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Is naproxen better than hydrocodone for some types of pain?

Is naproxen better than hydrocodone for some types of pain?

Inflammatory: Naproxen will be better for inflammatory types of pain such as tendonitis, sprains, etc. ...Read more

Hydrocodone (Definition)

Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from two naturally occurring opiates: Codeine or thebaine. It is an orally active narcotic analgesic and antitussive. It is available in tablet, capsule, and syrup form. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain or as an antitussive to treat cough. Hydrocodone affects pain by ...Read more


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Can you take hydrocodone with naproxen?

Can you take hydrocodone with naproxen?

Yes, BUT: You should discuss with your dr. To assure continuity of care. The NSAID naprosyn (naproxen) can be used as directed for pain, and hydrocodone, which is a narcotic and has addicting potential, should only be used as needed for breakthrough pain and needs to be followed closely by your treating dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does hydrocodone and naproxen do if mixed?

What does hydrocodone and naproxen do if mixed?

More pain relief: This is a good combination to try and limit opiate use as long as you have no contraindications to nsaids. ...Read more

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Could you take hydrocodone 5/500 with naprosyn (naproxen)?

Could you take hydrocodone 5/500 with naprosyn (naproxen)?

Opiate and NSAID: Yes. Most of the inflammatory pain syndromes would be treated with hydrocodone as well as NSAID such as ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen). However, plesae remember that these medications when taken long term can cause damage to the liver, kidneys and even the heart. For short term they are fine if you don't already have any other medical problems. ...Read more

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Can you take anaprox (naproxen) and hydrocodone tiogetjer?

Can you take anaprox (naproxen) and hydrocodone tiogetjer?

Hydrocodone NSAIDS: It is generally considered to be safe to take hydrocodone with nsaids.

In fact if the nsaids can help you take less hydrocodone then it would be safer, provided that you don't have a contraindication to nsaids such as ulcers, bleeding disorders, or renal impairment.

However, only take hydrocodone as prescribed by your physician and in the manner in which your physician has asked you to take it. ...Read more

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Can I take a hydrocodone 500mg and naproxen 500mg together?

Can I take a hydrocodone 500mg and naproxen 500mg together?

Why bleeding?: Hydrocodone is an opioid analgesic that ordinarily would be safe to use with a NSAID such as naproxen but I see in your history mention of "bleeding". Although rare, NSAID's might increase the propensity for "bleeding" depending on why you are "bleeding" and where you are "bleeding" from. To be on the safe side you should chat with your MD about whether or not using an NSAID would be safe for you! ...Read more

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Can naproxen sodium be taken with hydrocodone?

Yes: Naproxen or naprosyn (naproxen) is classified as a non steroidal anti inflammatory. It is non narcotic. It may be taken with narcotics, which hydrocodone is. ...Read more

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How should you compare naproxen to hydrocodone for pain relief?

How should you compare naproxen to hydrocodone for pain relief?

Different: Naproxen is a non steroidal anti inflammatory and analgesic medication.
Hydrocodone is a narcotic analgesic with no anti inflammatory qualities. ...Read more

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Will Naproxen slow down someone from having an orgasm like hydrocodone does?

Naproxen: There is no data on this but anything is possible with such a complicated body process. If you observe a difference then perhaps it's true for you. There is certainly no widespread effect that the medical community is aware of and millions of people take this medication. ...Read more

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I took 1 aleve (naproxen) at 5 am and another  at 7 am and am still in pain. Is it safe to take a hydrocodone with what I have already taken?

I took 1 aleve (naproxen) at 5 am and another  at 7 am and am still in pain. Is it safe to take a hydrocodone with what I have already taken?

Yes: Yes it is but I would caution against relying on narcotics for pain control especially at age 36. Determine the cause of the pain first. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Can you safely take hydrocodone/acetaminophen with naproxen?

Can you safely take hydrocodone/acetaminophen with naproxen?

Yes: There is no problem mixing them as long as you take them as prescribed and have no underlying contraindications to them. ...Read more

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I took 2 hydrocodone-acetaminophen 10/500 can I take naproxen 500 mg too?

Yes: I often add an NSAID to opioid medications for acute pain. They work differently to decrease pain and inflammation. ...Read more

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I'm having teeth issues. Nothing but hydrocodone eases the pain. I've taken 6 aleve (naproxen) in 4 hours. Is this to much? Any advice to manage the pain.

