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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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Can I take ibuprofen and naproxen together? I took an 800mg Ibuprofen this morning and it has had no effect. Can I take a 500mg naproxen 2 hrs later?

Can I take ibuprofen and naproxen together? I took an 800mg Ibuprofen this morning and it has had no effect. Can I take a 500mg naproxen 2 hrs later?

Yes, you can: Ibuprofen 3200 mg per day (4 maximum doses of 800mg). Naproxen 1500 (3 maximum doses of 500mg). Alternate every 4-6 hours. Always talk to your doctor before combining medications. ...Read more

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Can you take naproxen and ibuprofen together?

Can you take naproxen and ibuprofen together?

No: Neither metaphors nor nsaids should be mixed. Mixing results in double the toxicity but no significant benefit (if full doses of one are used alone). ...Read more

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Can i take naproxen sodium & ibuprofen together?

Can i take naproxen sodium & ibuprofen together?

No: It is not recommended to take multiple nsaids together. There is no need or indication to take them together. Please discuss with your doctor for more guidance. ...Read more

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Ibuprofen naproxen and acetaminophen together, is this okay to take?

Ibuprofen naproxen and acetaminophen together, is this okay to take?

No: It is safe to take either Naproxen or Ibuprofen with Acetaminophen as directed, but Naproxen and Ibuprofen are both nsaids and taking them will double up on the same pathways, causing increased possibility for damage, including stomach, bleeding, and kindey issues. ...Read more

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Can you take Tylenol, Aleve, and Ibuprofen 600 MG together?

Can you take Tylenol, Aleve, and Ibuprofen 600 MG together?

Tylenol Aleve Ibup: Hello. Don't take Aleve and Ibuprofen at the same time. They are both NSAIDs. Taking both together can lead to unwanted side effects like severe stomach pain, GI bleeds, etc. Try staggering your medications. Take Ibuprofen (no more than 800mg). See how you do before taking Tylenol (max single dose 1000mg). Try Aleve and Tylenol stagger on the following day to compare your pain relief outcome. ...Read more

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If i took ibuprofen 6 hours ago, can I take a dose of naproxen to get me through the night?

If i took ibuprofen 6 hours ago, can I take a dose of naproxen to get me through the night?

Yes.: I am not sure of your dose, but a one time thing is ok. Max dose Ibuprofen is 800 four times/day and Naproxen 550 twice/day. ...Read more

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Can i take ibuprofen within 4 hours of taking 500mg naproxen?

Can i take ibuprofen within 4 hours of taking 500mg naproxen?

No: You took a high dose of naproxen, so have to wait 12 hours for another nsaid. You can take tylenol if still having pain and/or use local cold / hot compresses to relieve discomfort. ...Read more

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Naproxen (Definition)

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