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Is it ok to take 2 aleve every 12 hours for a bad toothache?

Is it ok to take 2 aleve every 12 hours for a bad toothache?

Dental appointment: See your dentist for a dental examination to determine the cause and treat your dental discomfort. The dentist will prescribe pain medication if needed in addition. The pain will only be masked by self prescribing pain medication without treatment and the outcome would only be transient. ...Read more

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


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My sister took 12 aleve in a 12 hour period. She has the flu. She won't go to hospital She has stomach cramps, poison control said to take Zantac. She?

My sister took 12 aleve in a 12 hour period. She has the flu. She won't go to hospital She has stomach cramps, poison control said to take Zantac. She?

Accidental overdose: Phillip291, 12 aleve in a 12 hour period is too many! I had a patient do the same thing trying to get rid of hip pain and end up in the hospital with very bad GI bleeding. Going to the hospital would be the best but if she won't then take her aleve away and keep an eye on her for the next 24 hours for bleeding. Have her drink 2 liters of water to flush her kidneys. Its too late for zantac. ...Read more

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I took 1 Aleve this morning at 11:30, will it be okay to drink a couple beers (1 or 2) 8 hours later or sooner?

I took 1 Aleve this morning at 11:30, will it be okay to drink a couple beers (1 or 2) 8 hours later or sooner?

No: Alcohol is a poison that never did anybody any good, ever, so stay away from it.
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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?

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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Can I have a neocitran if I've taken Aleve (naproxen) about an hour ago?

Can I have a neocitran if I've taken Aleve (naproxen) about an hour ago?

Aleve (naproxen): If you are taking Aleve (naproxen) and getting benefit why are you thinking of Neocitran?
If you are not getting benefit from Aleve (naproxen), call your doctor for advice on what might be a better medicine. ...Read more

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I had tylenol (acetaminophen) like 2 1/2 hours ago can I take an aleve now?

I had tylenol (acetaminophen) like 2 1/2 hours ago can I take an aleve now?

Yes but caution: Tylenol (acetaminophen) and alleve work in distinct ways to alleviate pain. But just because they are available over-the-counter doesn't mean they are entirely safe. Always take alleve with food, do not mix tylenol (acetaminophen) with alcohol, and keep well-hydrated. Ses your doctor if you have continued need for these meds. They may alleviate symptoms, but do not get at the root cause. ...Read more

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Took 375mg of Aleve (naproxen) around 9pm, safe to take another 3 hours later?

Probably not: I would suggest that nsaids such as aleve (naproxen) be taken only with scheduled meals. ...Read more

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My 14 year old daughter took aleve this morning (5-6 hours ago). Can she take one tylenol (500mg) now?

My 14 year old daughter took aleve this morning (5-6 hours ago). Can she take one tylenol (500mg) now?

Aleve and Tylenol ok: Aleve is naproxen which is an NSAID. Tylenol is acetaminophen which is not an NSAID. It is ok to take aleve and Tylenol or ibuprofen (Advil) and Tylenol. It is not ok to have naproxen (aleve) and ibuprofen (Advil) together. People should also make sure if they are taking cold meds that they don't have these ingredients in them already. ...Read more

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I took 2 aleve 2 hours ago and I am still in pain, I also took a 20 mg prednisone how long before I feel better?

Pain: You never said what's in pain, or what's the cause of the pain. Obviously if OTC analgesics combined with steroid are not giving you relief, you require a different course of treatment. If your pain is from dental cause, see your Dentist. If from medical cause, see your Physician. You are treating symptoms, not the cause of the pain. You need more help than just self-medication. ...Read more

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Can I alternate 440 mg of aleve with extra strength Tylenol (acetaminophen)? And how many hours in between the 2? Thank you!

Can I alternate 440 mg of aleve with extra strength Tylenol (acetaminophen)? And how many hours in between the 2? Thank you!

Yes....: Yes you can alternate them. But, the Alleve can only be taken every 8 hours while you can take the acetaminophen every 4 hours (up to 3 grams daily for a healthy adult). Hope this helps. If your pain or fever is not relieved, see your doctor. ...Read more

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If I took two aleve (naproxen)s (naproxen) about an hour and a half ago and then I just took two aleve (naproxen) pm, should I be concern?

