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A 24-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to take advil (ibuprofen) multiple times a day if i was prescribed 500 mgs of naproxen every 6 hours? i am worried because the bottle of advil (ibuprofen) says no

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
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 Naproxen 1.5g daily. Do the math. There are other better ways of managing pain than taking same meds-NSAIDs. You need to consult with a doctor that specializes in pain for more information and medication adjustment.

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Last updated Apr 18, 2019

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