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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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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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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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After knee replacement can I take Aleve and extra strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) to get off Narco?

After knee replacement can I take Aleve and extra strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) to get off Narco?

Narcotic use.: Definitely you can switch to aleve and tylenol (acetaminophen) once the need for the narcotics for acute, severe post operative pain
diminishes. The pain does diminishes over time as the wound heals. ...Read more

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What medicine works the best for pinched nerve in the leg? Can robaxin help? I have ibuprofen, naproxen and extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen)...Which one?

What medicine works the best for pinched nerve in the leg? Can robaxin help? I have ibuprofen, naproxen and extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen)...Which one?

Sciatica: All of the medications that you have listed can be used to help with neuropathic leg pain. I suggest an anti-inflammatory (naproxen, ibuprofen, etc.) and muscle relaxant (robaxin). ...Read more

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I took 3 Aleve at once, I am scared what will happen?

Wait it out: Why did you take three pills? If you were trying to hurt yourself, you need to seek counseling. Taking three pills once will not do lasting damage, however why you did that needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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I took 3 Aleve at once, I was wondering what will happen?

Well: Usually this is OK to do once. When taking more than the over the counter dose consult a physician in person you can do a Healthtap visit and get specific advice ...Read more

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I took 2 aleve at 4pm, and now took 2 more pills at 11:45pm - the bottle says no more than 3 pills in a day. I'm 5'0" and 100lbs. Am I going to be ok?

You should be fine: But always read package instructions before taking any medication. This package probably said take ONE pill at a time. If you didn't have any stomach discomfort, you are lucky. WIth any of the NSAIDs be sure you have food in your stomach. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is celebrex (celecoxib) safer than aleve?

Is celebrex (celecoxib) safer than aleve?

Yes: Less GI damage, especially in people over age 51.
Cardiac risk has been controversial - possibly noted if 200 mg taken twice a day, but not if 400 mg taken once a day. ...Read more

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What is safer? Celebrex (celecoxib) or aleve?

See details: Celebrex (celecoxib) has a much lower risk for GI irritation than aleve. However, aleve may have a lower cardiac risk although the risk for Celebrex (celecoxib) may be extremely low as well. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 3 aleves (naproxen) at a time?

No: This is considered an overdose of the medication. If you are having that much pain and inflammation, consult your doctor for a proper dosage of medicine or a prescription. ...Read more

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What happens if you take too much aleve (naproxen)?

No!: Can cause kidney problems as well as bleeding it the gastrointestinal system (e.g. Stomach). ...Read more

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What happens when someone takes too much aleve (naproxen)?

Serious problems: He or she can end up with serious toxicity from the med including ulcers, GI bleeds and compromise of kidney function. ...Read more

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How to taper off aleve (naproxen)?

Taper not necessary: You do not have to taper this med. ...Read more

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Aleve (naproxen) for swelling, okay?

Aleve (naproxen) for swelling, okay?

Possibly: What kind of swelling. It depends on the cause. ...Read more

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Is Aleve (naproxen) an anticoagulant?

Not really: Aleve (naproxen) has only minimal antiplatelet activity. ...Read more

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Can I take mucinex d and aleve at the same time?

Can I take mucinex d and aleve at the same time?

Interactions?: Yes, this is a common combination for treatment of cold symptoms. You might prefer to take with food to minimize nausea, particularly the Aleve. You could also take an hour or so apart if taking all that medicine at once causes nausea.
Feel better soon. ...Read more

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What would happen if I crushed and aleve and mixed with water and took it?

No problems: Aleve has a long half life, it is not a special form of the pill/capsule that makes it last long, so crushing it and swallowing it will not effect it. This is commonly done to persons with swallowing difficulties or feeding tubes. ...Read more

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My cycle started today, and I just took 4 aleve at once, is that bad? What will happen to me?

Aleve/menses: Taking 4 aleve today probably will treat your pain and discomfort today without side effects. No further med should be taken today and 24 hrs from now. Sometimes in some people bleeding/bruising can occur, emesis, diarrhea. Just observe for now. ...Read more

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I took 3 aleve and 2 midols in the same day before the affects could wear off, will I overdoes?

No, UR are pretty saf: These doses are not all that high to worry about overdosing. You are pretty safe if you do not do this again. ...Read more

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I have took 2 Aleve two days in a row and have had the worst case of gastritis since (going on day 5).how can I heal it?

See clinician: You can try an H2 Blocker along with mylanta / maalox. However, if your symptoms are that severe, you should see your clinician asap to evaluate for a possible peptic ulcer. ...Read more

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Celebrex (celecoxib) is it better than aleve?

Less side effects: Causes less gastrointestinal side effects like bleeding and is fda approved for pain due to arthritis. ...Read more

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What does celebrex (celecoxib) have that Aleve doesn't have?

What does celebrex (celecoxib) have that Aleve doesn't have?

See details: The are different nsaids. Naproxen is a proprionic acid derivative while Celebrex (celecoxib) is a cox 2 inhibitor. There one common feature is there anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties. Celebrex (celecoxib) has less GI risk and Naproxen may possibly have less cardiac risk. ...Read more

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What happens if you take17 aspirin and 3 aleve?

What happens if you take17 aspirin and 3 aleve?

Acute Overdose: If a person accidentally or intentionally takes a very large dose of aspirin at one time, it's called an acute overdose. Seek emergency medical attention if you have overdosed on an NSAID. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take aleve, while on zoloft (sertraline)?

Drug interactions: There is a possible drug interaction. Per Drugs. Com drug interaction checker- "Using sertraline together with naproxen may increase the risk of bleeding. The interaction may be more likely if you are elderly or have kidney or liver disease". That does not mean you shouldn't take them both - but be aware of that risk. ...Read more

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Anything when taking aleve (naproxen)?

Question unclear: Naproxyn, like other similar compounds may produce abdominal pain and upper GI bleeding, and can predispose to cardiovascular events which can be life-threatening. Can also interfere with some anti-depressants. ...Read more

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