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What is better for arthritis inflammation and pain? I have been taking 3250 mg of Bufferin (aspirin) and Dr. Suggested Aleve (naproxen) 2 at night 2 at morning?

What is better for arthritis inflammation and pain? I have been taking 3250 mg of Bufferin (aspirin) and Dr. Suggested Aleve (naproxen) 2 at night 2 at morning?

See answer: I am hoping you meant to place the # 325mg NOT 3250! The latter would be way too high. I would take your doctors advice as s/he is caring for you and can best deliver advice to you situation. Generally speaking aleve (naproxen) is a good medication, but as stated, this needs to be addressed with your treating Doctor. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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What happens if you take17 aspirin and 3 aleve?

What happens if you take17 aspirin and 3 aleve?

Acute Overdose: If a person accidentally or intentionally takes a very large dose of aspirin at one time, it's called an acute overdose. Seek emergency medical attention if you have overdosed on an NSAID. ...Read more

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My husband took Aleve this morning. How long does he have to wait to take an aspirin for pain?

Now: Can take aspirin now, instead of next dose of Aleve. Do not take both going forward - the side effects are additive, the pain control less so. ...Read more

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Can I take Aleve (naproxen) and aspirin for pain?

Can I take Aleve (naproxen) and aspirin for pain?

Not a good idea: I would not mix these two meds because of a significant increase in the risk of ulcers or GI bleeds with this combination. ...Read more

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I was wondering are aspirin or Aleve (naproxen) bad for your liver?

Rarely: Aleve (naproxen) is more likely to cause liver inflammation but this is a relatively uncommon side effect. ...Read more

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Is Aleve (naproxen) a blood thinner like aspirin?

No: Aleve (naproxen) has only very mild antiplatelet activity and is not a substitute for low dose aspirin. ...Read more

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Can I take aspirin with aleve (naproxen)?

Yes, but: Both are anti inflammatory agents. Both can be tough on the stomach lining. Watch your dosage and take with food. Both can also act as blood thinners. Don't use them before or after a surgical procedure until your doctor ok's their use. ...Read more

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Took aspirin 6 hours ago is it safe to take aleve (naproxen) now? I

Took aspirin 6 hours ago is it safe to take aleve (naproxen) now? I

Yes: That should be ok if ASA has not worked for you Do note that they may have an additive effect on your stomach lining. If you already have stomach problem (gastritis, ulcer etc), consider taking an acid-controller with it. If you need to take NSAID regularly, you should discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you die from taking Aleve (naproxen) with aspirin together or too much of both together?

Can you die from taking Aleve (naproxen) with aspirin together or too much of both together?

No magic number: Long term use of alleve and/.Or Aspirin can lead to stomach ulcers, esophageal ulcers and a number of other bleeding problems. The serious consequences of these agents relates to bleeding thouhg drugs in this class (nsaids) can cause cardiac and kidney problems.
Check with your physician regarding how long and how much you should be taking and are there any alternatives. ...Read more

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Can I take an Aleve (naproxen) several hrs following a baby aspirin?

See below: Not recommended as the too meds have an additive effect on bleeding and increase GI bleed risk. ...Read more

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Excedrine migraine, tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin, and Aleve don't work for many other ideas?

Excedrine migraine, tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin, and Aleve don't work for many other ideas?

Migraine management: Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Which is better to reduce knee swelling Aleve (naproxen) or aspirin?

Which is better to reduce knee swelling Aleve (naproxen) or aspirin?

Knee swelling: Both can reduce swelling. Both have side effects on gi, heart, liver, kidney. Aleve (naproxen) may cuse more retained fluid/edema in the legs if you have hypertension. ...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

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Hve had a headache all day. Took aspirin, aleve (naproxen) and bc powder still hurts. Mainly on right front of head. Stabbing pains off and on? What is it?

Hve had a headache all day. Took aspirin, aleve (naproxen) and bc powder still hurts. Mainly on right front of head. Stabbing pains off and on? What is it?

A bad headache: That is not responding to home remedies needs professional physician evaluation. There are many things that may cause that kind of headache from sinus infections to things inside the skull like blood. Baropressure headaches from weather changes also play a role. Seek help from your physician ...Read more

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Is it better to take Meloxicam (15Mg) or Aleve for arthritis (have history of A-fib and currently taking Enalapril, Baby Aspirin, Atorvastatin)?

