Same medications...different strengths

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Are prescription and over the counter pain relievers the same?

Same medications...different strengths

Many prescription pain relievers are available over the counter, but in lower strengths. Prescription Motrin is available as Advil amd Motrin IB,and prescription Anaprox is available as Aleve. The dosages available over the counter are lower, but the active ingredients are the same. Always remember to follow the directions on the over the counter packages unless directed to take a higher dose.



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