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Can I take naproxen 250mg with tramadol 50mg as I have ran out of ibuprofen 500mg and the pain in ankle is 10/10 pain also taking prednisolone 5mg x8 time in the morning will that have any affect?

Can I take naproxen 250mg with tramadol 50mg as I have ran out of ibuprofen 500mg and the pain in ankle is 10/10 pain also taking prednisolone 5mg x8 time in the morning will that have any affect?

Nsaids: Naprosyn (naproxen) and Ibuprofen are both NSAIDS, so you can not take both, but you may take naprosyn (naproxen) as instructed to instead of the Ibuprofen, . BUT note, it is important for continuity of care and good pt/Dr relations to inform your treating Doctor of the medications you are taking so they can be properly documented and that allows the Doctor to know how you are and stay in tuned with your case. ...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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I take celebrex (celecoxib) with no problem. When I take aleve, advil, motrin, I break out in hives. Aren't they all nsaids? Am I alergic?

I take celebrex (celecoxib) with no problem. When I take aleve, advil, motrin, I break out in hives. Aren't they all nsaids? Am I alergic?

Yes and no: Celebrex (celecoxib) and advil are different classes of nsaids so you could be allergic to one and not the other just like you could be allergic to penicillin but not to other antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have arthitis in the neck, knees, and elbows. Which is better advil, (ibuprofen) motrin, or alieve. What woud be the recommended dosage?

I have arthitis in the neck, knees, and elbows. Which is better advil, (ibuprofen) motrin, or alieve. What woud be the recommended dosage?

Advil (ibuprofen) and Motrin R: The same. They r both ibuprofen. Aleve (naproxen) is Naproxen sodium. Nsaids are all about the same, but some seem to work better for one person than another. Try what u like; use the dose listed on the bottle. I see that I have GI problems, so b sure to continue on those meds. Take nsaids with food. Take care. ...Read more

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Are Advil, (ibuprofen) Motrin and Aleeve basically the same, just different brand names? And how can I avoid getting a sore stomach from them? I take with food.

Are Advil, (ibuprofen) Motrin and Aleeve basically the same, just different brand names? And how can I avoid getting a sore stomach from them? I take with food.

Avoid prolonged use: These products belong to a class called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: (NSAID). They should not be taken for prolonged periods or frequently. They can cause bleeding in the stomach and ulcers. If you are getting a sore stomach-you should really avoid these medications and seek medical advise. There are several other complication of prolonged use as well. ...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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I want to cleanse from the pain killers (tylenol, advil, (ibuprofen) & aleve) I've been taking for cronic headaches. How long before its all out of my system?

I want to cleanse from the pain killers (tylenol, advil, (ibuprofen) & aleve) I've been taking for cronic headaches. How long before its all out of my system?

Chronic NSAID's+Tyl: These medications won't be detectible in your system within a few days after last use. Multiple problems are associated with long term use of these medications & some can persist even after complete cessation. Chances are you have not exhausted your body's reserve in handling these medications. Don't be surprised if your gerd (profile) & headaches improve after you stop these. ...Read more

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Can I take Advil or Aleve (naproxen) or aspirin or naproxe? Iam allergic from ibuprofen

See PCP re meds?: Advil and Ibuprofen are the same thing so if you have a true allergy to the product then you cannot take an NSAID till cleared by an allergist. Aleve (naproxen) and Naproxen are the same product, they are also nsaids while Aspirin belongs to a different family of drugs and can also be used if deemed appropriate by your pcp. See your pcp to clarify as to what meds you can and cannot take. ...Read more

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Is there any muscle relaxer medication overthe counter? Don't have insurance. Ibuprofen, advil, Aleve (naproxen) doesn't work.

Is there any muscle relaxer medication overthe counter? Don't have insurance. Ibuprofen, advil, Aleve (naproxen) doesn't work.

There is none.: Muscle relaxants are typically prescription medications. These are generally prescribed based on the physician's evaluation. ...Read more

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Is ibuprofen (Advil/aleve) okay to take during stomach flu to treat headaches and cramps or will it lead to Reye's disease like aspirin?

Is ibuprofen (Advil/aleve) okay to take during stomach flu to treat headaches and cramps or will it lead to Reye's disease like aspirin?

Okay: It is okay to take ibuprofen or Naproxen while you have the stomach flu, as it will not lead to Reyes syndrome.
However, these type of medications (NSAIDs) can further irritate your stomach. I would recommend trying acetaminophen first. ...Read more

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Naproxen same as advil (ibuprofen)?

Naproxen same as advil (ibuprofen)?

Yes: Naproxen is the generic name for the drug found in aleve (naproxen). Advil and Motrin are forms of ibuprofen. Both drugs are non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and should not be used together. ...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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Last night I took Naproxen about four hours after an advil (ibuprofen). Will I get ill? How will I know? It's for retainer pain.

Last night I took Naproxen about four hours after an advil (ibuprofen). Will I get ill? How will I know? It's for retainer pain.

