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Can you take acetaminophen and naproxen sodium at the same time?
Can you take acetaminophen and naproxen sodium for pain at the same time.? My father takes 8 acetaminophen tablets a day for arthritis and had a fall. Can he take naproxen sodium also?
southern42belle
11/22/08
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  Yes you can take those meds together, they are from completely different families of drugs. Although I would not recommend continuing either of them for a long period of time. Long term use of acetaminophen can cause liver damage, but not addictive. Naproxen is an anti inflammatory which will help your father with any pain or swelling he may have right after his fall, it to is not a narcotic or additive but it can damage the lining in the stomach causing pain with possible GI bleed if used long term.
Jenn
11/22/08
is naproxen sodium the same as ibuprofen?
I was just curious if anyone knew if naproxen sodium is the same as ibuprofen or motrin. I want to make sure of side effects before I take anything.
kitykatt09
10/13/08
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  No!

naproxen is Aleve.

Ibuprofen is Advil

Ibuprofen is also Motrin.

http://www.healthcentral.com/chronic-pain/find-drug-24669-25.html
http://www.healthcentral.com/osteoarthritis/find-drug-1155-150.html

When I take Ibuprofen I never notice any side effects but, naproxen makes my stomach hurt sometimes.
Toad
10/13/08
My father is taking Naproxen Sodium (Skelan) is it harmful for the liver?
My father has a history of fatty liver and he is taking Naproxen Sodium (Skelan) 3 times a week to help him exercise. Does taking Namproxen Sodium outweighs the benefits due to the fact of his liver condition?
ken j
06/11/09
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  All I can say is Naproxen is used for all forms of arthritis, inflammatory disorders, gout, back pain, ankylosing spondylitis, bone pain, period pain, migraine and general pain relief. It should be used with caution in psychiatrically disturbed patients, epilepsy, severe infection, heart failure and kidney disease. And do not take if suffering from peptic ulcer at present or in recent past, If your due for surgery (including dental surgery), Suffering from bleeding disorders or anaemia, Or suffering from proctitis.(suppository only).
Common side effects are stomach discomfort, diarrhoea, constipation, heart burn, nausea, headache, dizziness. Unusual side effects are blurred vision, stomach ulcer, ringing noise in ears, retention of fluid, swelling of tissue, drowsiness, itch rash, shortness of breath. Severe but rare effects (stop medication, consult a doctor): Vomit blood, pass blood in faeces, other unusual bleeding, asthma induced by medication. It also has interactions with other drugs and must not be used with anticoagulants (eg. warfarin), probenecid, diuretics, lithium, methotrexate, beta blockers, ACE inhibitors.
Zambezi_Afterdark
06/11/09
what is naproxen sodium, and can i mix it with other pain relievers?
i have a killer toothache.... hurts so much i'm having a hard time opening my eyes... which makes driving difficult and my dentist told me to take 2 tylenol and 2 advil every 4 hours.... now i found some ibuprofen, so that covers the advil... but i don't have any acetaminophen, but i did find some naproxen sodium...
i just don't want to give myself liver failure or something.
Lauren
09/18/07
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  Naproxen sodium (Aleve) is excellent for toothache. When you do combinations of pain relievers for acute pain (like toothache), you hit different pain receptors and have a better chance of reducing the discomfort.

First of all - it is safe to take 800 mg of ibuprofen at a time up to 3 times a day for a daily total of 2400 mg. This is the same dose as the prescription strength motrin. If you increase it to this dose, you will definitely feel better. Ibuprofen is primarily excreted by the kidneys.

You can still add the Tylenol if you need to after 2 hours, but it doesn't have anti-inflammatory properties.

If you take 2 of the over the counter Aleve (which is roughly the same as the prescription dose of Anaprox), DON'T repeat it every four hours. This medication is longer lasting, so you can only take it every twelve hours.

Please make sure you eat something before taking the higher doses of anti-inflammatories - they tend to tear up an empty stomach.

