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Aleve vs aspirin for inflammation

A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
See answer: I am hoping you meant to place the # 325mg NOT 3250! The latter would be way too high. I would take your doctors advice as s/he is caring for you an... Read More
Dr. Philip Miller
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Aleve (naproxen): Is an excellent choice; however, I would suggest protecting your stomach with at least 150mg of ranitidine ( Zantac) or 20-40 mg of omperaziole ( Pris... Read More

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True: But not a big deal. Should not take any aspirin or NSAIDs for the next 12-24 hours. If the headache persists he may want to see a doctor.
A female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Acute Overdose: If a person accidentally or intentionally takes a very large dose of aspirin at one time, it's called an acute overdose. Seek emergency medical attent... Read More
Dr. Shawn Dalton-bethea
Pain Management 20 years experience
17 Aspirin & 3 Aleve (naproxen): Hello. I hope that you have not taken 17 aspirin tabs & 3 Aleve (naproxen) tabs together. 1377mg (81mg tabs); 5525mg (325mg tabs); 11050mg (650m... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Now: Can take aspirin now, instead of next dose of Aleve. Do not take both going forward - the side effects are additive, the pain control less so.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Wait it out: There is not likely to be any serious issue. If you do not have any symptoms, you may wait it out. Drink plenty of water. Wish you good health! - Have... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
No: If you're allergic to Aleve out must avoid aspirin and all NSAID medications including ibuprofen, celebrex, toradol,etc
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
You shouldn't take Aleve and aspirin together.I have seen Advil cause dizziness or lightheadedness and Aleve,in the same NSAID class, has been known t... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Not a good idea: I would not mix these two meds because of a significant increase in the risk of ulcers or GI bleeds with this combination.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rarely: Aleve (naproxen) is more likely to cause liver inflammation but this is a relatively uncommon side effect.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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No: Aleve (naproxen) has only very mild antiplatelet activity and is not a substitute for low dose aspirin.

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