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A 66-year-old male asked:

Take 1 20 mg xarelto for a-fib, advised not to take 1 aleve (naproxen) nightly for anti-inflammatory help. aleve (naproxen) is not aspirin/antiplatelet so why?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Anti-platelet: Aleve (naproxen) has anti-platelet effects similar to that of aspirin. See this site for more info http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19678751
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