Ibuprofen vs Naproxen Sodium for Cramping

Ibuprofen
(OTC)
Naproxen Sodium
(OTC)
Ibuprofen is a pain relief medication (NSAID).
Naproxen Sodium is a pain relief medication (NSAID).
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.4
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Cramping
2.6
Concern level
1.3
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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July 24, 1985
December 21, 1993
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
486,766 Discussions
4,412 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Headaches
#3 for Swelling
#4 for Cramping
#5 for Fever
#6 for Pain Relief
#7 for Migraines
#8 for Back Pain
#9 for Teething
#10 for Flu
Ibuprofen is approved for Pain and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Headaches
#3 for Swelling
#4 for Cramping
#5 for Migraines
#6 for Fever
#8 for Back Pain
#9 for Severe Pain
#10 for RA
#11 for Joint Pain
#12 for Tendonitis
#13 for Discomfort
#14 for Muscle Pain
Naproxen Sodium is approved for Pain and Headaches and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Ibu
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Stomach Problems
3
Liver Damage
2
Hives
1
Gastritis
1
Tinnitus
1
Liver Disease
1
Stomach Issues
1
Kidney Failure
1
GI Bleeding
1
Nap
Depression
5
Stomach Irritation
5
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Drowsiness
4
Liver Damage
3
Numbness
3
Hives
2
Diabetes
2
High Blood Pressure
2
Tinnitus
2
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Ibuprofen
Ibu
Naproxen Sodium
Nap
Withdrawal Symptoms
Ibu
Nap
4
4
Stomach Problems
Ibu
Nap
3
0
Liver Damage
Ibu
Nap
2
3
Hives
Ibu
Nap
1
2
Gastritis
Ibu
Nap
1
0
Tinnitus
Ibu
Nap
1
2
Liver Disease
Ibu
Nap
1
0
Stomach Issues
Ibu
Nap
1
0
Kidney Failure
Ibu
Nap
1
0
GI Bleeding
Ibu
Nap
1
0
Depression
Nap
Ibu
5
0
Stomach Irritation
Nap
Ibu
5
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Nap
Ibu
4
4
Drowsiness
Nap
Ibu
4
0
Liver Damage
Nap
Ibu
3
2
Numbness
Nap
Ibu
3
0
Hives
Nap
Ibu
2
1
Diabetes
Nap
Ibu
2
0
High Blood Pressure
Nap
Ibu
2
0
Tinnitus
Nap
Ibu
2
1
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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B Category B
Before taking Ibuprofen during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Ibuprofen and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Naproxen Sodium and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Oral Gel, Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg, 600 mg, 800 mg
Solution: 400 mg/4 mL (100 mg/mL), 800 mg/8 mL (100 mg/mL)
Capsule: 200 mg
Drops: 50 mg/1.25 mL
Gel: 100 mg/5 mL
Suspension: 100 mg/5 mL
No methods of use & dosage information found
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Ibuprofen
Naproxen
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Ibuprofen and Naproxen Sodium: Moderate Interaction. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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