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mixing naproxen and ibuprofen

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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Yes, you can: However, always talk to your doctor before starting any new prescription or over-the-counter medication.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Naproxen is the generic name for the drug found in aleve (naproxen). Advil and Motrin are forms of ibuprofen. Both drugs are non steroidal anti-inflam ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derron Wilson
25 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
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
48 years experience Rheumatology
No: Neither metaphors nor nsaids should be mixed. Mixing results in double the toxicity but no significant benefit (if full doses of one are used alone) ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
29 years experience Pain Management
Yes: They are both anti-inflammatories. Just stay within the prescribed guidelines.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
26 years experience Psychiatry
Motrin: Take what works best for you as needed, avoiding excess or daily usage under care of your md.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: Mixing nsaids significantly increasing the risks of serious side effects. Pick one, not both.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Absolutely not: Mixing different nsaids significantly increases the risk of side effects. Pick one.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
37 years experience Pain Management
Not safe...: Both Ibuprofen and Naproxen are Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAID's). If you are taking one NSAID drug, you should not combine it with ano ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
29 years experience Pain Management
No, I would not: Consider taking Acetaminophen (tylenol) instead.
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