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

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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


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Is it safe to take nyquil cold & flu and Aleve (naproxen) together?

Is it safe to take nyquil cold & flu and Aleve (naproxen) together?

Yes: Be aware that there are different formulations of nyquil but the one you named does not duplicate Aleve (naproxen) or drugs like that. So you should be okay. ...Read more

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I have a cold/flu I have been taking 220-440mg of Aleve (naproxen) every 4-5 hours bc it seems worse at 5. Can i continue taking 1 every 4-5 hours through today?

Yes, you can: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. Nsaids (e.g.Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your pcp for reevaluation. ...Read more

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My head was hurting before i got a flu shot was it safe to take 2 Aleve (naproxen) for the pain? I think i slept wrong?

My head was hurting before i got a flu shot was it safe to take  2 Aleve (naproxen)  for the pain? I think i slept wrong?

Yes it's OK: You are ok treating your headache. However, there have been some studies which indicated that use of anti-inflammatories, even tylenol (acetaminophen) within 24 hours of an immunization may decrease the effectiveness of the shot. You might consider using non-pharmacologic methods: massage, a heating pad or pack of ice (whichever temperature seems to work best for you.) or try taking a better nap today. ...Read more

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Dr says I've been suffered plueritis pains,Aleve (naproxen) helps. Could I've gotten it from hep c. H ad no pneumonia or flu. Don't have lung fluid either.

Dr says I've been suffered plueritis pains,Aleve (naproxen) helps. Could I've gotten it from hep c. H ad no pneumonia or flu. Don't have lung fluid either.

Hepatitis C: Hepatitis C generally comes from intravenous infection. Sexual transmission is possible but not likely. Hepatitis C can cause swelling of the liver and stretching of Glissens capsule that surrounds the liver. This can sometimes cause discomfort in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen that is worse with inspiration. ...Read more

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early rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. has me taking 2 Aleve (naproxen) twice a day no other drugs yet. Is it safe to get flu shot without making joints ache more!

 early rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. has me taking 2 Aleve (naproxen) twice a day no other drugs yet. Is it safe to get flu shot without making joints ache more!

Flu shot safe: The flu shot is safe and MUCH safer than not being protected against the flu. Hope you are seeing a Rheumatologist because if you really have Rheumatoid Arthritis, even if early you need more than Aleve (naproxen) twice a day. If you are not seeing a Rheumtologist, please see one. ...Read more

Naproxen (Definition)

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


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