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Naproxen Acetaminophen Interaction
Naproxen is an nsaid's (non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications) are very effective for mild to moderate pain. They work by inhibiting the inflammatory cascade. They work throughout the entire body.
Tylenol (acetaminophen) is also a pain reliever for mild to moderate pain. The 2 medications work by different pathways and therefore can be taken together - I would suggest alternating the two. ...Read more
Yes: They can be taken together but if they're used long term, kidney function should be monitored as the combination can increase the risk of injury over time. ...Read more
No specific time: Technically, you can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) & Naproxen at the same time as they work by different mechanisms & don't interfere w/ one another. Some drs. Don't approve of taking 2 meds. Most people, if they do this, take them at least 2 hrs apart, though. Word of caution: you have high blood pressure and NSAIDS like naproxen or ibuprofen can affect your pressure & damage kidneys. Be careful taking these meds. ...Read more
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
Yes: There is no problem combining these two meds. ...Read more
I have a terrible toothache, could I take naproxen and acetaminophen at the same time to ease some of the pain?
I would not:
Unless instructed by the dentist I would not.
I would only use one or the other. Call a dentist or your family doctor or the E.R.
The cause of the pain needs to be determined and the cause treated. ...Read more
Stomachache: That's the concentrations I thought about while answering your question. Once again, the combination of advil and aleve (naproxen) can give you a belly ache. Try not to do it again, but I don't think that anything else needs to be done at this point if it was a one time thing. ...Read more
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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How long does it take for Aleve (naproxen) to start working and is it ok to take it with acetaminophen and tramadol?
I swallowed 6 500 mg Tylenol (acetaminophen) and 2 500 mg naproxen and my boyfriend is really worried. Should I be worried?
Yes: You should go to the ER immediately so your drug overdoses can be treated. ...Read more
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I'm on naproxen, tylenol (acetaminophen) w/ codeine, every 12 hours, then at 6 hr mark I take reg. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and advil, when should this go away?
Difficult: Not sure abut what kind of pain you are describing. Chronic pain may be both somatic or neurological. The drugs you describe are very good for somatic pain which generally subsides with healing. Neuropain is treated with different drugs plus the ones you describe. Talk to ypur physician on the possibilities of neuro pain. ...Read more
Hello. Is 750 mg. Of relafen a lot for a person only weighting 150 lbs? Am I safer with naproxen instead? I'm concerned about kidney and tylenol (acetaminophen) use
See below: 750 mg a day is reasonable. Naproxen not necessarily safer. Chronic use of any NSAID such as Relafen (nabumetone) or Naproxen can have side effects, one important one that you don't mention is stomach problems. Frequently if you are on chronic Relafen (nabumetone) you will want to take a regular antacid such as famotidine. Tylenol (acetaminophen) has side-effects primarily of the liver. Nsaids can affect kidneys. ...Read more
I am having bad menstrual cramps I just took a 500mg of acetaminophen and 0 mg of naproxen. Do you know if this combination is harmful?
Be careful mixing:
Discuss with your obgyn. Their are better treatments. Too much Acetaminophen can hurt the liver and too much Naproxen can hurt the kidney. If they are to be used together you need to know the limits and this needs to be set by your doctor.
This one time event is probably ok. But see your obgyn asap. ...Read more
I'm used to taking naproxen and acetaminophen together but today, in my haste, I took 400 mg ibuprofen and 500 mg naproxen. Should I worry?
Severe pain lower lumbar. Prescribed Acetaminophen/Codeine 300mg/30mg every 6 hrs; was told could take Aleve (naproxen) also, but unclear how many times per day?
2 twice a day: 2 twice a day is a reasonable/ recommeded dose. Conditions such as high blood pressure and kidney disease can alter the recommended dose of alleve. The med you are on is primarily a pain killer. You did not say what the cause of your pain is. That may also alter the medication dose and choice. ...Read more
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