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A 51-year-old female asked about a 75-year-old female:

I'm taking aleve 2 to 3 times a day would it be less stress on my stomach to take naproxen 375 once or twice a day ?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 39 years experience
Aleve (naproxen): they are actually pretty much interchangeable but there may be a difference in the dissolution rate. you cold try and see if one is better tolerated than the other
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
A Verified Doctoranswered
45 years experience
Naproxen vs Aleve (naproxen): There will be little difference - except the strength of the Naprosyn (naproxen) Tablet will take longer to dissolve and its residence in the stomach is one major variable for gastritis.
Dr. Mohammad Khan
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Same thing: Aleve and naproxen are the same medications. The dose may be different but the stress on your stomach may be the same

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