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A 47-year-old member asked:

can you take naproxen and ibuprofen together?

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Dr. Derron Wilson
Pain Management 25 years experience
No: I wouldn't suggest taking both Naproxen and Ibuprofen together at the same time. The are both in the same class of medications, nsaids. I would suggest taking one or the other for a few days to determine which one is more effective for you. You could alternate doses during the day, but i doubt it would add anything significantly to your results.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
No: Neither metaphors nor nsaids should be mixed. Mixing results in double the toxicity but no significant benefit (if full doses of one are used alone).

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What is the difference between aspirin, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen?

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A 46-year-old female asked:

My son had his wisdom teeth taken out yesterday. He is now running a 101.1 fever. Can I give his motrin while he is on oxycodone?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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You can but caution: Oxycodone, often given in combo with Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen)) and generally known as Percocet for pain control in situation such as dental extraction here. The tylenol (acetaminophen) should help with fever, but may not be enough (often 325mg). So, you can add another plain tylenol (acetaminophen) 325mg or motrin, but must monitor closely as infection is a concern and follow-up with the dentist is recommended. Good luck.
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Taking aleve, can you take ibuprofen and naproxen together?

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Can i take naproxen sodium & ibuprofen together?

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