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Can I take naproxen 250mg with tramadol 50mg as I have ran out of ibuprofen 500mg and the pain in ankle is 10/10 pain also taking prednisolone 5mg x8 time in the morning will that have any affect?

Can I take naproxen 250mg with tramadol 50mg as I have ran out of ibuprofen 500mg and the pain in ankle is 10/10 pain also taking prednisolone 5mg x8 time in the morning will that have any affect?

Nsaids: Naprosyn (naproxen) and Ibuprofen are both NSAIDS, so you can not take both, but you may take naprosyn (naproxen) as instructed to instead of the Ibuprofen,..BUT note, it is important for continuity of care and good pt/Dr relations to inform your treating Doctor of the medications you are taking so they can be properly documented and that allows the Doctor to know how you are and stay in tuned with your case. ...Read more

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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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Is taking 2 Naproxen 220 MG twice a day stronger than taking 4 ibuprofen 200 MG 3 times a day?

Is taking 2 Naproxen 220 MG twice a day stronger than taking 4 ibuprofen 200 MG 3 times a day?

About the same but: Everyone responds differently to these drugs. One person may respond to naproxen and not to ibuprofen and vice versa. The top doses for ibuprofen is a total of 3200 mg/day and 750 mg/day total for naproxen. You are young and have less risk of the side effects of either intestinal bleeding, decreased kidney function or elevation of your blood pressure. You need to discuss with your MD. ...Read more

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What is stronger naproxen 500mg or ibuprofen 800mg? For pinched nerve.

What is stronger naproxen 500mg or ibuprofen 800mg? For pinched nerve.

Naproxen or Iburofen: Naproxen is regarded by some to be 'stronger' but it might not work as well as Ibuprofen for you... Every person is different; both are non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, (nsaids) and they need to be taken with food. Try Ibuprofen 800mg 3x/day or Naproxen 500mg 2x/day both for a week and see what works best for you. Watch out for stomach upset to prevent bleeding ulders! possibly try neurontin (gabapentin)... ...Read more

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Is 800 mg of ibuprofen stronger than 440 mg of naproxen for back and joint pain?

Is 800 mg of ibuprofen stronger than 440 mg of naproxen for back and joint pain?

It's all relative...: It seems to be relative to just who is taking the medicine. Ibuprofen works well with some people and has only a minimal effect with others. The same holds true with Naproxen. It is important to remember that when taking either one of these medications, that one should try to take the smallest dosage necessary to affect the best relief. Try not to take the maximum dosage routinely. ...Read more

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Excruciating menstrual cramps. Anything stronger than ibuprofen or naproxen that won't cause problems with mental alertness? Need to function at work

Excruciating menstrual cramps. Anything stronger than ibuprofen or naproxen that won't cause problems with mental alertness?  Need to function at work

Hormonal Rx: The original research for hormonal preparations was an effort to find something that would control the pain & cramping associated with menses. As the research progressed & they found it helpful, they also found ladies weren't getting pregnant. So bcp's become more popular for their side effect than their original use. Ocp/bcp's can help. Discuss with your dr. ...Read more

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Naproxen same as advil (ibuprofen)?

Naproxen same as advil (ibuprofen)?

Yes: Naproxen is the generic name for the drug found in aleve (naproxen). Advil and Motrin are forms of ibuprofen. Both drugs are non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and should not be used together. ...Read more

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Can you take naproxen and ibuprofen together?

Can you take naproxen and ibuprofen together?

No: Neither metaphors nor nsaids should be mixed. Mixing results in double the toxicity but no significant benefit (if full doses of one are used alone). ...Read more

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Can i alternate between naproxen and ibuprofen?

Can i alternate between naproxen and ibuprofen?

Technically yes: The bigger question is why would you want to do it? It serves no purpose and it is better therapeutically to stick with one of them. ...Read more

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Can you alternate ibuprofen and aleve (naproxen)?

Can you alternate ibuprofen and aleve (naproxen)?

Not advisable: These agents work best by establishing and maintaining a therapeutic blood level. Starting and stopping prevents this effective level. ...Read more

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Just took aleve, (naproxen) can I take ibuprofen?

No: Mixing nsaids significantly increasing the risks of serious side effects. Pick one, not both. ...Read more

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Can i take Advil (ibuprofen) and naproxen together?

Can i take Advil (ibuprofen) and naproxen together?

Yes, you can: taking both at once should be OK, but taking too many NSAID's, every day for several weeks or months can cause damage. Always talk to your doctor before combining medications. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take ibuprofen with aleve (naproxen)?

Absolutely not: Mixing different nsaids significantly increases the risk of side effects. Pick one. ...Read more

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1800Mg ibuprofen plus 900mg naproxen same time. Safe?

1800Mg ibuprofen plus 900mg naproxen same time. Safe?

High doses!: There is no particular interaction risk, but both doses ae quite high and suggest that you might need to work w/ your Dr(s) to find safe adequate pain mgmt strategies. You don't mention the pain issue at all - so it's impossible to know what else to suggest. Discuss it ASAP and you'l be able to optimize this situation. Best! ...Read more

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Can i take ibuprofen within 4 hours of taking 500mg naproxen?

Can i take ibuprofen within 4 hours of taking 500mg naproxen?

No: You took a high dose of naproxen, so have to wait 12 hours for another nsaid. You can take tylenol (acetaminophen) if still having pain and/or use local cold / hot compresses to relieve discomfort. ...Read more

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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

Naproxen (Definition)

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


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