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(diclofenac)

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These medications are comparable to Cambia (diclofenac) or used for similar purposes.

Cambia
(diclofenac)

Lodine
(etodolac)

Aleve
(naproxen)

Relafen
(nabumetone)

Percocet
(oxycodone / acetaminophen)

Ultram
(tramadol)

Tylenol #3
(acetaminophen / codeine)

Tylenol Regular Strength
(acetaminophen)

Norco
(hydrocodone / acetaminophen)

Celebrex
(celecoxib)

Advil
(ibuprofen)

Relieves pain and inflammation. Cambia (diclofenac) works well for pain and is available in many different forms. If you have a history of heart problems or stomach bleeds, it may not be the best choice.Coming soon.Relieves pain, fever, and inflammation. Aleve (Naproxen) works well for mild to moderate pain and inflammation, and it lasts longer than other NSAIDs.Coming soon.Treats moderate to severe pain. Percocet (Oxycodone / Acetaminophen) is the strongest prescription combination pain medicine for as needed pain relief, but make sure you don't take too much acetaminophen (Tylenol) to avoid liver problems or death.Treats moderate to severe pain. Ultram (tramadol) works well for pain. Although it's a little weaker than other opioids, it can still be addictive.Treats mild to moderate pain. Tylenol #3 (Acetaminophen / Codeine) is a good option to treat pain and cough as needed when over-the-counter medicines can't control the symptoms, but must make sure you don't take too much acetaminophen (Tylenol) to avoid liver problems or death.Relieves pain and fever. Tylenol Regular Strength (acetaminophen) effectively reduces fever and relieves pain, but it doesn't lower inflammation and swelling.Treats moderate to severe pain. Norco (Hydrocodone / Acetaminophen) is a good option to treat pain as needed when over-the-counter medicines can't control the symptoms, but must make sure you don't take too much acetaminophen (Tylenol) to avoid liver problems or death.Relieves pain and inflammation. Celebrex (Celecoxib) works well for treating pain and causes less upset stomach than other NSAIDs.Relieves pain, fever, and swelling. Advil (ibuprofen) works well for treating fever, inflammation, and a variety of mild to moderate pain conditions, but it doesn't last as long as other NSAIDs.
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of people (All ages) say Voltaren is worth it
76%
say it works well
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Reviews for Naproxen
78%
+3% better vs. Voltaren
48%
+28% better vs. Voltaren
5%
Same vs. Voltaren
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Reviews for Percocet
70%
+11% better vs. Voltaren
49%
+27% better vs. Voltaren
15%
+10% better vs. Voltaren
1399 reviews
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Reviews for Tramadol
61%
+20% better vs. Voltaren
40%
+36% better vs. Voltaren
16%
+11% better vs. Voltaren
642 reviews
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Reviews for Acetaminophen With Codeine
69%
+12% better vs. Voltaren
41%
+35% better vs. Voltaren
9%
+4% better vs. Voltaren
581 reviews
Have you used Tylenol #3 (acetaminophen / codeine)?
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Reviews for Tylenol
77%
+4% better vs. Voltaren
37%
+39% better vs. Voltaren
3%
-2% worse vs. Voltaren
1002 reviews
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Reviews for Norco
67%
+14% better vs. Voltaren
44%
+32% better vs. Voltaren
13%
+8% better vs. Voltaren
1194 reviews
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Reviews for Celebrex
57%
+24% better vs. Voltaren
38%
+38% better vs. Voltaren
14%
+9% better vs. Voltaren
550 reviews
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Reviews for ibuprofen
88%
-7% worse vs. Voltaren
52%
+24% better vs. Voltaren
4%
-1% worse vs. Voltaren
892 reviews
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Side effects
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  • Swelling 1%
  • Constipation 4%
  • Itching 1%
  • Gas 1%
  • Pain in limbs 2%
  • Indigestion 1%
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We haven’t found good data for Lodine side effects.

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The Naproxen FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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We haven’t found good data for Relafen side effects.

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The Percocet FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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  • Dizziness 26%
  • Constipation 24%
  • Nausea 24%
  • Headache 18%
  • Sleepiness 16%
  • Vomiting 9%
  • Itching 8%
  • Cns stimulation 7%
  • Muscle weakness 6%
  • Sweating 6%
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The Acetaminophen With Codeine FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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The Tylenol FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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The Norco FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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We haven’t found good data for Celebrex side effects.

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The ibuprofen FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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How it works
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Cambia (diclofenac) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), which relieves pain by reducing the inflammation in your body.Coming soon.Aleve (Naproxen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It blocks the inflammation process in your body, which relieves swelling and pain.Coming soon.Percocet (Oxycodone / Acetaminophen) is a combination pain medicine. Oxycodone is an opioid (similar to morphine) that works in the brain to lower pain perception. Acetaminophen is a non-opioid pain reliever and fever reducer.Ultram (tramadol) is an opioid pain reliever. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it alters certain brain chemicals to lower pain perception and improve mood.Tylenol #3 (Acetaminophen / Codeine) is a combination pain medicine. Codeine is an opioid (similar to morphine) that works in the brain to lower pain perception. Acetaminophen is a non-opioid pain reliever and fever reducer.Tylenol Regular Strength (acetaminophen) is an analgesic. It relieves pain and lowers fever by stopping the production of certain chemicals in the brain that cause both pain and fever.Norco (Hydrocodone / Acetaminophen) is a combination pain medicine. Hydrocodone is an opioid (similar to morphine) that works in the brain to lower pain perception. Acetaminophen is a non-opioid pain reliever and fever reducer.Celebrex (Celecoxib) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It blocks the inflammation process in your body, which relieves swelling and pain.Advil (ibuprofen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It stops the inflammation process in your body, which relieves pain, swelling, and fever.
Type of medication
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Available as
VoltarenLodineNaproxenRelafenPercocetTramadolAcetaminophen With CodeineTylenolNorcoCelebrexibuprofen
  • Pill
  • Injection
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Pill
  • Delayed release tablet
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Oral solution
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Extended release capsule
  • Dissolving tablet
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Chewable tablet
  • Dissolving tablet
  • Liquid
  • Suppository
  • Injection
  • Pill
  • Oral solution
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Chewable tablet
  • Suspension
Used for
VoltarenLodineNaproxenRelafenPercocetTramadolAcetaminophen With CodeineTylenolNorcoCelebrexibuprofen
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Osteoarthritis Pain Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis
Risk factors for serious side effects
VoltarenLodineNaproxenRelafenPercocetTramadolAcetaminophen With CodeineTylenolNorcoCelebrexibuprofen
  • History of heart problems
  • Taking Cambia (diclofenac) for a long period of time
  • History of stomach bleeding
  • Age 60 or older
  • Taking aspirin, other NSAIDs, or blood thinners
Detailed Cambia (diclofenac) risks & warnings »
    Coming soon.
    • History of heart problems
    • High blood pressure
    • High cholesterol
    • Diabetes
    • Smoking
    Detailed Aleve (naproxen) risks & warnings »
      Coming soon.
      • Current liver disease
      • Taking with alcohol
      • Taking other medicines with acetaminophen
      • Age 65 or greater
      • Higher dose
      Detailed Percocet (oxycodone / acetaminophen) risks & warnings »
      • Pregnancy
      • Age 65 or greater
      • Overdose
      • Using alcohol, benzodiazepines or other medicines that slow breathing
      • Taking more than the prescribed dose
      Detailed Ultram (tramadol) risks & warnings »
        Coming soon.
        • Medication administering errors
        • Injection formulation
        • Exceeding the recommended maximum daily limits
        • Drinking more than 2 alcoholic beverages a day
        • Taking with other Tylenol-containing medicines
        Detailed Tylenol Regular Strength (acetaminophen) risks & warnings »
        • Current liver disease
        • Taking with alcohol
        • Taking other medicines with acetaminophen
        • Age 65 or greater
        • Higher dose
        Detailed Norco (hydrocodone / acetaminophen) risks & warnings »
        • Long-term use
        • History of heart disease
        • History of heart bypass surgery (coronary artery bypass graft/CABG)
        • Age 65 or older
        • History of GI bleed or peptic ulcer disease
        Detailed Celebrex (celecoxib) risks & warnings »
        • History of heart problems
        • Taking Advil (ibuprofen) for a long period of time
        • History of stomach bleeding
        • Age 60 or older
        • Taking aspirin, other NSAIDs, or blood thinners
        Detailed Advil (ibuprofen) risks & warnings »
        Pregnancy

        Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

        Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

        Interactions
        VoltarenLodineNaproxenRelafenPercocetTramadolAcetaminophen With CodeineTylenolNorcoCelebrexibuprofen
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        • Ultram (tramadol) can interact with your other medicines, which can change how it affects your pain. Stopping these medicines while taking Ultram (tramadol) can make you more likely to have serious, life threatening side effects. Make sure your doctor and pharmacist know all the medicines you're taking, and let them know of any changes.
        No interactions related info.No interactions related info.No interactions related info.No interactions related info.No interactions related info.
        Alcohol
        VoltarenLodineNaproxenRelafenPercocetTramadolAcetaminophen With CodeineTylenolNorcoCelebrexibuprofen
        No alcohol related info.No alcohol related info.No alcohol related info.No alcohol related info.
        • Avoid alcohol.
        No alcohol related info.
        • Avoid alcohol.
        • Drinking alcohol while taking Tylenol Regular Strength (acetaminophen) can damage your liver.
        • Heavy alcohol drinkers and people with liver problems should avoid using Tylenol Regular Strength (acetaminophen) since it can cause serious liver damage.
        • Avoid alcohol.
        No alcohol related info.No alcohol related info.
        Food
        VoltarenLodineNaproxenRelafenPercocetTramadolAcetaminophen With CodeineTylenolNorcoCelebrexibuprofen
        • Take with food or milk to prevent upset stomach.
        No food related info.
        • Take it with a meal or a snack to prevent an upset stomach.
        • It needs to be taken with food to avoid getting an upset stomach.
        No food related info.
        • Take it with food to lower the chance of an upset stomach.
        • Take Ultram (tramadol) with food to avoid an upset stomach.
        • Take it with food to lower the chance of an upset stomach.
        No food related info.
        • Take it with food to lower the chance of an upset stomach.
        • Take it with a meal or a snack to prevent an upset stomach.
        • Take it with food or milk to prevent stomach upset.
        • It needs to be taken with food or millk to avoid getting an upset stomach.
        Kidneys and liver
        VoltarenLodineNaproxenRelafenPercocetTramadolAcetaminophen With CodeineTylenolNorcoCelebrexibuprofen
        • Cambia (diclofenac) can damage your kidneys. Taking the lowest dose for the shortest amount of time lowers your risk. Talk to your doctor if this worries you, or if you already have kidney damage before you start taking Cambia (diclofenac).
        • Can affect how your kidneys work.
        • Can lower kidney function or cause permanent kidney damage.
        No kidneys and liver related info.
        • Aleve (Naproxen) is an NSAID that can lower kidney function or cause damage. Taking the lowest dose for the shortest amount of time lowers your risk. Your doctor should check your kidney function if you take Aleve (Naproxen) for any amount of time.
        • Can hurt your kidneys, so don't use it if you have a history of kidney problems.
        • It can cause serious kidney and stomach problems (like ulcers and bleeding) the longer you take it.
        No kidneys and liver related info.
        • The acetaminophen component in Percocet (Oxycodone / Acetaminophen) can hurt your liver. Using more than 4000 mg of the acetaminophen (or 12 tablets of Percocet (Oxycodone / Acetaminophen) can cause serious harm to your liver that may make you need a liver transplant and can be life-threatening. Don't take more than your doctor prescribes, and avoid other medicines that have acetaminophen when using Percocet (Oxycodone / Acetaminophen).
        • Don't take more than instructed to prevent liver damage.
        • There are different doses for people who are older or who have liver or kidney disease, so work with your doctor to get the right dose.
        • Don't take more than instructed to prevent liver damage.
        • Taking too much acetaminophen causes liver damage that can be permanent and life-threatening. Signs of liver problems may include dark urine, feeling tired, upset stomach or stomach pain, or yellow skin or eyes. If you notice any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately. Avoid drinking alcohol when taking Tylenol Regular Strength (acetaminophen). Avoid using Tylenol Regular Strength (acetaminophen) if you have existing liver problems since it can cause further damage.
        • Doesn't cause kidney damage and is also safe to use if you have heart problems or if you're pregnant.
        • To avoid hurting your liver, you need to keep track of the total amount of acetaminophen you are taking since it's a very common ingredient in pain and cold combination medicines.
        • The acetaminophen component in Norco (Hydrocodone / Acetaminophen) can hurt your liver. Using more than 4000 mg of the acetaminophen (or 12 tablets of Norco (Hydrocodone / Acetaminophen) can cause serious harm to your liver. You may develop life-threatening liver problems that need a liver transplant. Don't take more than your doctor prescribes, and avoid other medicines that have acetaminophen when using Norco (Hydrocodone / Acetaminophen).
