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A 32-year-old female asked:

I threw my back out this morning. i took two aleve (naproxen) at 8am . it is now 1:25p and i am still in pain... can i take another one?

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
A Verified Doctoranswered
38 years experience
Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen is more effective, can be taken 4 times a day. Local heat will help. aleve (naproxen) is taken 10-12hr apart.
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