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Hi, I was at the ER today and the doctor prescribed Naprosyn (naproxen) 375 mg 3 times a day. I already have Naproxen at home but it is 500 mg. Can I take that ?

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Dr. Ward Dean
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In brief: OK to take 500,

Although it's always best to err on the side of caution.
With anti-inflammatory medications, take the lowest dose that gives you relief. Chronic use of anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can be rough on the kidneys. Taking a slightly higher dose than prescribed should be OK for a short period.

In brief: OK to take 500,

Although it's always best to err on the side of caution.
With anti-inflammatory medications, take the lowest dose that gives you relief. Chronic use of anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can be rough on the kidneys. Taking a slightly higher dose than prescribed should be OK for a short period.
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