Max doses: Max doses are set based upon the maximum benefit possible from a medication (in this case, patients who take more than 500mg naproxen at a time get no more pain relief than a dose of 500mg), but side effects continue to build at higher doses. For Alleve, you are likely to get stomach upset with excess dosing, possibly kidney damage or ulcers with recurrent excess. Once though is not worrisome. ...Read more

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Aleve (naproxen) directions say you may take 2 pills IF taken within 1st hour of the 1st one...how strange. What happens if I take 2nd pill 4 hrs after 1st?

Doctor Dose: A common dose prescription written by doctors is 500 mg twice a day for Naproxen / Aleve (naproxen). Take that into account when looking at the OTC dose of 220 mg twice daily. ...Read more

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I thought I took 1 Aleve (naproxen) about 3 hours ago. I'm still in pain and just took 2 more, and now I think I took 2 instead of 1 before. Should I be worried?

No worry: The maximum adult daily dose of Alive is 1000mg. One tab = 220 mg. So far you took 880 mg. If you take medicine, always follow the doctor's instructions on how much to take ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink 8 hours after taking aleve (naproxen)?

Alcohol and Aleve (naproxen): Likely tolerated after waiting 8 hours and with modest social intake (as recommended anyway). Proceed with caution. Keep in mind that Aleve (naproxen) should always be taken with food. Note: Alcohol and Aleve (naproxen) can both increase gastritis symptoms (acidic irritation of the stomach lining). If you wait 8 hours, this should be fine. ...Read more

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Can I take aleve (naproxen) three hours after drinking a margarita?

Maybe but your risk: Yes but you are 73 years of age you have a greater risk of intestinal bleeding and the alcohol increases that risk. You woudl be safer to take occsional tylenol (acetaminophen). ALeve is an NSAID it was riskdof bleeding and wiht long term therapy risk of hypertension and decreased kidney function ...Read more

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Can I take aleve, (naproxen) if I have already taken NyQuil about 4 or 5 hours ago?

Can I take aleve, (naproxen) if I have already taken NyQuil about 4 or 5 hours ago?

Yes: NyQuil contains acetaminophen (Tylenol) for pain and/or fever, in addition to a cough suppressant and antihistamine. It is safe to take Aleve (naproxen) and NyQuil during the same time period. The combination of acetaminophen and Aleve (naproxen) is particularly helpful for relieving fever, discomfort, and/or pain. I hope you feel better! ...Read more

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Can I take 325 mg of nyquil about an hour and a half after taking 440 mg of aleve (naproxen)?

Yes that should be: Fine as you have taken 325 mg of acetaminophen and 440 mg of naproxen, which are comparable anti-inflammatories and analgesics but not in the same class. So you are fine. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I took 400mg of Aleve 7 hours ago...my tooth/temporomandibular discomfort is back. Can I take 600mg of Advil now? (I'm 6'4 310lbs)

I took 400mg of Aleve 7 hours ago...my tooth/temporomandibular discomfort is back. Can I take 600mg of Advil now? (I'm 6'4 310lbs)

Yes: At your weight meds should be OK. But pain killers will only mask symptoms, not treat the cause. Please stop popping pills and call your Dentist for help. ...Read more

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I've had on/off fever for months, but now it's been 11 days w/o relief with aleve/tylenol. Begins a few hours after I wake and I feel terrible. Ideas?

I've had on/off fever for months, but now it's been 11 days w/o relief with aleve/tylenol. Begins a few hours after I wake and I feel terrible. Ideas?

CIDP management: In my review, I did not find fever as a manifestation of cidp. However, cidp is an immunological disorder that makes you more susceptible to infections. You need to see the physician who is treating your cidp for an evaluation. If he (she) has no new suggestions, ask for a referral to an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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I took meloxicam 4 hours ago. Can I take 2 aleve (naproxen) now?

No bad interaction: There are no reported risks but pain that resists OTC efforts might merit an exam. Call your Dr to ask for advice or appointment. Not knowing what's hurting, I can't say much more. ...Read more

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Hi I took 4 aleve (naproxen) within a 8 hour period will I be fine?

Yes: As log as you no have no bleeding, stomach or allergy issues, you should be fine ...Read more

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Am I in danger if I took Aleve (naproxen) 2 hours after 200mg of advil?

Am I in danger if I took Aleve (naproxen) 2 hours after 200mg of advil?

No...: If you have good kidney functions. Drink lots of water, be mindful of the meds you take so this doesn't happen again. Take care. ...Read more

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