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Is it true that when you break a bone is better to take naproxen because acetaminophen causes liver damage and ibuprofen prevents bone growth?

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Acetaamenophen causes liver damage.
, Naproxen is safer more effective. Naproxen , Ibuprofen both belong to NSAID will have simmilar effect. Bone growth effect...... Not realy.

In brief: No

Acetaamenophen causes liver damage.
, Naproxen is safer more effective. Naproxen , Ibuprofen both belong to NSAID will have simmilar effect. Bone growth effect...... Not realy.
Dr. Ajay Acharya
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not quite

There are some studies demonstrating evidence for poor healing of fractures with nsaids (of which both Naproxen and Ibuprofen are examples), but the risk seems to be small.
Acetaminophen causes liver damage when taken in overdose. Unless you have liver problems or take it with alcohol or are malnourished or take more than labeled amount, Acetaminophen is safe & should not interfere with healing.

In brief: Not quite

There are some studies demonstrating evidence for poor healing of fractures with nsaids (of which both Naproxen and Ibuprofen are examples), but the risk seems to be small.
Acetaminophen causes liver damage when taken in overdose. Unless you have liver problems or take it with alcohol or are malnourished or take more than labeled amount, Acetaminophen is safe & should not interfere with healing.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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