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can you take ibuprofen and naproxen together

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: Combining nsaids increases the risks of side-effects considerably.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Yes, you can: Ibuprofen 3200 mg per day (4 maximum doses of 800mg). Naproxen 1500 (3 maximum doses of 500mg). Alternate every 4-6 hours. Always talk to your doctor ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Yes, you can: taking both at once should be OK, but taking too many NSAID's, every day for several weeks or months can cause damage. Always talk to your doctor bef ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le answered
16 years experience Pain Management
No: It is not recommended to take multiple nsaids together. There is no need or indication to take them together. Please discuss with your doctor for mo ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
22 years experience Family Medicine
Recommendation : Yes, you can use ibuprofen gel in addition to naproxen.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derron Wilson
24 years experience Pain Management
No: I wouldn't suggest taking both Naproxen and Ibuprofen together at the same time. The are both in the same class of medications, nsaids. I would sugg ... 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
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: See a doctor and have the pain evaluated if it persists. Trying to self-treat is unlikely to help.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: Mixing nsaids significantly increasing the risks of serious side effects. Pick one, not both.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
No, I would not: Consider taking Acetaminophen (tylenol) instead.
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