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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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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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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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Naproxen (Definition)

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


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