        • Don't take more than instructed to prevent liver damage.
        • Celebrex (Celecoxib), and similar medications in the NSAID family, can cause lower kidney function or cause permanent kidney damage. You're at higher risk for this if you've a history of kidney disease, heart failure, and liver disease. Taking Diuretic, ACE inhibitor, or Angiotensin Receptor Blocker (ARB) medications also increases your risk. If you are 65 or older you're also at a higher risk for these types of kidney problems.
        • Can hurt your kidneys, so don't use it if you have a history of kidney problems.
        • Can also affect your kidneys or cause permanent kidney damage if taken for a long time.
        • Advil (ibuprofen) can damage your kidneys. Taking the lowest dose for the shortest amount of time lowers your risk. Talk to your doctor if this worries you, or if you already have kidney damage before you start taking Advil (ibuprofen).
        Pain
        VoltarenLodineNaproxenRelafenPercocetTramadolAcetaminophen With CodeineTylenolNorcoCelebrexibuprofen
        • Cambia (diclofenac) can cause stomach bleeding which can be dangerous. If you notice blood in your vomit or your stool has bright red blood or looks like black coffee grounds, or if you have pain in your stomach that doesn't go away, talk to your doctor right away.
        • Works well to relieve muscle ache and pain caused by inflammation.
        • May need to be taken two or three-times daily for maximum pain relief.
        No pain related info.
        • Starts relieving pain in 30 to 60 minutes.
        • Works well to relieve pain, swelling, and fevers.
        No pain related info.
        • This is a combination pain medication. It contains both an opioid medicine, and acetaminophen (Tylenol).
        • Works best if you take it as soon as you start feeling pain.
        • Pain relief lasts 4-6 hours.
        • Talk to your doctor if it doesn't work well enough to relieve your pain, or if the side effects are really bad.
        • Combination pain medicine with an opioid component (oxycodone) and non-opioid component (acetaminophen or Tylenol) that takes advantage of different modes of pain relieve in a single pill.
        • Generally considered stronger than Norco or other combination pain medicine for treating pain.
        • Relieves moderate to severe pain. It has been shown to work as well as other opioid pain medications.
        • The extended release version of Ultram (tramadol) should only be used for severe pain that requires daily, around-the-clock treatment once alternative treatments haven't worked.
        • This is a combination pain medication. It contains both an opioid medicine, and acetaminophen (Tylenol).
        • Works best if you take it as soon as you start feeling pain.
        • Pain relief lasts 4-6 hours.
        • Combination pain medicine with an opioid component (codeine) and non-opioid component (acetaminophen or Tylenol) that takes advantage of different modes of pain relieve in a single pill.
        • Good for as-needed pain and control.
        • Works well to relieve pain and fevers.
        • This is a combination pain medication. It contains both an opioid medicine and acetaminophen (Tylenol).
        • Works best if you take it as soon as you start feeling pain. Starts working in 30 minutes and pain relief lasts 4 to 6 hours.
        • Talk to your doctor if it doesn't work well enough to relieve your pain, or if the side effects are really bad.
        • Combination pain medicine with an opiod component (hydrocodone) and non-opioid component (acetaminophen or Tylenol) that takes advantage of different modes of pain relieve in a single pill.
        • Relieves pain and inflammation for many types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
        • Good for treating muscle aches and pains, as well as menstrual cramps.
        • Do not take for more than 10 days for pain relief or more than 3 days for fever. Talk to your doctor if your symptoms do not go away.
        • Good for relieving pain due to common conditions like menstrual cramps, toothaches, backaches, and sports-related injuries.
        Sleep
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        • Can help you fall asleep easier.
        • Dizziness and drowsiness is common, but your body may adjust.
        No sleep related info.
        • Can help you fall asleep easier.
        • Dizziness and drowsiness is common, but your body may adjust.
        No sleep related info.
        • Can help you fall asleep easier.
        • Dizziness and drowsiness is common.
        No sleep related info.No sleep related info.
        Upsides and benefits
        VoltarenLodineNaproxenRelafenPercocetTramadolAcetaminophen With CodeineTylenolNorcoCelebrexibuprofen
        • Works well to relieve muscle ache and pain caused by inflammation.
        • Minimal risk for addiction unlike narcotics.
        • Available in gel or powder packets if you have difficulty taking the pill.
        • Most forms are available as generic.
        Coming soon
        • Works well to relieve pain, swelling, and fevers.