Is it better to take Meloxicam (15Mg) or Aleve for arthritis (have history of A-fib and currently taking Enalapril, Baby Aspirin, Atorvastatin)?

Arthritis Medication: Better to take Meloxicam or Aleve for arthritis. Have history of A-fib, taking Enalapril, Baby aspirin, atorvastatin.
Meloxicam is a prescription med. Aleve (naprosyn) is OTC does not need a doctors prescription
Meloxicam does not upset the stomach as much as Aleve but maybe not as strong an antiinflammatory as Aleve.
Follow label directions or med guideline sheet in your pharmacy pick up bag ...Read more

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What is the best/most effective otc med for tension headache? Aspirin, ibuprofen, Aleve or Tylenol (acetaminophen)? Or do they all work equally well?

What is the best/most effective otc med for tension headache? Aspirin, ibuprofen, Aleve or Tylenol (acetaminophen)? Or do they all work equally well?

Experiences: Not sure one is better than another, as Tylenol (acetaminophen) seems to have fewer stomach issues, but Aleve may work well in patients who also have migraine. Try a couple and see which you tolerate better. ...Read more

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My valproate trough level is 70? g/mL, which nsaid would be right for me? I know aspirin is not, what about ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen)?

My valproate trough level is 70? g/mL, which nsaid would be right for me? I know aspirin is not, what about ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen)?

Interaction website: General info for all:
. ***Use the following info with care; not all interactions are dangerous, and we take them into account when prescribing. Best not to stop a med after checking interaction info without calling your doctor*** A good source for drug interaction information is http://www. Webmd. Com/interaction-checker/
Neither ibuprofen nor naproxen have a listed interaction with valproate ...Read more

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Occasional bruise on leg, not large, goes away in timely manner. Sometimes I take Aleve (naproxen) or aspirin. No nosebleeds, no prob with bleeding from cuts. Not sure where they come from. 43f. Worry?

Need a blood count: While sometimes aleve (naproxen) or Aspirin can cause bruising from minor bummps that you don't notice, you should go to your doctor or a clinic, where you can obtain a blood count, to be sure that your blood cells and platelets are normal and a test of blood clotting, to be sure that it is also normal. ...Read more

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Is it safer for your body to use a daily baby aspirin for joint pain or to take one Aleve (naproxen) 1-2 times a week? Worry of bleeding risk or stroke w/BA.

Is it safer for your body to use a daily baby aspirin for joint pain or to take one Aleve (naproxen) 1-2 times a week? Worry of bleeding risk or stroke w/BA.

See a rheumatologist: Your primary doctor for rheumatoid arthritis should be a rheumatologist. A rheumatologist can detect arthritis and prescribe the proper treatment. ...Read more

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I've had a few small hives after taking ibuprofen and aspirin. Can I try aleve/naproxen? Never had swelling, breathing issues and don't have asthma.

I've had a few small hives after taking ibuprofen and aspirin. Can I try aleve/naproxen? Never had swelling, breathing issues and don't have asthma.

No: There is a cross-reactivity between Ibuprofen, asa and naproxen. If you get hives on one, the same will happen when trying the other meds. Rechallenging yourself with Naproxen may cause you to have a far worse allergic reaction next time. ...Read more

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How much pain will I have after male breast reduction surgery? I need to go back to work as soon as possible, but I can't be on heavy-duty pain meds. Will the pain after male breast reduction surgery be manageable with aspirin or aleve (naproxen)? .

How much pain will I have after male breast reduction surgery? I need to go back to work as soon as possible, but I can't be on heavy-duty pain meds. Will the pain after male breast reduction surgery be manageable with aspirin or aleve (naproxen)? .

Well tolerated: Although every patient has a different experience after surgery, most patients who undergo male breast reduction surgery tend to do very well from the discomfort standpoint. Much, of course will depend on the patient's specific procedure as well as concerns such as pain threshold. The plastic surgeon will be your best resource when it comes to more specific answers. ...Read more

Naproxen (Definition)

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


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