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A 31-year-old male asked:

I had tylenol (acetaminophen) like 2 1/2 hours ago can i take an aleve now?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Karen Koffler
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Yes but caution: Tylenol (acetaminophen) and alleve work in distinct ways to alleviate pain. But just because they are available over-the-counter doesn't mean they are entirely safe. Always take alleve with food, do not mix tylenol (acetaminophen) with alcohol, and keep well-hydrated. Ses your doctor if you have continued need for these meds. They may alleviate symptoms, but do not get at the root cause.

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Can you take tylenol (acetaminophen) after take Aleve 9 hours previous?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes: Yes, there is no problem taking these two medications even closer together. They are both pain relievers but only aleve (naproxen) is an anti-inflammatory rx. What is to be avoided is taking two anti-inflammatory rx such as aleve (naproxen) and advil.
Last updated Aug 11, 2018

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