        • Good for menstrual cramps, toothaches, body aches, and mild arthritis pain.
        • Lasts longer than Ibuprofen, so you can take it less often.
        • Aleve (Naproxen) works as well as Aspirin and Indomethacin to treat arthritis pain, and causes fewer stomach problems.
        • Although not without side effects, it's been around for a long time and is generally safe for short-term use.
        Coming soon
        • Combination pain medicine with an opioid component (oxycodone) and non-opioid component (acetaminophen or Tylenol) that takes advantage of different modes of pain relieve in a single pill.
        • Provides quick relief for moderate to severe pain to improve quality of life.
        • Generally considered stronger than Norco or other combination pain medicine for treating pain.
        • Good for as-needed, short-term use, but may be helpful to manage more long-term pain problems if used at the appropriate doses and intervals.
        • Lower rates of misuse compared to pure opioid medicines.
        • Can help you fall asleep easier.
        • Relieves moderate to severe pain. It has been shown to work as well as other opioid pain medications.
        • Compared to typical opioids, it provides unique pain relief and effects on your mood when taken regularly.
        • Has a lower chance of causing breathing problems compared to other typical opioids.
        • Doesn't cause as much constipation as other opioid pain medicines. Staying hydrated and taking laxatives can help treat this side effect.
        • Combination pain medicine with an opioid component (codeine) and non-opioid component (acetaminophen or Tylenol) that takes advantage of different modes of pain relieve in a single pill.
        • Provides quick relieve for mild to moderate pain to improve quality of life.
        • Good for as-needed pain and control.
        • Generally well tolerated by people, especially if taken with food to lower risk of stomach upset.
        • Lower rates of misuse compared to pure opioid medicines.
        • Can help you fall asleep easier.
        • Works well to relieve pain and fevers.
        • Good for menstrual cramps, toothaches, body aches, and mild arthritis pain.
        • Tylenol Regular Strength (acetaminophen) causes less upset stomach, ulcers, bruising, and bleeding than other pain medications like aspirin and Advil.
        • Doesn't cause kidney damage and is also safe to use if you have heart problems or if you're pregnant.
        • Tylenol Regular Strength (acetaminophen) has been used for a long time and is generally safe for short-term use.
        • Combination pain medicine with an opiod component (hydrocodone) and non-opioid component (acetaminophen or Tylenol) that takes advantage of different modes of pain relieve in a single pill.
        • Provides quick relief for moderate to severe pain to improve quality of life.
        • Good for as-needed, short-term use, but may be helpful to manage more long-term pain problems if used at the appropriate doses and intervals.
        • Generally well tolerated by people, especially if taken with food to lower risk of stomach upset.
        • Lower rates of misuse compared to pure opioid medicines.
        • Can help you fall asleep easier.
        • Relieves pain and inflammation for many types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
        • Good for treating muscle aches and pains, as well as menstrual cramps.
        • Causes fewer stomach problems than other NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or Naproxen.
        • Lasts longer than Ibuprofen.
        • Advil (ibuprofen) is effective for treating fever, pain, and inflammation.
        • Good for relieving pain due to common conditions like menstrual cramps, toothaches, backaches, and sports-related injuries.
        • Advil (ibuprofen) is generally safe to use, cheap, and available over-the-counter.
        • Advil (ibuprofen) causes less stomach problems than its alternatives.
        • It comes in different flavored liquid forms that makes it easy for children to take.
        Downsides and risks
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        • Not for chronic, daily use because of increased side-effects.
        • May need to be taken two or three-times daily for maximum pain relief.
        • Can cause serious stomach problems like inflammation, ulcers, and bleeding.
        • Can raise your risk of having blood clots, heart attack, or stroke.
        • Can lower kidney function or cause permanent kidney damage.
        Coming soon
        • It needs to be taken with food to avoid getting an upset stomach.
        • Can't be taken by pregnant women.
        • It can cause serious kidney and stomach problems (like ulcers and bleeding) the longer you take it.
        • Like all NSAIDs, it can raise your risk of having blood clots, heart attack, or stroke.
        Coming soon
        • Dizziness and drowsiness is common, but your body may adjust.
        • Everyone will get constipation - always stay hydrated and take stool softener or stimulant on days you're taking Percocet if you need.
        • All opioid containing medicines have the risk of physical dependence and possibility of withdrawal when used long-term.
