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How long could i take the max dose of Aleve (naproxen) for maximal anti-inflammatory effectiveness. 1100mg per day, OTC 3 tabs q12hs?

How long could i take the max dose of Aleve (naproxen) for maximal anti-inflammatory effectiveness. 1100mg per day, OTC 3 tabs q12hs?

Several weeks: You don't need the max dose to get the max effect. If used to relieve symptoms of arthritis 2 tab bid time contingent or around the clock. You also get the analgesic benefit for mild to moderate pain. Take in consideration that you may experience serious side effects during treatment with this medicine. Make sure that your doctor check your progress at regular visits. ...Read more

Naproxen (Definition)

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


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I'm prescribed mobic (meloxicam) 15mg 1x a day, and it's not working. I haven't taken a dose since 6pm yesterday. Is it safe to try OTC naproxen today instead?

Yes: NSAIDS differ in responses in different people. It is rational to try different ones before giving up on them. Also some require more than just a day or two to see if they,'re effective. Newer ones like Celebrex (celecoxib) are easier on the gastrointestinal track in some but not all people. ...Read more

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How long after I took a dose of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) do I have to wait to take some Aleve?

How long after I took a dose of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) do I have to wait to take some Aleve?

Avoid this: Since you are already taking Ibuprofen you should not take aleve. They are both nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs and should not be taken together at the same time. If you are having fever take aspirin or tylenol (acetaminophen) or drink fluids and let the antibiotic start to work. ...Read more

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How many aleve OTC equal a anaprox (naproxen)?

See below: One tablet (220mg of naproxen sodium) of Aleve contains 200 mg of naproxen which is the active ingredient. An Anaprox tablet (275 mg naproxen sodium) contains 250 mg of naproxen, therefore 1 tablet of Anaprox is equivalent to 1 &ΒΌ (1.25) tablets of Aleve. ...Read more

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Can i combine Aleve and tylenol (acetaminophen) to help relieve my toothache? If not, which OTC pain killer is best for my toothache?

Yes: Yes, in fact those two in combination work quite well. When the pain progresses, often times no pain medications will "make a dent" in it. You should interpret your pain as a warning sign and be evaluated before it progresses to a dental emergency. An alternative to aleve (naproxen) is ibuprofen. Either of these are probably your best otc options. ...Read more

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I took 2 Aleve (naproxen) around 10 1 5 mg Percocet around 11 and 1 high dose Ibprophen around 130 is that bad?

It depends: You must be in lot of pain. And you have strong prescription medicine. Aleve and Ibuprofen are NSAIDs. 4 to 6 hours apart are ok. Percocet has Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Narcotic analgesic. But if you are taking it frequently and daily , there is a good chance you may get dependent on it. ...Read more

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