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Is Naproxen Sodium A Blood Thinner
Agents which slow ;/or break down blood clot formation in up to 3 different ways (they do not decrease blood viscosity; thickness.) (1) some inhibit platelet function (e.g. Aspirin, clopidogrel, etc.). (2) others interfere with some of the clot forming proteins (warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, etc.), (3) others stimulate the blood clot destruction ...Read more
About 24 hours: Naproxen is the brand name for naprosyn (naproxen) a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. It reversibly inactivates new platlets for about 24 hours. This means the blood is "thinned" or less likely to clot during that 24 hours. Aspirin alternatively irreversibly inactivates platlets so they are less sticky for about 7 days. In both cases these are generalizations that differ person to person. ...Read more
I feel like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is making my circulation bad, will taking naproxen make the blood thinner and easier to flow?
Amphetamines: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is an Amphetamine, which is related to Adrenalin in it's actions. Adrenalin is the Fight or Flight hormone. Adrenalin speeds up the heart, raises blood pressure, dilates the pupils, increases sweating and breathing rates. Amphetamines do the same thing. Many adults are mistakenly diagnosed and prescribed stimulants like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine), which have many potentially dangerous side effects. ...Read more
Like aspirin..: Naproxen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pills (advil, aleve (naproxen) but not tylenol) make blood platelets less sticky and so promote bleeding. They don't literally make the blood thinner, just that blood clots more slowly. They should be minimized, taken with meals, and ask doc about any special bleeding risks. ...Read more
A geriatric patient who has had open heart surgery years ago and recently had a stroke and is on blood thinners, can he take aleve (naproxen)?
I will avoid: Nsaid's like Naproxen in geriatric patients specially if they are in blood thinners. 50 millions american have gastritic/ulcer disease induced by nsaid's and around 3% of those will bleed from the disease. Also nsaid's are associated with stroke and heart attacks. Use tylenol (acetaminophen) without using more than 3, 000 mg a day. Consult your doctor. ...Read more
I took 2 tablets of naproxen sodium about two hours ago. I just now took one nyquil gel. Will I be okay? I'm presently drinking plenty of water.
Not a problem: Your system can handle these doses and hopefully you will get the relief that you have sought. ...Read more
I'm 39 years old & I have to take Naproxen Sodium 550mg 2 x a day for inflammation. Is there a safe window that I can breastfeed my insistent 2yr old?
Probably OK: Both of these drugs can irritate the stomach, and together they can be a one-two punch. However, many patients do just fine especially if they did not have stomach issues to start with. Your prescribing md will be able to tell you what to watch out for. ...Read more
Yes: Yes they can.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is taking 375mg of Naproxen Sodium on a regular basis while on 75mg of daily atenolol dangerous? I take it for back pain.
I am taking Naproxen Sodium 550mg 2x a day for 7days and Dolo-Neurobion 1x a day for 30days. Is this the right medicine for my migraine?
Migraine treatment: There are many good medications for migraine treatment. Migraine is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Today effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education 2) non-pharmacological management (diet, sleep hygiene, acupuncture) and 3) pharmacological (triptans, topamax, (topiramate) etc) management. Rec.:see orofacial pain or headache specialist. Hope it helps. ...Read more
Is 220mg naproxen sodium enough to have any effect on pain relief? Why do I feel like sleeping all day when I take it? It makes me so tired.
Yes: There should be no problems.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: They're usually taken in an alternating fashion every 4-6 hours. ...Read more
See below: They typically do not pose any problems together unless you have health conditions that excludes you from taking these medicines. Check with your doctor before starting any new medications. ...Read more
Ok: Should to be any ncontainedation at low levels. ...Read more
Can you take Naprogesic (naproxen sodium) for ovulation pain too? My cousins said it worked for them. Would you take 1 or 2?
Yes...: Naproxen is effective at treating the pain associated with ovulation or menstruation, assuming you're not trying to get pregnant. If you are trying to get pregnant avoid all NSAIDs (naproxen, ibuprofen, aspirin). The number of pills depends on the strength of tablet you have. You can take 200-500mg every 8 hours, not to exceed 1000mg per day. ...Read more
Suffer gastric pain and hunger after 6 hours from taking Omeprazole and 550mg Naproxen sodium. Have been 12 hrs, what to do?
Anticoagulants are any of a variety of drugs which decrease the body's ability to make or sustain blood clots. They fall, generally, into two categories. Drugs like Aspirin and clopidogrel (plavix) prevent platelets from forming the initial stages of a clot. Drugs like warfarin (coumadin) and dabigatran (pradaxa) block the later process ...Read more