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Ben Gay vs. Ibuprofen for Arthritis

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Ben Gay

OTC
/ 15,123 posts
Other Names: Icy Hot   Tiger Balm   Salonpas   Flexall   Mineral Ice

Ibuprofen

OTC
/ 345,868 posts
Other Names: Advil   Motrin   Nurofen   Ibu   Midol
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 15,123 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Bengay, spelled Ben-Gay prior to 1995, is an analgesic heat rub used to relieve muscle and joint pain. It was developed in France by Dr. Jules Bengu , and brought to America in 1898. The name Bengu was anglicized to Bengay. It was originally produ... Read more on Wikipedia
Ibuprofen (International Nonproprietary Name) ( or from the nomenclature iso-butyl-propanoic-phenolic acid) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used for relief of symptoms of arthritis, fever, as an analgesic (pain... Read more on Wikipedia
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By omer
October 28, 2013
omer wrote
its works for me
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What patients are saying about Ben Gay + Ibuprofen + Arthritis

24 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
I finally got a referral to an arthritis doc...it's...
...lucky. I've been having pain like this since my first pregnancy in 2009-2010. My docs say hmm, just keep taking ibuprofen. I finally got a referral to an arthritis doc...it's in ...Motrin, Ben...
ibuprofen tablets. Now I've got to try Icy Hot on...
...and Ben-gay are \"feel good\" ...by overused muscles/ligaments/tendons. Vitamin I (ibuprofen) addresses the swelling, but ...better than popping ibuprofen tablets. Now I've got to try ...
is often due to inflammation and while opioids do treat pain...
Arthritis is often due to inflammation and while opioids do treat pain, they dont treat the ...explain why they dont want you to use ibuprofen? Perhaps another ...PM doc told you not to take ibu...
that happens. Alieve is suppose to be better for arthritus...
...I use tiger balm it's kinda like bengay or something and ibuprofen. Plus the heat seems to help me. I can't stand putting cold when that happens. Alieve is suppose to be better for arthritus and...
and tylenol doesn't cut it.  tylenol actually gives...
...limited ibuprophen.  Whether you're allowed is determined by your surgeon and your health pre/postop.   Never be afraid to ask.  Also ask for alternatives if ibu is forbidden and tylenol...
side to side throughout the night/each lathered with Ben Gay...
...told I have arthritis throughout my body, and obviously since that time things have worsened. Both knees keep me turning from side to side throughout the night/each lathered with Ben Gay! I, too,...
good. Time to hit the Tylenol. Guess I do have a little...
...Nap feel good. Time to hit the Tylenol. Guess I do have a little Arthritis in ...Tylenol for a while then change to Ibuprofen. GOT TO DO SOMETHING!!! I use deep heat rub. Good stuff an...
noticed lately that a lot of spoonies are taking acetominoph...
...Try ice&heat packs as you can, maybe even a soak in a tub with epsom salts to help decrease the inflammation. Take it easy on the ibuprofen. (I've noticed lately that a lot of spoonies are...
any pain relief!  Until that happens,  I know ibuprofen...
...My PCP and surgeon both said that arthritis is on co-morbidity of obesity that the surgery usually helps...and that after the weight loss, most people find they don't need any pain...
be a damaged nerve, sciatia...whatever, might be arthritis...
...take ibuprofen, rub Bengay on knee and left butt, but the ache still persists though not as bad as before. I've been told it might be a damaged nerve, sciatia...whatever, might be arthritis,...
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