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Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Blood Thinners (Definition)

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


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Is Naproxen 500 mg a blood thinner?

Is Naproxen 500 mg a blood thinner?

Not conventional one: Naproxen is not used as a blood thinner. ...Read more

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How long does naproxen last as a blood thinner?

How long does naproxen last as a blood thinner?

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

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Is Aleve (naproxen) a blood thinner like aspirin?

Is Aleve (naproxen) a blood thinner like aspirin?

No: Aleve (naproxen) has only very mild antiplatelet activity and is not a substitute for low dose aspirin. ...Read more

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I feel like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is making my circulation bad, will taking naproxen make the blood thinner and easier to flow?

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

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Does naproxen sodium thin the blood?

Does naproxen sodium thin the blood?

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

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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)?

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

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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?

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?

6-8 hours: A 2 year old is probably not breastfeeding for mostly nutritional value, so finding 2 points over a day at least 6 hrs after the medication should be doable to keep its safe and keep your 2 year old happy ...Read more

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Could I take with naproxen sodium 220mg?

Could I take with naproxen sodium 220mg?

Usually: If you have no GI or heart issues and normal kidney function, it is fine to take this low dose of naproxen. Take it only with food to reduce GI irritation. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have an allergy to naproxen sodium?

Use other NSAID: Don't take any. However, there are other nsaids that you can take. Do not take Ibuprofen as this will cause a similar allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Prednisone and naproxen sodium...Compatibility?

Prednisone and naproxen sodium...Compatibility?

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

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What drug should you avoid if you're allergic to naproxen sodium? And have childhood asthma?

Aspirin and NSAIDs: Naproxen is a NSAID drug and in some asthmatic patients can cause asthma exacerbations. These individuals should avoid Ibuprofen (another nsaid) and Aspirin as these drugs may also exacerbate their asthma. ...Read more

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Can I use Naproxen Sodium 550mg for Kindney inflammation and ache? And what is the normal dosage?

No: If you truly have kidney disease and not just a backache, do not use naproxen or any other NSAID. These agents can compromise kidney function. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

See details: Occasionally nsaids can cause sedation. If it does that to you, don't take it. The 220 mg dose can be effective for pain control. ...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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Can you take acetaminophen and naproxen sodium for pain at the same time?

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

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I am feeling inflammation in my right kidney. Can I use naproxen sodium 550mg?

Yes, you can: Only for a short period of time. Big quantities or long-term use of naproxen sodium can cause chronic nephritis. Always talk with your physician to make sure you can use certain medication safely, particularly if you have kidney disease. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you take Naprogesic (naproxen sodium) for ovulation pain too? My cousins said it worked for them. Would you take 1 or 2?

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

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Suffer gastric pain and hunger after 6 hours from taking Omeprazole and 550mg Naproxen sodium. Have been 12 hrs, what to do?

Suffer gastric pain and hunger after 6 hours from taking Omeprazole and 550mg Naproxen sodium. Have been 12 hrs, what to do?

Gastric pain: Most likely the Naproxen has caused the inflammation of your stomach, you can take some Tums (calcium carbonate) to calm down the pain, also you can take another Omeprazole, don't take Naproxen anymore. ...Read more

Anticoagulant (Definition)

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


Naproxen (Definition)

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