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Aleve and tylenol (acetaminophen) together, safe?

Aleve and tylenol (acetaminophen) together, safe?

If you do: Would consider alternating them, and not taking the maximum allowable dose for each, rather take less 25% less than that. If you have hepatitis or bad liver would not take tylenol; or bad kidney or allergies to anti-inflammatory medicine/aspirin, would not take aleve (naproxen). ...Read more

Naproxen (Definition)

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


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Can I take aleve with tylenol (acetaminophen) 1's?

Can I take aleve with tylenol (acetaminophen) 1's?

Aleve (naproxen): Yes. Make sure you are taking the appropriate dose at the right intervals. ...Read more

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How many Aleve can I take in a day? Or is Tylenol (acetaminophen) better!

How many Aleve can I take in a day? Or is Tylenol (acetaminophen) better!

2 a day: Per instructions on the package unless directed differently by your doctor. If it is not helping then see your doctor. ...Read more

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I had tylenol (acetaminophen) like 2 1/2 hours ago can I take an aleve now?

Yes but caution: Tylenol (acetaminophen) and alleve work in distinct ways to alleviate pain. But just because they are available over-the-counter doesn't mean they are entirely safe. Always take alleve with food, do not mix tylenol (acetaminophen) with alcohol, and keep well-hydrated. Ses your doctor if you have continued need for these meds. They may alleviate symptoms, but do not get at the root cause. ...Read more

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My pain is severe. I took 2 aleve. Would it be ok to take 1 Tylenol (acetaminophen) extra strength?

My pain is severe. I took 2 aleve. Would it be ok to take 1 Tylenol (acetaminophen) extra strength?

No reports: Dangerous interactions are not listed, but you may want to see a professional for any severe pain especially if it is new. At least ask a pharmacist for an opinion about your condition as viewed by them. ...Read more

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My 14 year old daughter took aleve this morning (5-6 hours ago). Can she take one tylenol (500mg) now?

My 14 year old daughter took aleve this morning (5-6 hours ago). Can she take one tylenol (500mg) now?

Aleve and Tylenol ok: Aleve is naproxen which is an NSAID. Tylenol is acetaminophen which is not an NSAID. It is ok to take aleve and Tylenol or ibuprofen (Advil) and Tylenol. It is not ok to have naproxen (aleve) and ibuprofen (Advil) together. People should also make sure if they are taking cold meds that they don't have these ingredients in them already. ...Read more

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Can I alternate 440 mg of aleve with extra strength Tylenol (acetaminophen)? And how many hours in between the 2? Thank you!

Can I alternate 440 mg of aleve with extra strength Tylenol (acetaminophen)? And how many hours in between the 2? Thank you!

Yes....: Yes you can alternate them. But, the Alleve can only be taken every 8 hours while you can take the acetaminophen every 4 hours (up to 3 grams daily for a healthy adult). Hope this helps. If your pain or fever is not relieved, see your doctor. ...Read more

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While on lexapro can I take tylenol (acetaminophen)? Why isn't aleve safe?

While on lexapro can I take tylenol (acetaminophen)? Why isn't aleve safe?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) is ok: Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (such as lexapro) may enhance the antiplatelet effect of NSAID (such as Aleve/Advil). NSAID may diminish the therapeutic effect of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. That being said, many of my patients take both with no problems. ...Read more

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I've had on/off fever for months, but now it's been 11 days w/o relief with aleve/tylenol. Begins a few hours after I wake and I feel terrible. Ideas?

I've had on/off fever for months, but now it's been 11 days w/o relief with aleve/tylenol. Begins a few hours after I wake and I feel terrible. Ideas?

CIDP management: In my review, I did not find fever as a manifestation of cidp. However, cidp is an immunological disorder that makes you more susceptible to infections. You need to see the physician who is treating your cidp for an evaluation. If he (she) has no new suggestions, ask for a referral to an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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Is mobic any stronger than tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve?

Is mobic any stronger than tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve?

Depends on patient: Mobic (meloxicam) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent (nsiad). Aleve (naproxen) is also an nsaid. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not an anti-inflammatory medicine. Mobic lasts longer and in most cases needs to be taken once daily. Patients react differently to nsaids. So the efficacy frequently is patient dependent. ...Read more

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Can you alternate Aleve with tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil?

Can you alternate Aleve with tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil?

Aleve (naproxen): And advil are from the same family of drugs and can irritate your stomach if you combine them. Alternate tylenol (acetaminophen) with either aleve or advil. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold medicine and Aleve together?

Is it safe to take Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold medicine and Aleve together?

In general this: Would be OK. You don't want to exceed 4 grams total of Tylenol (acetaminophen) per day from all sources combined. ...Read more

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I took 3 tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 Advil and 3 Aleve all together is that bad?

I took 3 tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 Advil and 3 Aleve all together is that bad?

Dosing: Hello. We will need to know the exact doses in mg to be able to answer your question dear. Do not hesitate to seek immediate medical help if you develop any unusual symptoms. ...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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Tylenol (Definition)

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Acetaminophen (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more