Good luck, and hope you feel better!
RayeKaye
09/18/07
Can I take naproxen sodium and excedrin?
I am wondering if it's safe to take naproxen sodium (Aleve) and Excedrin (acetaminophen) together. Excedrin also has caffiene in it, I believe.
Lisa
04/28/10
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  I do believe that Excedrin also has aspirin in it as well as acetaminophen and caffeine. Since aspirin is an NSAID (Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug) as is naproxen I would suggest asking your doctor or your pharmacist about taking both at the same time as it is usually recommended you avoid combining NSAID's.
bo37rn
04/28/10
equaline naproxen sodium seems MUCH less effective than other naproxen products. Has anyone else noticed this?
my gout was very much in control with allopurinol and another brand of naproxen..it came back fairly quickly when I switched to equaline brand (for cost).
m
09/24/10
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Naproxen vs. Naprelan? Anyonw know the difference?
The doctor gave me samples of Naprelan (naproxen sodium) for pain. Is there any difference or effect between regular non-prescription Naproxen (Alleve).
Digger
08/22/10
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  Naproxen is stronger, its used as an anti-inflammatory drug, used for arthritis.
Z
08/22/10
How to treat an allegic reaction to naproxen sodium (aleve)?
So, I found out I was allergic to aleve a few months ago when my lips swelled and I broke out in hives. And I've avoided taking it since until yesterday when I took Midol which contained naproxen sodium. Last time I went to the doctor and they gave me a steroid treatment. But I want relief today but my doctor is closed on a sunday! Does benedryl make a difference? I have the tablets and Ive been using ice on my lips.
Thanks!
Lacey
04/05/09
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Is Naproxen Sodium available over the counter as a suppository? If not, can gelcaps be used intrarectal?
I'm not always able to eat as much or as often as I need to in order to take Naproxen, which I do for Arthritis. While I certainly wouldnt make this a common route, I'm interested in this as a backup for erratic schedules, nausea, etc. Please qualify your answers with a source
Mortagnan
12/08/09
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  to my knowledge, indomethacin is the only non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent that comes in a suppository. not sure if the gelcaps would work as they're designed to dissolve in the stomach
which is highly acidic (pH 1.6). have you tried relafen (nabumetone) ? it may be taken in
a single 1000mg dose. if you're experiencing nausea and anorexia, i suggest you look to the
naproxen as it commonly causes GI upset. in fact, the most common side affect of all NSAID's
is GI upset. you may find relafen to be easier on your stomach than naproxen.
sal1970
12/08/09
A took Naproxen Sodium for a headache and i had a side effect from it (swollen lips) how do i treat it?
Does anyone know how to treat it other than stop taking naproxen, i didn't know i was allergic to it until i looked up the side effects.
Mariana
07/30/10
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  Swollen lips are a sign of an allergic reaction. You need to get medical attention. There is a chance that a severe reaction could develop and effect you breathing. Take some Benadryl to halt the reaction, and see a doctor.
bananafish
07/30/10
What is the difference between Naprolen and Naproxen?
My previous doctor RX'd me naproxen and then I switched doctors and this new one RX'd me naprolen just now. I webmd'd this and it said that naprolen IS naproxen. He knows I'm on naproxen, so why'd he RX me what seems like the same thing?
kawaiinurse2012
08/22/07
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  Your doctor was being kind to you! Naprolen is the generic form of naproxen meaning it will cost you far less money. That is the major difference; you are still getting the same medication but at a major savings.
ilse72
08/22/07
Can anyone tell me if any of these ingredients are an antibacterial?
Sodium Tallowate, Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Triple Purified Water, Glycerin, Petrolatum, Almond Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium, Thiosulfate, Chamomile Extract, Aloe Vera Extract, Cyclopentadecanolide, Pentasodium, Etidronate, Lanolin Alcohol, Beeswax.
Daniel I
01/07/09
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  No.
Coder001
01/07/09
Is it safe to take both naproxen & tylenol? Naproxen at night and tylenol during the day?
I need the naproxen for an inflamed piriformis muscle. but tylenol does me better as far as pain goes. The 550 naproxen does't begin to do a thing for pain.
hunnybunny
08/12/07
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  It is ok to take both. However, naproxen seems like a real weak med for inflamed muscle. In my opinion the best med for inflamed muscle is Ibuprofen, it helps so well. I , myself would take 400 to 600 mg of Ibuprofen, it really helps. Naproxwn never worked for me either. Hopes this helps.
kiki
08/12/07
Is Oscar Mayer Turkey Breast healthy? (ingredients, ect inside)?
I don't know if it's real turkey breast, so please tell me.

Serving Size: 3 slices (63g)
Amount per serving: Calories; 60 calories, from fat 10
Total fat: 1g, 2%
Satur. Fat: 0g, 0%
Trans. Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 25mg, 8%
Sodium: 570mg, 24%
Total Carbs.: 1g, 0%
Sugars <1g
Protein: 10g
Vitamin C: 15%, Iron 2%

Ingreds: Turkey Breast, Water, Modified Corn Starch, Contains Less Than 2% of Sodium Lactate, Salt, Sugar, Sodium Phosphates, Carrageenan, Potassium Chloride, sodium Diacetate, sodium ascorbate, and sodium nitrite.

So, is this healthy?
Elektrisk
08/22/08
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  It's real turkey, and it's quite healthy.

You could probably do without all the additives, but there are so little of them that you needn't worry about it.

