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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
NSAIDS: Aleve is naproxen and advil is ibuprofen. Each has their own potential benefits and you could take them together but there is no need to, and all you ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience in Anesthesiology
No : Aleve and advil are both nsaids and just not be taken together. Choose one and add tylenol (acetaminophen).
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Advil: A dose of Advil lasts from 6-8 hours. You may take another dose. Aleve effect is 12 hours and I don't think you'd have a problem taking one now with f ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: Combining nsaids increases the risks of side-effects considerably.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Advil (ibuprofen) ketoprofen: No- both are nsaid's and you will run the risk of ulceration.
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Triadafilopoulos
41 years experience in Gastroenterology
Yes: Pepcid may protect the stomach from possible damage induced by Advil (ibuprofen). Such protection however depends on the doses of each of the 2 medica ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: I would have no problem with my patients taking those drugs together.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
No it is same medici: Advil (ibuprofen) is a brand name of Ibuprofen so why will you want to take them together.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
19 years experience in Family Medicine
Look at ingredients: Generally speaking it is not a problem to combine advil (ibuprofen) and products containing acetaminophen for short time. You always want to look at t ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Skeete
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Should be fine..: There shouldn't be any cross reactivity between these two common medications. Just be careful to always eat something before you use Advil (ibuprofen) ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: There should be no issues with that combination.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Same med: They are the same thing. Please adher to daily maximum dosage recommendations.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: There should be no issues.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derron Wilson
24 years experience in 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 female asked:
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Specializes in Pediatrics
Don't alternate: I don't recommend that you alternate antipyrectics like tylenol (acetaminophen) and advil. There is too great of a risk of accidentally overdosing on ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Larson
33 years experience in Hepatology
Yes: These are different types of medications and do not interact with each other. Motrin is an NSAID which is both anti-inflammatory and for pain and fev ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience in Podiatry
Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl): I did a quick check on interactions and found none for that combination. However - always double check with the prescribing physician.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience in Pain Management
500mg/1000mg: Normal prescription dose of naprosyn in 500mg at one time. Usually no more than 1000mg per day. There are extended release forms of naprosyn as well ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Khan
29 years experience in Pediatrics
May hurt stomach: better to take one kind of medication in proper doses to avoid stomach problem and bleeding
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
25 years experience in 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
25 years experience in Psychiatry
Advil (ibuprofen): Yes there are no significant interactions.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
See below: Yes.

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