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The muscle relaxer prescribed is not helping with the pain, can I take Advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) with the muscle relaxer?

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Dr. Robert Roschmann
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Probably

Commonly used "muscle relaxants" include cyclobenzaprine (flexaril) or benzodiazepams (Valium - Xanax (alprazolam) drugs).
None of these should result in an adverse reaction with NSAID (Advil) or Acetaminophen (Tylenol) type meds. HOWEVER.... A good medical practice is to call the pharmacy where you got your prescription filled - ask pharmacist if any issues between ANY med you use and the muscle relaxant.

In brief: Probably

Commonly used "muscle relaxants" include cyclobenzaprine (flexaril) or benzodiazepams (Valium - Xanax (alprazolam) drugs).
None of these should result in an adverse reaction with NSAID (Advil) or Acetaminophen (Tylenol) type meds. HOWEVER.... A good medical practice is to call the pharmacy where you got your prescription filled - ask pharmacist if any issues between ANY med you use and the muscle relaxant.
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Dr. Tracy Brenner
Agree. Usually NSAIDs or acetaminophen can be considered relatively safe to take with 'muscle relaxers'. I concur that the safest advise is to call your pharmacy or prescribing physician to ask if there are any specific interactions re: the considered treatment.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: You can take Tylenol (acetaminophen)

But since you are taking Naprosyn you should not take Advil or any other NSAID with The Naprosyn which is a NSAID because of various potential side effects.
Let your doctor know that the pain is not well controlled if adding Tylenol (acetaminophen) does not help but don't exceed more than 2000 mg a day.

In brief: You can take Tylenol (acetaminophen)

But since you are taking Naprosyn you should not take Advil or any other NSAID with The Naprosyn which is a NSAID because of various potential side effects.
Let your doctor know that the pain is not well controlled if adding Tylenol (acetaminophen) does not help but don't exceed more than 2000 mg a day.
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