        • The non-opioid part of Percocet, acetaminophen (Tylenol), has a high risk of liver failure and death if you take more than the maximum daily dose. Be very careful.
        • Relies on the users to be aware of how much acetaminophen (Tylenol) they are using since it is a very common ingredient in many prescription and non-prescription pain medicines.
        • Avoid alcohol.
        • Some people think it's weaker than other opioid pain medications. It can also cause more upset stomach.
        • Like other opioid pain relievers, Ultram (tramadol) has a high risk of addiction, abuse, misuse, overdose, and death.
        • The extended release version of Ultram (tramadol) should only be used for severe pain that requires daily, around-the-clock treatment once alternative treatments haven't worked.
        • It's a controlled substance regulated by the federal government. This means that your use of Ultram (tramadol) will be tracked to prevent potential prescription abuse.
        • Like all opioids, don't use when pregnant, since the baby can become dependent on it and have withdrawal symptoms after birth.
        • Dizziness and drowsiness is common, but your body may adjust.
        • Everyone will get constipation - always stay hydrated and take stool softener or stimulant on days you're taking Acetaminophen with codeine if you need.
        • All opioid containing medicines have the risk of physical dependence and possibility of withdrawal when used long-term.
        • The non-opioid part of Acetaminophen with codeine, acetaminophen (Tylenol), has a high risk of liver failure and death if you take more than the maximum daily dose. Be very careful.
        • Relies on the users to be aware of how much acetaminophen (Tylenol) they are using since it is a very common ingredient in many prescription and non-prescription pain medicines.
        • Avoid alcohol.
        • Tylenol Regular Strength (acetaminophen) doesn't treat some kinds of pain as well as other medications like Advil.
        • Drinking alcohol while taking Tylenol Regular Strength (acetaminophen) can damage your liver.
        • To avoid hurting your liver, you need to keep track of the total amount of acetaminophen you are taking since it's a very common ingredient in pain and cold combination medicines.
        • Heavy alcohol drinkers and people with liver problems should avoid using Tylenol Regular Strength (acetaminophen) since it can cause serious liver damage.
        • Dizziness and drowsiness is common.
        • Everyone will get constipation - always stay hydrated and take stool softener or stimulant on days you're taking Norco if you need.
        • All opioid containing medicines have the risk of physical dependence and possibility of withdrawal when used long-term.
        • The non-opioid part of Norco, acetaminophen (Tylenol), has a high risk of liver failure and death if you take more than the maximum daily dose. Be very careful.
        • Relies on the users to be aware of how much acetaminophen (Tylenol) they are using since it is a very common ingredient in many prescription and non-prescription pain medicines.
        • Avoid alcohol.
        • The longer you take Celebrex (Celecoxib), the more likely you are to have stomach problems, including inflammation, ulcers, and bleeding. Can also happen if you take Celebrex (Celecoxib) on an empty stomach.
        • Like all NSAIDs, it can raise your risk of blood clots, heart attack, or a stroke.
        • Can also affect your kidneys or cause permanent kidney damage if taken for a long time.
        • Advil (ibuprofen) doesn't last as long as other NSAIDs, so you need to take it a few times a day to get relief of your symptoms.
        • It needs to be taken with food or millk to avoid getting an upset stomach.
        • Advil (ibuprofen) is not as safe as other alternatives for pregnant women and people who are age 60 or older.
        • It can cause serious complications like stomach bleeding and kidney problems if taken for a long period of time.
        • Like all NSAIDs, Advil (ibuprofen) can raise your risk of getting blood clots, a heart attack, or stroke.
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        • Take with food or milk to prevent upset stomach.
        • Can cause stomach ulcers especially if you've had ulcers before.
        • Can thin your blood. Avoid taking this with other blood thinners such as aspirin or warfarin unless your doctor says it's safe.
        • Don't use if you've recently had open heart surgery.
        • Can affect how your kidneys work.
        • Talk to your doctor if you're having trouble taking this medicine. It's available in other forms (gel, delayed-release pill, extended-release pill) that may have less side-effects.
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        • Starts relieving pain in 30 to 60 minutes.
        • Take it with a meal or a snack to prevent an upset stomach.
        • Can make you bruise or bleed more easily and it can also cause stomach ulcers.
        • Don't take it with other blood thinners, like aspirin, unless your doctor tells you it's safe.
        • Can hurt your kidneys, so don't use it if you have a history of kidney problems.
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        • This is a combination pain medication. It contains both an opioid medicine, and acetaminophen (Tylenol).
