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Can I Take Naproxen And Ibuprofen Together

Can I Take Naproxen And Ibuprofen Together

How and when to take it

Always take your naproxen tablets with or just after a meal so you don't get an upset stomach.

As a general rule in adults, the dose to treat:

  • diseases of joints is 500mg to 1000mg a day in 1 or 2 doses
  • muscle, bone disorders and painful periods is 500mg at first, then 250mg every 6 to 8 hours as required
  • attacks of gout is 750mg, then 250mg every 8 hours until the attack has passed

Doses are usually lower for elderly people and people with heart, liver or kidney problems.

The doctor will use your child's weight to work out the right dose.If you get naproxen on prescription, the dose depends on the reason why you're taking it, your age, how well your liver and kidneys work, and how well it helps your symptoms.

If you buy naproxen from a pharmacy for painful menstrual periods:

on the first day - take 2 tablets when the pain starts, then after 6 to 8 hours one more tablet that day if you need to

on the second and following days - take one tablet every 6 to 8 hours if needed

How to take it

Naproxen on prescription comes as 2 different tablets - effervescent and gastro-resistant tablets.Effervescent tablets are dissolved in water before you take them.Gastro-resistant tablets have a coating to protect them from being broken down by the acid in your stomach. Instead, the medicine is released further down the gut in your intestine.

If you take gastro-resistant tablets, swallow them whole with or after food. Don't crush or chew them.If you take effervescent tablets, dissolve 1 to 2 tablets in a glass (150ml) of water and drink.

Doses of 3 tablets should be dissolved in 300ml. To make sure there is no medicine left, rinse the empty glass with a small amount of water and drink it. Take with or after food.

What if I forget to take it?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember, unless it's almost time for your next dose. In this case, skip the missed dose and take your next dose as normal.Never take a double dose to make up for a forgotten one.

If you forget doses often, it may help to set an alarm to remind you. You could also ask your pharmacist for advice on other ways to help you remember to take your medicine.

Who should get medical advice before taking ibuprofen?

You should talk to your doctor before taking ibuprofen if you fall into any of the categories below. It may be possible for you to take ibuprofen, but possibly at a lower dose or with extra monitoring from your doctor to minimise any risks.

Ibuprofen can sometimes cause serious side effects such as ulceration or bleeding in the gut, so if you're aged over 65 or have a history of gut problems your doctor will want to monitor you more closely if you're prescribed ibuprofen. They may also prescribe a medicine to protect your stomach.

Problems are more likely with high doses and if you take ibuprofen for long periods of time. If you get any sign of bleeding from your stomach or bowels while taking ibuprofen, for example vomiting blood and/or passing black/tarry/bloodstained stools, you should stop taking it and consult your doctor immediately.

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