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which is safer ibuprofin or naproxin

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
36 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Ibuprofen: While both are viable and safe options, Ibuprofen has a lower toxicity then naproxen, safer for kidneys.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Advil (ibuprofen) + Naproxen: Both of these meds are considered NSAIDS which are notorious for causing GI problems (stomach bleeding), The maximum dose of Ibuprofen is 3.2 g, and ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Salsalate?: This drug is a derivative of aspirin, but does not have an effect on prostaglandin formation, and is generally safe for people with intolerance to oth ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
It is safe: However, you should always check with your doctor before taking any medication, even over the counter once.
A 29-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
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Roschmann
45 years experience Rheumatology
Both affect BP: All NSAID's, including ibuprofen and naproxen, have the potential to increase blood pressure (BP). In most people the change is small but, on occasion ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience Urology
See below : Ibuprofen and naproxen: both Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Though in the same class with similar benefits, risks, and potential side ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
39 years experience Podiatry
Not recommended: This would not be recommended as it would increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
No: One should neither mix metaphors nor nsaids and Ibuprofen negates the cardioprotective aspects of aspirin.

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