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I took 800 mg ibuprofen at 730, now almost 130. I'm going to bed and was thinking of taking aleve (naproxen) pm, is this ok? I'm 250 lbs

I took 800 mg ibuprofen at 730, now almost 130. I'm going to bed and was thinking of taking aleve (naproxen) pm, is this ok? I'm 250 lbs

NSAIDs: It is OK to use NSAIDS as directed, but the caution is for long term use or if contraindications exist with pre-existing gastrointestinal disease (ulcers), kidney issues, or bleeding issues.

Recommendations are for dosing every 8 hours and should be followed, unless directed otherwise by your physician.

Alleve and Ibuprofen are both NSAIDs. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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Can I alternate between naproxen and ibuprofen?

Can I alternate between naproxen and ibuprofen?

Technically yes: The bigger question is why would you want to do it? It serves no purpose and it is better therapeutically to stick with one of them. ...Read more

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Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) and naproxen together?

Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) and naproxen together?

Yes, you can: Taking both at once should be OK, but taking too many NSAID's, every day for several weeks or months can cause damage. Always talk to your doctor before combining medications. ...Read more

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Can I take ibuprofen within 4 hours of taking 500mg naproxen?

Can I take ibuprofen within 4 hours of taking 500mg naproxen?

No: You took a high dose of naproxen, so have to wait 12 hours for another nsaid. You can take tylenol (acetaminophen) if still having pain and/or use local cold / hot compresses to relieve discomfort. ...Read more

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Can I take ibuprofen 4 hours after I taking aleve (naproxen)?

Can I take ibuprofen 4 hours after I taking aleve (naproxen)?

Yes: Yes, but just make sure you take it on a full stomach. Also, don't make it a regular occurrence. ...Read more

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Can I take 1 Aleve (naproxen) and two ibuprofen at the same time?

Can I take 1 Aleve (naproxen) and two ibuprofen at the same time?

No: Combining nsaids should be avoided because of the increased risk of serious side effects. ...Read more

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Can I take 2 ibuprofen 12 hours after I've taken an Aleve (naproxen)?

Can I take 2 ibuprofen 12 hours after I've taken an Aleve (naproxen)?

Bad idea: Do not mix NSAIDS: use either Aleve (naproxen) or Advil- not both: taking a double dose of NSAIDS can lead to gastric irritation/bleeding. If you have inadvertently taken both, wait 8 hrs and flood yourself with 8-10 glasses of water. ...Read more

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I've taken ibuprofen and it has not help. Can I take a 550mg naproxen?

I've taken ibuprofen and it has not help. Can I take a 550mg naproxen?

NSAID: I would not immediately take the naproxen. Two NSAID's together increases your risk. I would wait at least 4-6 hours. ...Read more

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My husband took 2 ibuprofen and 1 Naprosyn (naproxen).. Should I be concerned?

My husband took 2 ibuprofen and 1 Naprosyn (naproxen).. Should I be concerned?

NSAID: He has taken too much NSAID. I would be concerned if he has heartburn, bleeding from stomach, nausea etc... I would just watch and see how he does ...Read more

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If I took ibuprofen 6 hours ago, can I take a dose of naproxen to get me through the night?

Yes.: I am not sure of your dose, but a one time thing is ok. Max dose Ibuprofen is 800 four times/day and Naproxen 550 twice/day. ...Read more

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I u took ibuprofen at 6 a.m. and its now 1 in the afternoon can u take an aleve (naproxen)?

Of course: The maximum daily dose of aleve (naproxen) is 1100 mg. Always ask your doctor for more information about medication and your individual situation. ...Read more

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I took Aleve (naproxen) at noon today how long do I have to wait untill I can take Advil or ibuprofen?

I took Aleve (naproxen) at noon today how long do I have to wait untill I can take Advil or ibuprofen?

Meds: Depens (penicillamine) for what you are taking, also depens (penicillamine) on dose of both of them. But safest at least 8hours, best after meal. ...Read more

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Took 800mg ibuprofen for pain and 325mg naproxen at same time. Did not mean to mix them. Am I going to be ok?

Took 800mg ibuprofen for pain and 325mg naproxen at same time. Did not mean to mix them. Am I going to be ok?

You should be OK: But, try to be w/ someone so that if you feel anything troubling, you can be helped at Urgent Care or an ER. There are no reported interactions but that's high doses and you can feel gastric symptoms and very groggy. Find a way to prevent such mistakes if porrible - it's good you noticed but prevention is best! Pain mgmt needs advice from Dr. Ask! Be well! ...Read more

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If I took 1200 mg. Of Ibuprofen yesterday around 2 p.m., Can I take 500 mg. Of Naproxen now at 9:33 a.m. today?

Yes: Hi. While it is not adviseable to take more than 800mg in a single dose of Ibuprofen, this medication is dosed every 8h. This means that more than 18h after your last dose, it is safe to dose with Naproxen 500mg ...Read more

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If I took an aleve (naproxen) at 4am and an ibuprofen at 1030am, can I take an aleve (naproxen) now? It's currently 9pm

If I took an aleve (naproxen) at 4am and an ibuprofen at 1030am, can I take an aleve (naproxen) now? It's currently 9pm

Yes: Yes, it would be ok to take another Aleve (naproxen), (naproxen) now. However, be careful about combining these two medications since they both act on the same way, it is not necessary to use them together. Pick one. Aleve (naproxen) should be taken every 12 hours, whereas ibuprofen can be taken every 8 hours. Hydrate yourself, since these meds taken in excess can damage your kidneys. ...Read more

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Upon advice from a friend I took 600 mg ibuprofen with a single aleve (naproxen) about 5 hours ago. Should I be worried?

Upon advice from a friend I took 600 mg ibuprofen with a single aleve (naproxen) about 5 hours ago. Should I be worried?

NO, but: Take either one of the other. It is not good to take both together. These drugs are very similar but together can additive side effects especially GI problems. Take which ever one you like but stick with the best. Also avoid alcohol with this.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been taking naproxen 500 twice a day for some time and can not find it here where I am can I take ibuprofen 600 instead?

Yes: Take the Ibuprofen 3 times daily with meals. You can substitute Aleve 2 tablets twice daily for the prescription naproxen. The dose of Aleve will give you 440 mg of Naproxen twice daily. ...Read more

Naproxen (Definition)

Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It inhibits cyclooxygenase thus reducing ...Read more


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