Phone Call: You need to see a dentist ASAP. In a very short time even the narcotics will not help. Please don't delay, the pain will soon become unbearable. ...Read more

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Hydrocodone and Aleve (naproxen) normal to take after wisdom tooth surgery?

Hydrocodone and Aleve (naproxen) normal to take after wisdom tooth surgery?

Tooth extraction: Having your wisdom teeth extracted can be quite a painful procedure. It is not uncommon for your dentist to prescribe alleve or another non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (nsaid) or possibly an analgesic such as hydrocodone to help "take the edge off" while your body slowly heals itself. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about hydrocodone and Aleve (naproxen) after wisdom tooth surgery?

Pain management: After a person has their wisdom teeth pulled, pain management is the next step. Hydrocodone is much stronger than other tooth pain medications like Aleve, (naproxen) but combination is recommended. ...Read more

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Which is better for neck pain relief after a car accident - naproxen or hydrocodone?

Which is better for neck pain relief after a car accident - naproxen or hydrocodone?

Both can help: These medications are in 2 different classes. Naproxen is an NSAID and hydrocodone is an opioid and probably also has tylenol. If you don't have major kidney disease or stomach ulcers, Naproxen should be the safer of the 2. If inadequate, hydrocodone can be added until no longer needed. Use all meds as directed and carefully note all sources of acetaminophen/tylenol-3000mg/day max! ...Read more

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Please explain if it is safe to mix hydrocodone, ibuprofen, and naproxen sodium or aspirin?

Please explain if it is safe to mix hydrocodone, ibuprofen, and naproxen sodium or aspirin?

Mixing meds: First check if your hydrocodone is a mix of Acetaminophen / ibuprofen. If these are not added to the hydrocodone that you were prescribed, then yes, it is safe to combine in doses that is safe. See vicodin or vicoprophen. ...Read more

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Is it problematic to take hydrocodone, ibuprofen, and naproxen sodium or aspirin at the same time?

Is it problematic to take hydrocodone, ibuprofen, and naproxen sodium or aspirin at the same time?

Yes: dangerous: Why do you need to take all of this? . Consult with your physician immediately. ...Read more

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They have my husband on several meds. Still not helping, what do I do. Clonidine, gabapentin, cyclobenzaprine, hydrocodone, diazepam, gabapentin, naproxen. They put him on and then take him off.

For what?: It sounds like your spouse had a chronic pain problem. Does he have a diagnosis? Are two different doctors sure i'd his primary problem? Has he had surgery? Has he had a second opinion? You should ask the doc, what are we treating? Would surgery help? Does he have a whole body problem like rheumatoid arthritis? Or is it chronic pain after an injury or surgery? Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it unsafe to take ibuprofen, aleve and hydrocodone together for severe tooth pain? What are the side effects?

Is it unsafe to take ibuprofen, aleve and hydrocodone together for severe tooth pain? What are the side effects?

Overdose NSAIDS: You can cause kidney damage by too much ibuprofen and aleve. Don't take toether. Hydrocodone and tylenol or NSAIDs are safe.
Only reasonable course is to see DDS ASAP. ...Read more

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Neck feels tight on one side like I need to pop it. Was prescribed naproxin and generic norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)...would a muscle relaxer and work better?

Neck feels tight on one side like I need to pop it. Was prescribed naproxin and generic norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)...would a muscle relaxer and work better?

Probably not: Muscle relaxers are kind of hit or miss in how they work. You can certainly try it but I would be more inclined to see a chiropractor instead. ...Read more

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I get hives from ibuprofen. Does that mean every type of nsaid causes me hives, or is this a one-specific drug situation usually? Would Aleve (naproxen) be ok?

I get hives from ibuprofen. Does that mean every type of nsaid causes me hives, or is this a one-specific drug situation usually? Would Aleve (naproxen) be ok?

No: Aleve (naproxen) is not okay. They is a higher probability you are allergic to that med as well as it is the same basic compound as ibuprofen. You can try another NSAID but these are all prescription meds. ...Read more

Naproxen (Definition)

Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It inhibits cyclooxygenase thus reducing ...Read more


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