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I just started taking 1 ginkgo biloba pill for 3 days but also been taking 2-3 ibuprofen a day should I be worried about brain bleeding?

I just started taking 1 ginkgo biloba pill for 3 days but also been taking 2-3 ibuprofen a day should I be worried about brain bleeding?

Why the gingko??: Yes, one of the adverse effects is poor clotting, and the two together would likely affect coagulation to a minor extent. But who convinced you to waste your money on gingko, which has been extensively studied, and has no value in treating any medical conditions? Furthermore, consumers union surveyed 10 bottles labeled for gingko, and most had zero herb contents. ...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 took 2 800mg ibuprofen and 1 Aleve (naproxen) wil it harm me?

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 accidently took aleve-d (220mg naproxen) and 200mg of ibuprofen at the same time. Should I be concernes and what should I do?

I accidently took aleve-d (220mg naproxen) and 200mg of ibuprofen at the same time. Should I be concernes and what should I do?

Recommendation: This a little bit more than necessary, but not toxic. Drink a milk or tea, or water, not juice, to wash out extra dose. ...Read more

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I was in severe pain so I took 1, 320 mg of Aleve (naproxen) and 1, 320 of ibuprofen. What will happen if I do not get medical attention?

I was in severe pain so I took 1, 320 mg of Aleve (naproxen) and 1, 320 of ibuprofen. What will happen if I do not get medical attention?

Depends: Taking the two drugs together and at those dosages is not recommended but if just done once, nothing is likely to happen. The bigger question is whether the pain has been improved or relieved. If not, call or see your doctor. ...Read more

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I was told to take 2-3 ibuprofen 200mg every 6 hrs for a tooth extraction. I accidentally bought naxproxen (Aleve) instead. Can I take Aleve the same?

Yes, but...: Yes, both are non-steriodal antiinflamatoriy drugs. Ibuprofen would relieve pain slightly better, naproxen handles inflamation better. For the naproxen take 2 tablets every 8 hours. ...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?

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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Just took aleve, (naproxen) can I take ibuprofen?

No: Mixing nsaids significantly increasing the risks of serious side effects. Pick one, not both. ...Read more

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Can I take ibuprofen 4 hours after I taking aleve (naproxen)?

Can I take ibuprofen 4 hours after I taking aleve (naproxen)?

Yes: Yes, but just make sure you take it on a full stomach. Also, don't make it a regular occurrence. ...Read more

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Can I take 1 Aleve (naproxen) and two ibuprofen at the same time?

Can I take 1 Aleve (naproxen) and two ibuprofen at the same time?

No: Combining nsaids should be avoided because of the increased risk of serious side effects. ...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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I u took ibuprofen at 6 a.m. and its now 1 in the afternoon can u take an aleve (naproxen)?

Of course: The maximum daily dose of aleve (naproxen) is 1100 mg. Always ask your doctor for more information about medication and your individual situation. ...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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If I took an aleve (naproxen) at 4am and an ibuprofen at 1030am, can I take an aleve (naproxen) now? It's currently 9pm

If I took an aleve (naproxen) at 4am and an ibuprofen at 1030am, can I take an aleve (naproxen) now? It's currently 9pm

Yes: Yes, it would be ok to take another Aleve (naproxen), (naproxen) now. However, be careful about combining these two medications since they both act on the same way, it is not necessary to use them together. Pick one. Aleve (naproxen) should be taken every 12 hours, whereas ibuprofen can be taken every 8 hours. Hydrate yourself, since these meds taken in excess can damage your kidneys. ...Read more

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Upon advice from a friend I took 600 mg ibuprofen with a single aleve (naproxen) about 5 hours ago. Should I be worried?

Upon advice from a friend I took 600 mg ibuprofen with a single aleve (naproxen) about 5 hours ago. Should I be worried?

NO, but: Take either one of the other. It is not good to take both together. These drugs are very similar but together can additive side effects especially GI problems. Take which ever one you like but stick with the best. Also avoid alcohol with this.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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I took 800 mg ibuprofen at 730, now almost 130. I'm going to bed and was thinking of taking aleve (naproxen) pm, is this ok? I'm 250 lbs

I took 800 mg ibuprofen at 730, now almost 130. I'm going to bed and was thinking of taking aleve (naproxen) pm, is this ok? I'm 250 lbs

NSAIDs: It is OK to use NSAIDS as directed, but the caution is for long term use or if contraindications exist with pre-existing gastrointestinal disease (ulcers), kidney issues, or bleeding issues.

Recommendations are for dosing every 8 hours and should be followed, unless directed otherwise by your physician.

Alleve and Ibuprofen are both NSAIDs. ...Read more

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I just took 800mg of Ibuprofen at 7:30am PDT, can I take an Aleve (naproxen) 220mg, extreme back pain?

I just took 800mg of Ibuprofen at 7:30am PDT, can I take an Aleve (naproxen) 220mg, extreme back pain?

Don't mix these: Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (aleve) and Aspirin are all NSAID s(non steroidal antinflamatory drugs), and should not be taken together at high doses as a rule. As long as you don't have any liver issues it should be safe for you to take up to 1000mg of Tylenol (acetaminophen) three times per day. For good pain relief try alternating 800mg ibuprofen and 1000mg Tylenol every 4 hours. ...Read more

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I took one liquid gel aleve (naproxen) at 3pm Monday, can I take 1 800mg ibuprofen now at 130am Tuesday?

I took one liquid gel aleve (naproxen) at 3pm Monday, can I take 1 800mg ibuprofen now at 130am Tuesday?

Pain med dosing: No problem. Taking an ibuprofen now will be fine. Aleve (Naproxen) is usually dosed at 220 or 250 mg per pill without a prescription. The max safe daily dose of naproxen is 500 mg every 12 hours. The max safe dose for Ibuprofen is 800 mg every 8 hrs. In general, it is probably best if you stick with one or the other. Even tho it is not quite 12 hrs since the Aleve, it is fine to take ibu now. ...Read more

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I just took 800mg of Ibuprofen at 7:30am PDT, can I take an Aleve (naproxen) 220mg, as I am having extreme back pain?

I just took 800mg of Ibuprofen at 7:30am PDT, can I take an Aleve (naproxen) 220mg, as I am having extreme back pain?

Mix it up: Treat the different components of your pain with different medications and modalities. You'll get the best relief. Your back pain comes from irritation of nerves, muscles, other pain generating structures (trust me here) and no one medicine works alone. Add a dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen), apply ice, try some gentle isometric motion (squeeze and release your belly). See a doc if still in pain ...Read more

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I took 400 mg ibuprofen a few hrs ago for a bad toothache. Still in alot of pain. How long do I need to wait before taking Aleve (naproxen)?

See any dentist: If you have toothache, it is best to seek immediate help from a dentist before the problem becomes worse. But if you are not able to make it to the dentist, you can combine NSAID and Tylenol (acetaminophen) to relieve the pain every 4-6 hours. ...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?

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

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Mixing ibuprofen, Aleve (naproxen) and/or Midol interchangeably?

Yes, you can: However, always talk to your doctor before starting any new prescription or over-the-counter medication. ...Read more

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

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

Naproxen (Definition)

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


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