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If I take 2600 mg of Tylenol/day and still in pain at bedtime, how often can I take Naproxen at bedtime before it is too often?

If I take 2600 mg of Tylenol/day and still in pain at bedtime, how often can I take Naproxen at bedtime before it is too often?

See a PCP first: The maximum amount of Tylenol (acetaminophen) that you can take is 3000 mg/day. You can add 500 mg Naproxen at bed time. However, always speak with your physician or psychiatrist before taking any medication. ...Read more

Naproxen (Definition)

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


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I took 500 mg naproxen sodium 5 hours ago can I take a Tylenol?

I took 500 mg naproxen sodium 5 hours ago can I take a Tylenol?

Yes: Do not drink alcohol when you take Tylenol. Do not take more than 4 gm in one day.
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I have a lower back injury. I was perscribed naproxen and Tylenol 3 and have taken 2 doses so far and no relief, worse pain. What should I do?

I have a lower back injury. I was perscribed naproxen and Tylenol 3 and have taken 2 doses so far and no relief, worse pain. What should I do?

Medical check up?: If you pain is not well controlled with the medicines you are using, go see your doctor for further testing and take stronger pain medicine. X-rays of the spine (Like a MRI) may be required in order to find out the degree of trauma/injury to your spine. Go to an ER today if the pain is not bearable. ...Read more

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I am awaiting a total right hip replacement. Is it safe to take Naproxen sodium and Tylenol for the pain?

Probably: Limit tylenol to <3000mg/day. Naproxen okay if you have no contraindications like history of peptic ulcer or kidney disease. Aspirin usually needs to be stopped about 1wk poor to surgery. ...Read more

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How can I avoid water retention from antiimflammatories? Cant take tylenol cause I broke out really bad last wk, like in hives, im taking naproxen now

How can I avoid water retention from antiimflammatories? Cant take tylenol cause I broke out really bad last wk, like in hives, im taking naproxen now

See below: Drug-induced edema is rather common and much less of a dangerous side effect than it is a bothersome side effect to people. NSAIDs are a common cause of edema related to salt/sodium retention by the kidneys. Leg elevation, compression stockings, and salt restriction helpful in limiting edema. Using diuretics along with NSAIDs increase the risk of damaging the kidneys. Tylenol not anti-inflammatory ...Read more

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Hello, sore throat 15 days, antibiotics 9 days, take Tylenol/Advil Prn but still majorly hurts to move my tounge...Help. I've taken naproxen at night,?

Hello, sore throat 15 days, antibiotics 9 days, take Tylenol/Advil Prn but still majorly hurts to move my tounge...Help. I've taken naproxen at night,?

See a doctor: There are some possible complications of a sore throat, such as peritonsillar abscess, or epiglottitis, that would need treatment urgently, as they can be dangerous, so I have to advise that you be seen and examined by a physician or other qualified provider. I wish you well. ...Read more

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Is mobic any stronger than tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve?

Is mobic any stronger than tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve?

Depends on patient: Mobic (meloxicam) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent (nsiad). Aleve (naproxen) is also an nsaid. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not an anti-inflammatory medicine. Mobic lasts longer and in most cases needs to be taken once daily. Patients react differently to nsaids. So the efficacy frequently is patient dependent. ...Read more

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Can you alternate Aleve with tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil?

Can you alternate Aleve with tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil?

Aleve (naproxen): And advil are from the same family of drugs and can irritate your stomach if you combine them. Alternate tylenol (acetaminophen) with either aleve or advil. ...Read more

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Can you take tylenol (acetaminophen) cold meds if allergic to naprosyn?

Can you take tylenol (acetaminophen) cold meds if allergic to naprosyn?

Most likely: Naprosyn (naproxen) is not directly related to Acetaminophen so it would be unlikely that you would have a sensitivity to acetaminophen. If you've never taken Acetaminophen before i'd suggest taking a small dose to confirm it is in fact safe. If symptoms of an allergic reaction do occur seek medical attention quickly. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold medicine and Aleve together?

In general this: Would be OK. You don't want to exceed 4 grams total of Tylenol (acetaminophen) per day from all sources combined. ...Read more

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I took 3 tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 Advil and 3 Aleve all together is that bad?

I took 3 tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 Advil and 3 Aleve all together is that bad?

Dosing: Hello. We will need to know the exact doses in mg to be able to answer your question dear. Do not hesitate to seek immediate medical help if you develop any unusual symptoms. ...Read more

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Can I combine Aleve and tylenol (acetaminophen) to help relieve my toothache? If not, which OTC pain killer is best for my toothache?

Yes: Yes, in fact those two in combination work quite well. When the pain progresses, often times no pain medications will "make a dent" in it. You should interpret your pain as a warning sign and be evaluated before it progresses to a dental emergency. An alternative to aleve (naproxen) is ibuprofen. Either of these are probably your best otc options. ...Read more

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While on lexapro can I take tylenol (acetaminophen)? Why isn't aleve safe?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) is ok: Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (such as lexapro) may enhance the antiplatelet effect of NSAID (such as Aleve/Advil). NSAID may diminish the therapeutic effect of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. That being said, many of my patients take both with no problems. ...Read more

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I've had on/off fever for months, but now it's been 11 days w/o relief with aleve/tylenol. Begins a few hours after I wake and I feel terrible. Ideas?

I've had on/off fever for months, but now it's been 11 days w/o relief with aleve/tylenol. Begins a few hours after I wake and I feel terrible. Ideas?

CIDP management: In my review, I did not find fever as a manifestation of cidp. However, cidp is an immunological disorder that makes you more susceptible to infections. You need to see the physician who is treating your cidp for an evaluation. If he (she) has no new suggestions, ask for a referral to an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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Which is best to take for a toothache. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Advil, or Aleve?

Which is best to take for a toothache. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Advil, or Aleve?

Seek treatment: A toothache shouldn't be ignored. A dentist should check your mouth and recommend a treatment. As a temporary palliative for pain, advil or aleve (naproxen) would be the most effective. ...Read more

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Why does one doctor recommend tylenol (acetaminophen) while another doctor says to take Aleve or vice versus?

Why does one doctor recommend tylenol (acetaminophen) while another doctor says to take Aleve or vice versus?

Preference: They are similar in many ways. Both are otc. Both can have negative effects on organs if overused. ...Read more

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I had emergency surgery 3 wks ago for Acute gastric volvulus. When can I expect the pain to stop? I only use Tylenol and Aleve.

Ask Your Surgeon: Because you had a surgery for a significant problem and now have some lingering pain best to follow up with the surgeon.
I would use the Aleve only under a doctors recommendation. It can cause stomach upset and even a GI Bleed. Don't be in pain call that doctor up now. ...Read more

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Tylenol (Definition)

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Acetaminophen (Definition)

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