        • Starts working in 30 minutes.
        • Works best if you take it as soon as you start feeling pain.
        • Pain relief lasts 4-6 hours.
        • Can make you dizzy or drowsy.
        • Avoid activities need you to be fully alert until you know how it affects you.
        • Take it with food to lower the chance of an upset stomach.
        • Constipation is common and may not go away while you're taking this medicine. Drinking lots of water and using laxatives can help.
        • Don't take more than instructed to prevent liver damage.
        • Use it for the shortest time possible, and at the lowest dose possible, to lower your chance of becoming addicted.
        • Talk to your doctor if it doesn't work well enough to relieve your pain, or if the side effects are really bad.
        • Starts working in one hour and works best if you take it regularly.
        • Can make you dizzy or drowsy, so avoid activities that need you to be fully alert until you know how this medicine affects you.
        • Take Ultram (tramadol) with food to avoid an upset stomach.
        • There are different doses for people who are older or who have liver or kidney disease, so work with your doctor to get the right dose.
        • Swallow the extended-release tablets whole. They're designed to release the drug slowly and breaking, crushing, or chewing them could cause a serious overdose.
        • Take the extended-release tablets exactly as your doctor and pharmacist tell you. If you forget, take it as soon as you remember. Don't take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
        • This is a combination pain medication. It contains both an opioid medicine, and acetaminophen (Tylenol).
        • Starts working in 30 minutes.
        • Works best if you take it as soon as you start feeling pain.
        • Pain relief lasts 4-6 hours.
        • Can make you dizzy or drowsy.
        • Avoid activities need you to be fully alert until you know how it affects you.
        • Take it with food to lower the chance of an upset stomach.
        • Constipation is common and may not go away while you're taking this medicine. Drinking lots of water and using laxatives can help.
        • Don't take more than instructed to prevent liver damage.
        • Use it for the shortest time possible, and at the lowest dose possible, to lower your chance of becoming addicted.
        • Talk to your doctor if it doesn't help enough for your pain, or if the side effects are really bad.
        • Tylenol Regular Strength (acetaminophen) starts working within one hour.
        • Taking too much of Tylenol Regular Strength (acetaminophen) can cause liver failure and death. Don't take more than what's recommended on the package insert.
        • Acetaminophen is found in many over-the-counter and prescription products. Make sure the total amount of acetaminophen you take does not exceed 3,000 mg per day and check with your pharmacist to make sure you're not taking too much.
        • Follow age-specific dosing instructions on how much to take.
        • Let your doctor know if your symptoms don't improve in a few days.
        • This is a combination pain medication. It contains both an opioid medicine and acetaminophen (Tylenol).
        • Works best if you take it as soon as you start feeling pain. Starts working in 30 minutes and pain relief lasts 4 to 6 hours.
        • Can make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid activities need you to be fully alert until you know how it affects you.
        • Take it with food to lower the chance of an upset stomach.
        • Constipation is common and may not go away while you're taking this medicine. Drinking lots of water and using laxatives can help.
        • Don't take more than instructed to prevent liver damage.
        • Use it for the shortest time and at the lowest dose possible, to lower your chance of becoming addicted.
        • Talk to your doctor if it doesn't work well enough to relieve your pain, or if the side effects are really bad.
        • Starts working in 1 to 3 hours.
        • Take it with a meal or a snack to prevent an upset stomach.
        • Can make you bruise or bleed more easily and it can also cause stomach ulcers.
        • Don't take it with other blood thinners, like aspirin, unless your doctor tells you it's safe.
        • Can hurt your kidneys, so don't use it if you have a history of kidney problems.
        • Starts working in about 30 to 60 minutes.
        • Take it with food or milk to prevent stomach upset.
        • Do not take for more than 10 days for pain relief or more than 3 days for fever. Talk to your doctor if your symptoms do not go away.
        • If you normally take a daily aspirin, make sure to take Advil (ibuprofen) at least 30 minutes after taking aspirin or more than 8 hours before taking aspirin. This will help make sure the aspirin still works in your body.
        • Advil (ibuprofen) increases the risk of stomach bleeding so tell your doctor right away if you experience any bleeding.
        • If you are allergic to aspirin, there is a chance you may be allergic to Advil (ibuprofen) as well.
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