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Is it safe to take Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold medicine and Aleve together?

Is it safe to take Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold medicine and Aleve together?

In general this: Would be OK. You don't want to exceed 4 grams total of Tylenol (acetaminophen) per day from all sources combined. ...Read more

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Can I take Aleve (naproxen) while on my UTI medication?

Can I take Aleve (naproxen) while on my UTI medication?

Probably: If you have a simple UTI and are on short term antibiotics, there should not be any problems. Since some antibiotics can cause stomach upset- as can alleve- I would consider separating them and especially take the alleve after a meal. ...Read more

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Safe to take Aleve (naproxen) for arthritic pain if taking BP medication?

Safe to take Aleve (naproxen) for arthritic pain if taking BP medication?

Usually: Aleve (naproxen) may occasionally raise bp. The best way to know is to monitor your BP at home with an inexpensive digital unit. ...Read more

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Which medication is better to take daily: Advil or aleve (naproxen)?

Which medication is better to take daily: Advil or aleve (naproxen)?

Number of factors: Your diagnosis, clinical individual situation, level of pain or inflammation, individual risk factors, and the past experience with NSAIDs medications. For example for low back pain Advil is recommended. For TMJ inflammation Aleve (naproxen) is better. Talk to your doctor about whether you can take NSAIDs daily. ...Read more

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Can’t take Aleve & Advil for inflammation/pain anymore due to medication overuse side effects. What can I replace with while also taking Cymbalta?

Can’t take Aleve & Advil for inflammation/pain anymore due to medication overuse side effects. What can I replace with while also taking Cymbalta?

Please repost: Please repost and state specifically what your “medication overuse side effects.” Also, please include the answer to your question given to you by the clinician who prescribed the Cymbalta; or, if you haven’t asked that person this question, please state why not, as (s)he would seem to be the natural person to ask. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for sinus migraine? Aleve Advil or tylenol (acetaminophen)?

What is the best medication for sinus migraine? Aleve Advil or tylenol (acetaminophen)?

A decongestant: Is needed too. One that doesn't raise your blood pressure. Treats the cause rather than just the headache. Excedrine migraine seems to work well for the headache. A visit to your ENT to address the source best. ...Read more

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Only OTC medication I have found to help pain of Achilles tendonitis is aleve (naproxen). However, I have to take 600 mg. Is that safe on a regular basis?

Only OTC medication I have found to help pain of Achilles tendonitis is aleve (naproxen). However, I have to take 600 mg. Is that safe on a regular basis?

Yes for short period: Of time, like 4-7 days or so. All nsaids are not recommended for anyone with kidney problems. Normal dose of aleve (naproxen) is 220 or 250 mg twice a day. For short periods of time up to 1000 mg maybe used.
I would recommend pt for stretching and splint.
If no improvement after 6 weeks, then maybe a MRI might be needed to evaluate the status of the achilles tendon. ...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 Aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen safer to take if you have high blood pressure and you are on blood pressure medication?

Is Aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen safer to take if you have high blood pressure and you are on blood pressure medication?

Both affect BP: All NSAID's, including ibuprofen and naproxen, have the potential to increase blood pressure (BP). In most people the change is small but, on occasion, a significant elevation of BP may occur. Consider monitoring your BP (call your MD staff so they can assist you in arranging for you to drop in randomly for 3-6 BP checks over the next several weeks) to see if BP is affected while on a NSAID. ...Read more

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I'm on prednisone for sinus infection. I have a leg cramp from work. Safe to take Aleve (naproxen) for pain on this medication?

I'm on prednisone for sinus infection. I have a leg cramp from work. Safe to take Aleve (naproxen) for pain on this medication?

Let your doctor know: And see what they say and have it recorded in your chart. Usually it's safe, But your doctor knows your history, other medications, medical conditions, things that would make a better decision if s/he knew about it first to then advise you on it now. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: naproxen?

See below: Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It inhibits cyclooxygenase thus reducing prostaglandin and thromboxane synthesis. ...Read more

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Is there any medication safer than naproxen?

Is there any medication safer than naproxen?

As far as NSAIDs?: Naproxen in a recent danish study proved safer for the heart than all other non steroidal ant-inflammatory drugs, even compared to placebo. It will replace some of my other go to drugs. But there are caveats. It can irritate the stomach. It does negate aspirins cardio-protection. It can cause a decrement in renal function in some patients! ...Read more

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Can I take Aleve sinus and cold with tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

Yes you can: It is safe. However, take it with food or proton pump inhibitors (prilosec) to prevent potential stomach pain. ...Read more

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Can I take aleve-d cold and sinus with tussin dm?

Yes- what symptoms?: Aleve (naproxen) d cold/sinus contains Naproxen (for pain/fever), Pseudoephedrine (nasal/sinus decongestant) limit 2 tablets/day. Swallow whole. Tussin dm liquid contains Guaifenesin /dextromethorpan (work together to suppress cough) limit 8 tablespoonsfull/day. It is safe to take these together depending on your symptoms. These are adult doses. See physician if symptoms worsen/persist for more than 7 days. ...Read more

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What drugs are still on the market--aleve, bextra, indocin, (indomethacin) motin, etc?

NSAID: Aleve, (naproxen) ingdocin, Motrin all available, need to be careful with too much consumption. ...Read more

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Can anyone provide a weight/height based chart for common drug dosages: Aleve, Ibuprofen, etc.? Thank You

Can anyone provide a weight/height based chart for common drug dosages: Aleve, Ibuprofen, etc.? Thank You

For childern: For adults they are standard doses based usually on a 70 kg man.
Always best to look up doses and double check them each time anyway. ...Read more

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Could the pain relieve drug Aleve (naproxen) have severe side effects like bleeding?

Could the pain relieve drug Aleve (naproxen) have severe side effects like bleeding?

Alleve: Is a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug like Motrin and can result in excessive bleeding. ...Read more

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Is it possible for the pain relieve drug Aleve (naproxen) to have severe side effects like bleeding?

Absolutely: Aleve (naproxen) cause causes ulcers, gastritis and significant GI bleeding, especially with longer term use. ...Read more

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I took 2 capfulls of NiteTime Cold and Flue and I tool 4 Aleve (naproxen) all under an hour... Will I be okay?

Too much: That is a lot of Aleve to take within one hour. I think you'll be all right but watch for stomach irritation and drink adequate fluids over the next eight hours. Call your physician if abdominal pain, vomiting, or black stools occur and, of course, don't take any more Aleve or cold preparations. Mild Tylenol (acetaminophen) use should be ok if needed. Consult your physician for more advice if you don't feel better. ...Read more

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Since taking Naproxen 500g twice a day and Amytriptylene 20mg at night, I have put lots of weight on. Can thes medications cause so much weight gain?

Amytriptyline: Can be associated with weight gain, but usually not at such small doses. Time to talk to your doctor about a medication switch and a lifestyle switch as medications generally don't cause weight gain all by themselves. ...Read more

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If I am pregnant and I have a really bad cold can I take Aleve (naproxen)?

If I am pregnant and I have a really bad cold can I take Aleve (naproxen)?

Yes.: Sporadic aleve (naproxen) not a problem, unless you are at term. Takes two days to clear and could enhance blood loss. Better than asa. But aleve (naproxen) will not help your cold unless you have pain, sore throat - headache, etc. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if I take nyquil cold & flu and Aleve (naproxen) together?

Probably nothing: These two drugs really do not interact you should have no problems if you take both. ...Read more

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