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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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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 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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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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I have swollen cheeks due to piercings. (3rd day) now I dont 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 dont 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 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 and Ibuprofen are both NSAIDS, so you can not take both, but you may take naprosyn 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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Naproxen (Definition)

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