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Naproxen (Definition)

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


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Naproxen and then acetaminophen, is this okay to take?

Naproxen and then acetaminophen, is this okay to take?

Yes: 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

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Can you take acetaminophen and naproxen at the same time?

Can you take acetaminophen and naproxen at the same time?

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

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I took 3 acetaminophen (500mg each)and 11 naproxen (220mg) will anything happen to me?

I took 3 acetaminophen (500mg each)and 11 naproxen (220mg) will anything happen to me?

Please visit ER: Please visit an emergency department. That is a lot of naproxen ingested in 1 sitting. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take naproxen and then acetaminophen?

It is safe: There are no warnings not to take them together or separately and there is no drug interaction between these medications. Just do not take more of this medication than is recommended. ...Read more

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Can you take naproxen and tylenol (acetaminophen) together?

Can you take naproxen and tylenol (acetaminophen) together?

Yes: The advice is not to take two nsaids together, but tylenol (acetaminophen) is not a NSAID so it can be taken with Naproxen an nsaid. We often add tylenol (acetaminophen) to an NSAID help improve pain relief. ...Read more

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How many hours after takin Tylenol (acetaminophen) can u take naproxen?

How many hours after takin Tylenol (acetaminophen) can u take naproxen?

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

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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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How much naproxen and tylenol (acetaminophen) can you take together at once?

500mg/1000mg: Normal prescription dose of naprosyn in 500mg at one time. Usually no more than 1000mg per day. There are extended release forms of naprosyn as well. It is not recommended to take more than 1000mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) at one time and no more than 3000mg per day. ...Read more

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I have a terrible toothache, could I take naproxen and acetaminophen at the same time to ease some of the pain?

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

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3 500mg tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 200mg ibuprofen 3 220mg naproxen?

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

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Can you safely take hydrocodone/acetaminophen with naproxen?

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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I took 2 hydrocodone-acetaminophen 10/500 can I take naproxen 500 mg too?

Yes: I often add an NSAID to opioid medications for acute pain. They work differently to decrease pain and inflammation. ...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?

How long does it take for Aleve (naproxen) to start working and is it ok to take it with acetaminophen and tramadol?

As soon as 1/2 hr: As soon as 1/2 hr and ok to take with Acetaminophen (as long as less than 3000 mg of the latter). Tramadol and Aleve (naproxen) share chemistry and combination should be avoided. ...Read more

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Ibuprofen naproxen and acetaminophen together, is this okay to take?

No: It is safe to take either Naproxen or Ibuprofen with Acetaminophen as directed, but Naproxen and Ibuprofen are both nsaids and taking them will double up on the same pathways, causing increased possibility for damage, including stomach, bleeding, and kindey issues. ...Read more

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Dentist not open till tomorrow. Took 220 mg Naproxen 4 hrs ago. Took 500 mg Tylenol (acetaminophen) 30 min ago. Can I take another Aleve? What's max dose of both?

Yes, you can: The usual adult dose for pain or inflammation is 250 every 6 to 8 hours or 500 mg twice daily, up to a maximum dose of 1500 mg. For Tylenol (acetaminophen) the FDA the recommended maximum dose for adults at 4, 000 mg. ...Read more

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Safest for osteoarthritis: buffered aspirin, ultracet, (tramdol and acetaminophen) or naproxen?

Safest for osteoarthritis: buffered aspirin, ultracet, (tramdol and acetaminophen) or naproxen?

Naproxen.: I'd choose naproxen for (1) ease of dosing, (2) less stomach toxicity, (3) no addictive potential and ultimately (4) because it works well. ...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?

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

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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

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

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I took a Tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 for tooth pain about an hour ago and I was wondering if I could take naproxen now?

Yes, you can: If you can't see a dentist immediately, Tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 and Naproxen can be taken together. There is no potential interactions between these medications. Moreover, these two drugs potentiate each other and help with pain control. ...Read more

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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

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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?

Probably not: One dose above the recommended amount for nsaids is not likely to cause lasting damage if you are otherwise healthy. ...Read more

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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?

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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