Analgesic medications--acetaminophen (Tylenol) and medications that combine acetaminophen, aspirin, and caffeine (for example, Excedrin)--put you at greater risk for rebound headaches than NSAIDs such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn
If your pain is more intense, though, your doctor may prescribe a stronger anti-inflammatory like Celebrex or Naprosyn
. But be aware that extended use of these drugs, whether OTC or prescription, can create other health risks.
Over-the-counter NSAIDS include aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, and others), and naproxen (Naprosyn
It was reported yesterday that the contract has been signed for Sabal to be the primary laboratory marketer of Naprosyn
, the branded naproxen oral suspension USP.
Premarin from Ayerst Laboratories, Wellbutrin from Burroughs Wellcome, Motrin from Upjohn, Naprosyn
from Syntex and Sumycin and Kenalog from Bristol Myers Squibb, among many, many others, were commonly prescribed and publicly recognized.
They include anti-seizure medications (such as Depakote and Topamax), beta blockers (such as Inderal LA and Betimol), tricyclic antidepressants, (particularly amitriptyline and nortriptyline), Botox injections, and certain nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, especially Naprosyn
Among the drugs used to treat acute attacks are colchicine (trade name Colcrys), Indocin, Naprosyn
, and Kineret.
Acetaminophen, as compared to nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen (Naprosyn
), does not cause stomach problems or kidney damage and usually does not interfere with most other medications or disease processes.
The current available evidence does not prove that the painkiller naproxen, sold under the brand names Aleve and Naprosyn
, carries a lower cardiac risk than rival products.
If these do not work, some might try pharmaceutical medicines such as NSAIDS (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; the most common medications used for chronic pain), such as Ibuprofen/Motrin, Naprosyn
, and Celebrex.
NSAIDs such as Naprosyn
, Nalfon and Trilisate, which are useful for moderate to severe pain.