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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?

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 (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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Can I take Aleve (naproxen) before Advil wears off?

avoid mixing: Neither metaphors nor nsaids should be mixed. Use one or the other. ...Read more

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Can’t take Aleve & Advil for inflammation/pain anymore due to medication overuse side effects. What can I replace with while also taking Cymbalta?

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

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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?

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?

Energy: Drinks and supplements have different unregulated chemicals and elements that may give a positive test especially if taking OTC sleep medication ...Read more

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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 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?

Yes and no: Celebrex (celecoxib) and advil are different classes of nsaids so you could be allergic to one and not the other just like you could be allergic to penicillin but not to other antibiotics. ...Read more

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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 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

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How long am I suppose to wait to take Aleve (naproxen) after taking advil?

How long am I suppose to wait to take Aleve (naproxen) after taking advil?

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

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Have a headache today. Is it safe to take an Aleve (naproxen) or Advil twice in one day, to make it go away?

Have a headache today. Is it safe to take an Aleve (naproxen) or Advil twice in one day, to make it go away?

Yes: Aleve (naproxen) can be taken twice per day and advil can be take three times per day. These should snot be taken together. Use one or the other. If the headache persists then see your pcp. ...Read more

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Can I take advil, Aleve (naproxen) and my muscle relaxer at the same time?

Can I take advil, Aleve (naproxen) and my muscle relaxer at the same time?

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

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I took 1 aleve this morning and want to take 2 advil as soon as possible how much time do I have to wait? By the way its for my migraine.

By the way:: Don't mix NSAIDS, I suggest Aleve only at a dose of 2 tab initially and then 1-2 tab every 8 hrs on a full stomach. If tot relieved within 12 hrs, you will need prescription medicine and you should be seen by your PCP. ...Read more

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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

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Which medication is better to take daily: Advil or aleve (naproxen)?

Which medication is better to take daily: Advil or aleve (naproxen)?

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

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I had a reaction to advil can I take aleve (naproxen)? Rear

I had a reaction to advil can I take aleve (naproxen)?  Rear

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

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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 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

Yes, you can: Bad headache always represents a particular diagnostic challenge. See your doctor or a headache specialist for evaluation, diagnosis and proper treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Naproxen sodium: After three days, naproxen should be out of your system. Some NSAIDs can cause edema. Restrict your salt intake, especially processed foods for the next few days and see your doctor if edema isn't getting better. ...Read more

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I took advil migraine & Mucinex (guaifenesin) 4 hours ago, can I take an Aleve Sinus now?

I took advil migraine & Mucinex (guaifenesin) 4 hours ago, can I take an Aleve Sinus now?

Mgt: I would suggest waiting another two hours before taking Aleve, since the side effects of both drugs is similar.
If you experience prolonged cough, fever or respiratory distress, please see your PCP right away.
Saline rinses may decrease post nasal drip and cough. ...Read more

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I took Aleve (naproxen) at noon today how long do i have to wait untill I can take Advil or ibuprofen?

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

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Which nsaid has better anti-inflammation properties! Advil or aleve (naproxen)? What is the max dose I should take of either, for anti-inflammation benefits?

Which nsaid has better anti-inflammation properties! Advil or aleve (naproxen)? What is the max dose I should take of either, for anti-inflammation benefits?

Aleve (naproxen): According to the latest research aleve (naproxen) is a better anti inflammatory agent.
The maximum daily dose 1100mg.
Otc 220mg 2 tabs every 12 hours. ...Read more

Naproxen (Definition)

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


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