A 50-year-old male asked:
regarding analgesic pain management, is it safe to use nsaids such as aleve (naproxen) in conjunction with acetaminophen?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
General Practice 11 years experience
Yes: Nsaids can cause kidney and GI toxicity, Acetaminophen can cause liver toxicity. Alternating the two can minimize the dose for both classes of drug and reduce toxicity. As always, i encourage working with your doctor to optimize your pain management and medical therapy.
Anesthesiology 42 years experience
Yes: These drugs work by different mechanisms, have different side effects, and can be complementary.
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