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A member asked about a 85-year-old female:

Severe pain lower lumbar. prescribed acetaminophen/codeine 300mg/30mg every 6 hrs; was told could take aleve (naproxen) also, but unclear how many times per day?

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Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 48 years experience
2 twice a day: 2 twice a day is a reasonable/ recommeded dose. Conditions such as high blood pressure and kidney disease can alter the recommended dose of alleve. The med you are on is primarily a pain killer. You did not say what the cause of your pain is. That may also alter the medication dose and choice.
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