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Can I take 3 naproxen for dental pain

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Do not do it Dosing: Both are in the same class of drugs called NSAIDs. You were almost surely underdosed and that is why you are in pain. The dose is based on body weig... Read More
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Too many meds...: ... and for what? You need to see a dentist to definitively treat the tooth. Please call yours for an appointment.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Not safe: As Aleve and Ibuprofen are both NSAiDs, read package instructions which will tell you not to take another OTC pain killer for 12 hours. Pain killers ... Read More

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 51 years experience
Not Smart: The rule is not to mix painkillers such as aspirin, Advil or Aleve (naproxen). If you're having so much pain, you must see your dentist. The pain won'... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
No: The concern is mixing these two chemically different types of medications can do serious kidney damage. Pain probably due to abscess, an infection th... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Yes, you can: If you can't see a dentist immediately, Tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 and Naproxen can be taken together. There is no potential interactions between ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Dose & frequency: NSAIDS (Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Ketoprofen) can damage the kidneys if they are taken in too high of a dosage, too frequently or in a setting where the pa... Read More
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
NSAID : The risk factors from NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen and others) related kidney injury are determined by factors such as age, amount of dose, and time of... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Converse
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Yes. Do not take!: Ibuprofen and aleve (naproxen) are both NSAIDs and taking them together can dramatically increase the risk for bleeding, ulcers, kidney failure, and e... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 43 years experience
No, see a dentist!: Continuing to use Aleve and Tylenol (acetaminophen) as you are doing could cause permanent liver damage. Seeing a dentist is much safer and will solve... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Durando
Dentistry 44 years experience
Pounding Head: Aleve (naproxen) is usually a very safe product for short periods. When you take 2 aleve (naproxen) you effective taking a prescription dose of Napros... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianna Post
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen and orajel until you see your dentist, hopefully sooner than later. Also swishing with salt solution and listerine might help a little too.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Yes: For itch, not for pain.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Yes: The combination of these medications can cause increased sedation. Take with caution but generally safe.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
I don't believe so.: A microwaved potato is often used for a sty (which is an infection). However, facial edema/pain from dental cause - needs urgent dental intervention.

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