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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

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 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?

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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Is it problematic to take hydrocodone, ibuprofen, and naproxen sodium or aspirin at the same time?

Is it problematic to take hydrocodone, ibuprofen, and naproxen sodium or aspirin at the same time?

Yes: dangerous: Why do you need to take all of this?. Consult with your physician immediately. ...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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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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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 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 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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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 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 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 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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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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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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What to do if I have been taking naproxen 500 twice a day for some time and can not find it here where I am can I take ibuprofen 600 instead?

Yes: Take the Ibuprofen 3 times daily with meals. You can substitute Aleve 2 tablets twice daily for the prescription naproxen. The dose of Aleve will give you 440 mg of Naproxen twice daily. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Advil (ibuprofen) multiple times a day if I was prescribed 500 mgs of naproxen every 6 hours? I am worried because the bottle of Advil (ibuprofen) says no

Is it safe to take Advil (ibuprofen) multiple times a day if I was prescribed 500 mgs of naproxen every 6 hours? I am worried because the bottle of Advil (ibuprofen) says no

Advil (ibuprofen) + Naproxen: Both of these meds are considered NSAIDS which are notorious for causing GI problems (stomach bleeding), The maximum dose of Ibuprofen is 3.2 g, and Naproxen 1.5g daily. Do the math. There are other better ways of managing pain than taking same meds-NSAIDs. You need to consult with a doctor that specializes in pain for more information and medication adjustment. ...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 have swollen cheeks due to piercings. (3rd day) now I don't know which is best to take ibuprofen or naproxen 550mg. Which is best to reduce swelling?

I have swollen cheeks due to piercings. (3rd day) now I don't know which is best to take ibuprofen or naproxen 550mg. Which is best to reduce swelling?

Ibuprofen: They are essentially cousins. Ibuprofen starts working more quickly, but doesn't last as long so you have to repeat the dose more often. Naproxen takes longer to reach it effectiveness, but lasts longer so you don't have to take it as often. Ice might help more with the swelling. Are you sure you do not have an infection? Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Can I take aleve, (naproxen) ibuprofen, or nyquil to relieve nausea from morphine? Thanks in advance.

Can I take aleve, (naproxen) ibuprofen, or nyquil to relieve nausea from morphine? Thanks in advance.

No.: Aleve, (naproxen) Ibuprofen can actually worsen the GI upset. Antiemetics are usually prescribed by physicians. Morphine is prescribed by a physician. Person should consult with the doctor that prescribed the morphine and let them know about the side effects to either get medication for the nausea or change the pain medication. ...Read more

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I am allergic to ibuprofen can I take naproxen (aleve) for back pain although it's a nsaid family?

No.: You cannot take any NSAID if you are allergic to ibuprofen. That includes Aleve and aspirin and BC powder OTC. You may take Tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetamenophen). Try ice packs alternating with heat. ...Read more

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Had dental work today. Took two aleve (naproxen) afterwards at 1pm and two more at 5pm. At 930 pm my head is pounding. Can I take an ibuprofen 800 now?

Yes, you can: However, if you need additional pain relief, you can combine aleve with Tylenol (acetaminophen). Always talk to your doctor before combining any medications. ...Read more

Naproxen (Definition)

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


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