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can i take ibuprofen and naproxen together? i took an 800mg ibuprofen this morning and it has had no effect. can i take a 500mg naproxen 2 hrs later?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Yes, you can: Ibuprofen 3200 mg per day (4 maximum doses of 800mg). Naproxen 1500 (3 maximum doses of 500mg). Alternate every 4-6 hours. Always talk to your doctor before combining medications.

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