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Naproxen (Definition)

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


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Took 2 aleve (naproxen) this morning. then 12 hours later to 2 more by mistake. will I be OK?

Took 2 aleve (naproxen) this morning. then 12 hours later to 2 more by mistake. will I be OK?

Yes: The usual dosage for this medication is one tablet twice daily. Doubling the dose accidentally will not be harmful, however, you should not continue the higher dose without notifying your primary care physician. He/she is in a better position to understand your entire health picture that would include other medications that you are taking and other health conditions that may place you at risk. ...Read more

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I've taken 12 220mg aleve (naproxen) in the past four hours to aleviate a pain in my tooth. Should I be okay?

I've taken 12 220mg aleve (naproxen) in the past four hours to aleviate a pain in my tooth. Should I be okay?

NO: You have actually taken a fairly toxic dose of naproxyn sodium: 12x 220mg= 2640 mg ( 2.64 grams). Maximum daily dose of this medicine is 1,500 mg ( 500 mg 3x/day)- in severe cases. Go to the ER now- you have inadvertently poisoned yourself. ...Read more

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I took 3 200mg Aleve (naproxen) this morning. It has been 12 hours and I'm wondering if I can now take 3 Advil? Horrible head cold pain

I took 3 200mg Aleve (naproxen) this morning. It has been 12 hours and I'm wondering if I can now take 3 Advil? Horrible head cold pain

Yes, you can: Bad headache always represents a particular diagnostic challenge. See your doctor or a headache specialist for evaluation, diagnosis and proper treatment. Take care. ...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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How many hours after taking naproxen can u take aleve?

How many hours after taking naproxen can u take aleve?

12 hours: Aleve is naproxen, so you are talking about the same drug. The dosing interval is 12 hours. If you need something extra for discomfort you can take 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) every 6 hours for the next 2-3 days only. Beyond that, consult your doctor about management. ...Read more

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