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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

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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Silly question- I took one 220 mg aleve at 6:30 am, then took 2 200 mg ibuprofen at 8:30 am. Is that ok?

Silly question- I took one 220 mg aleve at 6:30 am, then took 2 200 mg ibuprofen at 8:30 am. Is that ok?

Yes: Thats okay. Don't worry, you'll be just fine.
If you are having moderate to severe pain, its okay to take 600 mg ibuprofen every 6 hours, or 800 mg ibuprofen every 8 hours, max out at about 3200 mg per day by prescription but 1200 with OTC dosing. Doses are within a safe range for around 10 days.
Naproxen max 660 OTC 1500 Rx. Double the dose of naproxen you take to calculate ibuprofen equivalent ...Read more

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I'm looking for an Ibuprofen and Aleve dosage chart for adults based on height/weight. I'm 6'4, 200 lbs and standard dosage doesn't cut it. Thank you!

I'm looking for an Ibuprofen and Aleve dosage chart for adults based on height/weight. I'm 6'4, 200 lbs and standard dosage doesn't cut it. Thank you!

Standard: There is no benefit for taking more than 600 mg 3 times a day or 500 mg 2 times a day even for a person of your size. If the NSAIDs are not helping consider adding acetaminophen or seeing your doctor about another agent. Taking NSAIDs at high does does come with risks so it is best to minimize your intake or use for short periods as needed. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take ibuprofen 7 hours after taking 2 alieve?

Is it ok to take ibuprofen 7 hours after taking 2 alieve?

Depends: depends on the reason you are taking medication as well as medical conditions you may have. Your doctor is the best one to ask this question of, However, if you would like to write more details to me I am happy to get you know your case: WWW.healthtap.com/drsaghafi use key code: PDXFNR to set up virtual appointment or send an inbox consultation. ...Read more

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What can 6 midol, 10 alieve, and 6 ibuprofen do to a persons body?

What can  6 midol, 10 alieve, and 6 ibuprofen do to a persons body?

Death: The risk of those doses include liver failure from acetominophen overdose, kidney failure from NSAID overdose, bleeding, ulcer disease, nausea. Do not do this! ...Read more

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What would 6 midol, 10 alieve, and 6 ibuprofen do to someone's body?

What would 6 midol, 10 alieve, and 6 ibuprofen do to someone's body?

Injury: Aleve (naproxen) and ibuprofen cause injury to stomach, kidneys, and interfere with body's regeneration of joint cartilage from daily wear and tear.
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Can anyone provide a weight/height based chart for common drug dosages: Aleve, Ibuprofen, etc.? Thank You

Can anyone provide a weight/height based chart for common drug dosages: Aleve, Ibuprofen, etc.?

Thank You

For childern: For adults they are standard doses based usually on a 70 kg man.
Always best to look up doses and double check them each time anyway. ...Read more

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Is it normal for me to get a mild headache after football practice. It goes away when i take Advil (ibuprofen) or alieve. ?

Is it normal for me to get a mild headache after football practice.  It goes away when i take Advil (ibuprofen) or alieve. ?

Drinking enough?: Are you drinking enough fluids? If you feel you are and you continue to experience headaches, you need to see a physician asap. It might be a good idea to have this checked out anyway. ...Read more

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I took 2 800mg ibuprofen and 1 Aleve (naproxen) wil it harm me?

I took  2 800mg ibuprofen and 1 Aleve (naproxen) wil it harm me?

Probably not: That is a bit high on two similar drugs termed NSAIDs. You might experience some stomach upsetness at those levels but no other harm should result from one exposure like you have had. ...Read more

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Can i take ibuprofen 4 hours after i taking aleve (naproxen)?

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 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

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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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If im allergic to ibuprofen , asprin , and alieve. Can i take hydrocodone ?

If im allergic to ibuprofen , asprin , and alieve. Can i take hydrocodone ?

Allergies: the stated medications are completely different than hydrocodone; However, hydrocodone and ibuprofen can be combined into one medication (vicoprofen); if hydrocodone is taken by itself, it should not be a problem, unless there is also an allergy to it ...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 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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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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Upon advice from a friend I took 600 mg ibuprofen with a single aleve (naproxen) about 5 hours ago.. Should I be worried?

Upon advice from a friend I took 600 mg ibuprofen with a single aleve (naproxen) about 5 hours ago.. Should I be worried?

NO , but: Take either one of the other . It is not good to take both together. These drugs are very similar but together can additive side effects especially GI problems. Take which ever one you like but stick with the best. Also avoid alcohol with this.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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I took 800 mg ibuprofen at 730, now almost 130. I'm going to bed and was thinking of taking aleve (naproxen) pm, is this ok? I'm 250 lbs

I took 800 mg ibuprofen at 730, now almost 130.   I'm going to bed and was thinking of taking aleve (naproxen) pm,  is this ok?  I'm 250 lbs

NSAIDs: It is OK to use NSAIDS as directed, but the caution is for long term use or if contraindications exist with pre-existing gastrointestinal disease (ulcers), kidney issues, or bleeding issues.

Recommendations are for dosing every 8 hours and should be followed, unless directed otherwise by your physician.

Alleve and Ibuprofen are both NSAIDs. ...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 bit 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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I was in severe pain so i took 1, 320 mg of Aleve (naproxen) and 1, 320 of ibuprofen. What will happen if I do not get medical attention?

Depends: Taking the two drugs together and at those dosages is not recommended but if just done once, nothing is likely to happen. The bigger question is whether the pain has been improved or relieved. If not, call or see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have arthitis in the neck, knees, and elbows. Which is better advil, (ibuprofen) motrin, or alieve. What woud be the recommended dosage?

I have arthitis in the neck, knees, and elbows. Which is better advil, (ibuprofen) motrin, or alieve. What woud be the recommended dosage?

Advil (ibuprofen) and Motrin R : The same. They r both ibuprofen. Aleve (naproxen) is Naproxen sodium. Nsaids are all about the same, but some seem to work better for one person than another. Try what u like; use the dose listed on the bottle. I see that I have GI problems, so b sure to continue on those meds. Take nsaids with food. Take care. ...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?

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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I want to cleanse from the pain killers (tylenol, advil, (ibuprofen) & aleve) I've been taking for cronic headaches. How long before its all out of my system?

Chronic NSAID's+Tyl: These medications won't be detectible in your system within a few days after last use. Multiple problems are associated with long term use of these medications & some can persist even after complete cessation. Chances are you have not exhausted your body's reserve in handling these medications. Don't be surprised if your gerd (profile) & headaches improve after you stop these. ...Read more

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