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Doctor insights on: Aleve Vs Ibuprofen

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Can I take naproxen 250mg with tramadol 50mg as I have ran out of ibuprofen 500mg and the pain in ankle is 10/10 pain also taking prednisolone 5mg x8 time in the morning will that have any affect?

Can I take naproxen 250mg with tramadol 50mg as I have ran out of ibuprofen 500mg and the pain in ankle is 10/10 pain also taking prednisolone 5mg x8 time in the morning will that have any affect?

Nsaids: Naprosyn (naproxen) and Ibuprofen are both NSAIDS, so you can not take both, but you may take naprosyn (naproxen) as instructed to instead of the Ibuprofen,..BUT note, it is important for continuity of care and good pt/Dr relations to inform your treating Doctor of the medications you are taking so they can be properly documented and that allows the Doctor to know how you are and stay in tuned with your case. ...Read more

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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 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: Thats 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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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.?

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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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I'm looking for an Ibuprofen and Aleve dosage chart for adults based on height/weight. I'm 6'4, 200 lbs and standard dosage doesn't cut it. Thank you!

I'm looking for an Ibuprofen and Aleve dosage chart for adults based on height/weight. I'm 6'4, 200 lbs and standard dosage doesn't cut it. Thank you!

Standard: There is no benefit for taking more than 600 mg 3 times a day or 500 mg 2 times a day even for a person of your size. If the NSAIDs are not helping consider adding acetaminophen or seeing your doctor about another agent. Taking NSAIDs at high does does come with risks so it is best to minimize your intake or use for short periods as needed. ...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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Can you alternate ibuprofen and aleve (naproxen)?

Can you alternate ibuprofen and aleve (naproxen)?

Not advisable: These agents work best by establishing and maintaining a therapeutic blood level. Starting and stopping prevents this effective level. ...Read more

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

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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Which is better for a fever: Aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen?

Which is better for a fever: Aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen?

Both are NSAIDs: Ibuprofen is a fast acting drug, therefore much better at relieving fever. ...Read more

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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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Naproxen (Definition)

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


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