Should be fine: You should be fine. But it depends on how much Naproxen and Advil (ibuprofen) you took. It it is just one or two tablets of Naproxen or Advil (ibuprofen)'s then it is nothing to be worried about. But if you took large amounts of Naproxen or Advil (ibuprofen) (4-5 tablets each) than there might be some stomach pain, nausea and or vomitting. If this is the case and your experiencing these symptoms then go to an urgent care/er. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Advil (ibuprofen) multiple times a day if I was prescribed 500 mgs of naproxen every 6 hours? I am worried because the bottle of Advil (ibuprofen) says no

Is it safe to take Advil (ibuprofen) multiple times a day if I was prescribed 500 mgs of naproxen every 6 hours? I am worried because the bottle of Advil (ibuprofen) says no

Advil (ibuprofen) + Naproxen: Both of these meds are considered NSAIDS which are notorious for causing GI problems (stomach bleeding), The maximum dose of Ibuprofen is 3.2 g, and Naproxen 1.5g daily. Do the math. There are other better ways of managing pain than taking same meds-NSAIDs. You need to consult with a doctor that specializes in pain for more information and medication adjustment. ...Read more

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Can I take two Advil (ibuprofen) liquid gels (200mg.) with a naproxen (500mg.) every 12 hours?

Can I take two Advil (ibuprofen) liquid gels (200mg.) with a naproxen (500mg.) every 12 hours?

Absolutely not: Combining 2 different nsaids at once can significantly increase the risk of side-effects including ulcers and reduction of kidney function. ...Read more

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Can you die from taking 5 aleave 3 asprin and 1 advil (ibuprofen)?

Can you die from taking 5 aleave 3 asprin and 1 advil (ibuprofen)?

Over what time: If taken all at once, you can get a severe bleed in the stomach and yes, you can die., but if spread out over a longer while. It could probably be tolerated. ...Read more

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Is it normal for me to get a mild headache after football practice. It goes away when I take Advil (ibuprofen) or alieve.?

Is it normal for me to get a mild headache after football practice. It goes away when I take Advil (ibuprofen) or alieve.?

Drinking enough?: Are you drinking enough fluids? If you feel you are and you continue to experience headaches, you need to see a physician asap. It might be a good idea to have this checked out anyway. ...Read more

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I take, as directed, hydrocodone 10-325 with Tramadol 10 mg. I am out of Tramadol. Can I use Advil (ibuprofen) or alleve instead. If so how many? Thanks

Would not advise thawould not advise that combination: that combination is not something I would advise. The Advil and aleve (naproxen). at your age will put you at risk for intestinal bleeding, hypertension and decreased kidney function. I would discuss with your physician if you could get off both narcotics, and find another way to treat. You haven't told us what diagnosis you're using these medications for ...Read more

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Advil, (ibuprofen) Alleve, etc hurt my stomach (even w/food). Sometimes I need them for migraines. Someone suggested suppository versions. Is there such thing?

Advil, (ibuprofen) Alleve, etc hurt my stomach (even w/food). Sometimes I need them for migraines. Someone suggested suppository versions. Is there such thing?

Yes, but: Among NSAIDs, there's indomethacin suppositories, toradol intramuscular injections and sprix nasal spray. These might irritate your stomach, but should be less. There's also non-NSAID meds such as triptans. Plus, if you are having migraines more than 4 times a month, maybe you should be on a preventive medicine, and may be having rebound headaches. Feel free to consult to discuss further. ...Read more

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I had 1 alleve at noon. Second is supposed to be 8 pm. Can I take 2 Advil (ibuprofen) now? 200 mg : Back pain. I'm 36 yo female. Good health normal blood pressure

I had 1 alleve at noon. Second is supposed to be 8 pm. Can I take 2 Advil (ibuprofen) now? 200 mg : Back pain. I'm 36 yo female. Good health normal blood pressure

Better to take a 3rd: It is better not to mix these drugs which are called NSAIDs - non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. If necessary if your health allows you can take a 3rd alive. You need to discuss this with your physicians to be certain ti is OK with your total health picture. ...Read more

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Hi. I am a college golfer. I am just curious. For menstral cramps what is better Alieve or Advil (ibuprofen). I want something to work fast for when I golf.

Hi. I am a college golfer. I am just curious. For menstral cramps what is better Alieve or Advil (ibuprofen). I want something to work fast for when I golf.

Either one: Both Aleve (naproxen) and Advil are in the same class of medications. I would recommend trying either Advil 400mg or Aleve (naproxen) 440mg to see what works best for you and stick with it. ...Read more

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I took 2 800mg ibuprofen and 1 Aleve (naproxen) wil it harm me?

Probably not: That is a bit high on two similar drugs termed NSAIDs. You might experience some stomach upsetness at those levels but no other harm should result from one exposure like you have had. ...Read more

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I took 1 aleve this morning at 6:00 am and now it is 10:23 am, can I take 1 ibuprofen now?

Yes: Yes for this one time. Over the counter directions should be followed from on the bottle labeling.
Take with food to protect your stomach. ...Read more

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Silly question- I took one 220 mg aleve at 6:30 am, then took 2 200 mg ibuprofen at 8:30 am. Is that ok?

Silly question- I took one 220 mg aleve at 6:30 am, then took 2 200 mg ibuprofen at 8:30 am. Is that ok?

Yes: That's okay. Don't worry, you'll be just fine.
If you are having moderate to severe pain, its okay to take 600 mg ibuprofen every 6 hours, or 800 mg ibuprofen every 8 hours, max out at about 3200 mg per day by prescription but 1200 with OTC dosing. Doses are within a safe range for around 10 days.
Naproxen max 660 OTC 1500 Rx. Double the dose of naproxen you take to calculate ibuprofen equivalent ...Read more

Naproxen (Definition)

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


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