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Can you take naproxen and tylenol (acetaminophen) together?

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Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 20 years experience
500mg/1000mg: Normal prescription dose of naprosyn in 500mg at one time. Usually no more than 1000mg per day. There are extended release forms of naprosyn as well. It is not recommended to take more than 1000mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) at one time and no more than 3000mg per day.
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Yes: The advice is not to take two nsaids together, but tylenol (acetaminophen) is not a NSAID so it can be taken with Naproxen an nsaid. We often add tylenol (acetaminophen) to an NSAID help improve pain relief.

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A 55-year-old female asked:

How much naproxen and tylenol (acetaminophen) can you take together at once?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 20 years experience
500mg/1000mg: Normal prescription dose of naprosyn in 500mg at one time. Usually no more than 1000mg per day. There are extended release forms of naprosyn as well. It is not recommended to take more than 1000mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) at one time and no more than 3000mg per day.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Is it okay to take naproxen 500 and tylenol (acetaminophen)?

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Yes, but: Yes, but no more than 3000 mg tylenol (acetaminophen) per day - if your liver is normal.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Naproxen and then acetaminophen, is this okay to take?

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Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
Pain Management 30 years experience
Yes: Naproxen is an nsaid's (non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications) are very effective for mild to moderate pain. They work by inhibiting the inflammatory cascade. They work throughout the entire body. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is also a pain reliever for mild to moderate pain. The 2 medications work by different pathways and therefore can be taken together - i would suggest alternating the two.

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