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Take Aleve And Advil
Ian taking 10mg of lexapro, lately I have been experiencing a stiff neck and headaches, I read you cannot take aleve or Advil, Tylenol (acetaminophen) does not help?
Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more
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
Either one: Take the one which works best for you. ...Read more
Can’t take Aleve & Advil for inflammation/pain anymore due to medication overuse side effects. What can I replace with while also taking Cymbalta?
Please repost: Please repost and state specifically what your “medication overuse side effects.” Also, please include the answer to your question given to you by the clinician who prescribed the Cymbalta; or, if you haven’t asked that person this question, please state why not, as (s)he would seem to be the natural person to ask. ...Read more
My son takes supplements for working out and he drinks energy drinks and takes Aleve/Advil. What would cause him to test positive for benzos?
I take celebrex (celecoxib) with no problem. When I take aleve, advil, motrin, I break out in hives. Aren't they all nsaids? Am i alergic?
I have GERD but I take arthrotec for knee pain. Dr said take it 2 weeks on & 2 weeks off. He said to take Aleve (naproxen) or Advil during the off time. Explain?
I can't...: I can't since all medications you've listed contain NSAID's. You may want to address your request for rationale to the physician who gave you the advice in question. ...Read more
Why mix them?: These drugs are good for 4 to 6 hours... So one can repeat them in as short as 4 hours, an average of 6 hours or it may help for as long as 8 hours. But I would not mix them unless the first one has been used in full dosages and is not working wel. ...Read more
Have a headache today. Is it safe to take an Aleve (naproxen) or Advil twice in one day, to make it go away?
Not Advil (ibuprofen) and Alleve: These are very similar medicines, and are not recommended to be taken at the same time. (they can add up to more stomach upset, for example). I suggest you choose one or the other, perhaps with input from your doctor. You didn't name your "muscle relaxer" and there are different types, so I can't speak to that. ...Read more
Have had a headache for 3+ days and I wake up and go to sleep with one. I take Advil. Aleve (naproxen). & none has worked. What should I do?
Headache: You should see your doctor for further evaluation ...Read more
I took 400mg of Aleve 7 hours ago...my tooth/temporomandibular discomfort is back. Can I take 600mg of Advil now? (I'm 6'4 310lbs)
Yes: At your weight meds should be OK. But pain killers will only mask symptoms, not treat the cause. Please stop popping pills and call your Dentist for help. ...Read more
Number of factors: Your diagnosis, clinical individual situation, level of pain or inflammation, individual risk factors, and the experience with NSAIDs medications. For example for low back pain Advil is recommended. For TMJ inflammation Aleve (naproxen) is better. Talk to your doctor about whether you can take NSAIDs daily. ...Read more
Yes: That should be fine. Take them with food and you will have less of a chance to get any GI upset. ...Read more
No: No if it is true allergy you can not take aleve, (naproxen)as it belongs to the group of Non Stroidals. You did not describe the symptoms of the allergic reaction.anyway consult your doctor and discuss what kind of allergic symptoms you had to establish your allergy to Advil You also can not take Aspirin if you have true allergy to Advil ...Read more
If you take one Advil or Aleve (naproxen) in the morning is it safe to have wine that night with your dinner?
Yes: Not an important interaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
I took 3 200mg Aleve (naproxen) this morning. It has been 12 hours and I'm wondering if I can now take 3 Advil? Horrible head cold pain
I took one Aleve (naproxen) pill that is 220mg today around 5pm. I am wondering if it is okay to take an Advil migraine pill wich is 200mg. It is 1230am now.
Yes: Assuming no other health problem, such as kidney or stomach disease, yes. ...Read more
How long does it take to get aleve (naproxen) out of my system, I think the salt in it is causing edema. I'm taking advil right now instead. Stopped taking it sat?
I took Aleve (naproxen) at noon today how long do i have to wait untill I can take Advil or ibuprofen?
Meds: Depens (penicillamine) for what you are taking, also depens (penicillamine) on dose of both of them. But safest at least 8hours, best after meal. ...Read more