buy to rub into the area. I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions