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Should you go to the ER if you take 20 Aleve (naproxen) in one day?

Should you go to the ER if you take 20 Aleve (naproxen) in one day?

Seeking Attention: Yes. Or you should go see your doctor today. You have already been well advised of our opinions about attempting to harm yourself. We take your threats seriously, even if you feel like bragging that you went ahead and attempted to harm yourself. I would add today that your reaching out means that you really do not want to die. Let's use that to have you get brave and ask for help in person. Read more

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Took 2 Aleve (naproxen) at 11am, and one at 10pm same day, when is the next safe time I can take, and is taking 2 at same time bad?

Took 2 Aleve (naproxen) at 11am, and one at 10pm same day, when is the next safe time I can take, and is taking 2 at same time bad?

About 12 hours...: Should take approximately 12 hours apart. Aleve is naproxen 220 mg. It is fine to take 2 Aleve at a time as long as you are hydrated and do not have underlying kidney disease or take large doses of diuretics. Read more

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Have a headache today. Is it safe to take an Aleve (naproxen) or Advil twice in one day, to make it go away?

Have a headache today. Is it safe to take an Aleve (naproxen) or Advil twice in one day, to make it go away?

Yes: Aleve (naproxen) can be taken twice per day and advil can be take three times per day. These should snot be taken together. Use one or the other. If the headache persists then see your pcp. Read more

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Is 2500mg of the 500mg of naproxen too much to take in one day? I'm in a lot of pain in my back from arthritis and its making my legs hurt.

Is 2500mg of the 500mg of naproxen too much to take in one day? I'm in a lot of pain in my back from arthritis and its making my legs hurt.

Too much: Yes, 2500 mg of naproxen is too much. Ask your doctor for a different pain reliever. If the back pain radiates down in to the leg (s), sciatica and spinal stenosis need to be considered in the differential diagnosis. Read more

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What can one take instead aleve (naproxen). If it affects your kidney?

What can one take instead aleve (naproxen). If it affects your kidney?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Tylenol (acetaminophen) or acetominophen can be a safer drug for older patients to take. If you have liver disease or drink heavily you should check with your doctor first as it can affect the liver in high doses or in certain conditions. Read more

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I took one aleve 4hrs ago. Can I take my 15mg Meloxicam now?

I took one aleve 4hrs ago. Can I take my 15mg Meloxicam now?

Better wait 4 more: Hours, the two are NSAIDs and side effects can be an issue if taken too soon. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) can be used in the interim to control pain/fever if you wish, have a good day Read more

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Could you take two Aleve (naproxen) if one is not strong enough?

Could you take two Aleve (naproxen) if one is not strong enough?

With doctor order.: 2 aleve (naproxen) are the equivalent of 440mg of Naproxen sodium. Prescription strength Naproxen is 500mg. So it is possible to use under the prescription or recommendation of your physician. 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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Aleve (naproxen) directions say you may take 2 pills IF taken within 1st hour of the 1st one...how strange. What happens if I take 2nd pill 4 hrs after 1st?

Doctor Dose: A common dose prescription written by doctors is 500 mg twice a day for Naproxen / Aleve (naproxen). Take that into account when looking at the OTC dose of 220 mg twice daily. Read more

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Can I take Tylenol (acetaminophen) sinus congestion and pain after taking one aleve?

Yes: Yes you can. Tylenol (acetaminophen) sinus congestion should not have a non-steroidal anti inflammatory (which aleve is) in it. Read more

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I was getting a migraine so I till an Aleve (naproxen) one hour ago. Can I take one Excedrin migraine now to help my was stop hurting or another aleve (naproxen)?

Can take: Aleve (naproxen) again, but take two tablets 220mg per day. I would not take aleve (naproxen) long term unless your doctor advises you to do so. If you have migraine days more than four days per month or if the ones you have do not respond to "abortive" therapies at home, see your doctor. Do not let them prescribe you anything thing with butalbital in it! Read more

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What should I do? About 5 nights ago, I took 15 pills of Aleve (naproxen) when you're only supposed to take one. Ever since then I've had no appetite, I've been having constant sharp pains in my stomach, and whenever I try to eat I end up throwing it up.

What should I do? About 5 nights ago, I took 15 pills of Aleve (naproxen) when you're only supposed to take one. Ever since then I've had no appetite, I've been having constant sharp pains in my stomach, and whenever I try to eat I end up throwing it up.

Even: Even taking a typical dose of Aleve (naproxen) on an empty stomach can cause gastritis and stomach upset, let alone 15. You need to see a doctor to discuss your stomach trouble. You may need a course of acid blockers and a non-acidic bland diet to give your stomach a chance to heal. Also, why did you take so many pills? If you were attempting to hurt yourself, you need to contact a doctor right away for help. It is not safe to use medication other than how it is directed to be used. Read more

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