~M~
michele
08/22/08
How long does it take Naproxen gastrointestinal effects to subside?
I took Naproxen 3 days ago at midnight. I woke up with horrible wrenching stomach pains. I do not take naproxen regularly. I did take it with a bowl of cereal. However, it is now 3 days later, and I'm still feeling horrible pains of gas and acid indigestion, which by the way is way worse starting at 4am in the morning. I went to urgent care and they said it was the Naproxen. How long does it take to get over this?
Topcat2
03/14/08
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  You need to get something to help coat your tummy like Mylanta or Peptobismal until it subsides. It could of been an allergic reaction too. Just give it a little time. Some people it only take s afew days to get over and others it can take up to a week. Try the Peptobismal when you feel the upset coming on and it should help. You have to be really careful with Naproxen. Taking it with milk or some bread helps to buffer it in the tummy.
hsmommy06
03/14/08
What type of sodium (i.e. sodium acetate, sodium chloride, etc) is used in IVs in hospitals?
Thanks!
INAMP
02/21/10
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How many naproxen sodium 220mg pills should i take to get a buzz?
i found it in my bros room and its a pain reliever so im sure ill get something out of it!
please dont say stuff like you shouldn be doing that because its not going to change my mind so dont waste the time haha.
instead of just invisible.
12/14/09
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  You can't get high on them. Yes, they are pain relievers but they are just Aleve. So they are like aspirin or tylenol. Not the kind of pain relievers you can get stoned on. They are NSAIDS not narcotics. If you take too much you will get a horrible stomach ache and you will have trouble breathing.
SethSpeaks
12/14/09
Are 1,250 mg of Ammonium Chloride and 570 mg of Sodium Citrate dangerous?
I usually robotrip using a certain product (whose only active ingredient is DXM) that ran out at the local store. Instead I bought another cough syrup that in each 5 mg has:
diphenydramine HCL (12.5 mg)
DXM HBR (15 mg)
pseudoephedrine hcl (30 mg)
ammonium chloride (125 mg)
sodium citrate (57 mg)
menthol (1 mg)

I'd usually take it so I'd get about 150 mg of DXM, but that means I'd get 1,250 mg of sodium citrate and 570 mg of sodium citrate, which I've never dealt with before. Would those 2 get me really sick.. and not be worth taking?
starsnatcher
02/16/11
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  Ammonium Chloride is used as an expectorant, and the LD50 (lethal dose for 50% of the population) is 1650mg/kg. So unless you weigh under 1.5 pounds, you should be OK with 1250 mg.

There are three "sodium citrates," but trisodium citrate is the one usually meant when using the term.
Taken orally, it's used as an antacid. It is also used as tart-tasting food additive, including in some Ocean Spray juices.
It's generally considered harmless, unless you do something like eat a brick of it.
Conan
02/16/11
  Beware, starsnatcher, if you are not already ill or dead. Check your math. If you consume 10 doses, simply add a zero on the end of each ingredient. If the LD50, that is the average lethal dose, of Ammonium Chloride is 1650mg and you take 1250mg.. you risk death every time you robotrip. Are you feeling healthy today? I wonder what would make anybody intelligent enough to figure this out want to do this more than once? Maybe you could use your smarts to be a doctor.
e
04/14/15
which is better vitamin c, sodium ascorbate or calcium ascorbate?
i went to healthy options store, looking for sodium ascorbate, however the sales assistant replied that they dont carry sodium ascorbate only calcium ascorbate,and besides according to the sales staff, its bad for the heart for those with with cardio vascular problems, due to its sodium (salt) content? it is true?
big boy
06/01/07
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  All that excess sodium does is to put up the BP a bit. Actual vitamin C is Ascorbic acid. However it is the ascorbate ion which is the active principle. Sodium ascorbate ionizes immediately. Calcium is slower.

Therapeutically all three are the same.
A.V.R.
06/01/07
What is considered long term use of naproxen?
Hi, I have reactive arthritis and I take sulfasalazine and naproxen 500 mg a day. I see all these postings that say risk of long term use for using naproxen includes gastrointestinal and Cardiovascular risks which increase with long term duration. However what they dont say is what is considered long term? Ive been on Naproxen since Jan. When should I start being concerned ? What are the signs?
Racaball
04/27/09
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  Naproxen is dangerous medication. I've taken it before in Aleve, and to be honest, it works really well, but it actually gives me heart pain. I tested this by discontinuing and starting it over, and the pain returned.
Stephen Riach
04/27/09
what is the difference between naprelan & naproxen ?
I have been taking naprelan for pain in my wrist & hands and it has been working ok. medicare quit paying for naprelan but would pay for naproxen. I have taken naproxen before and it gave me bad stomach pain, naprelan didnt. I tried naproxen recently and it gave me bad stomach again. What other medicine can I try that would help with my inflimation.
[email protected]
01/20/08
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  Naprelan is a brand name for sustained-release naproxen. Naproxen is the generic name for the drug. Basically naprelan is a long acting version of naproxen.

Its like buying Cheerios versus the generic store brand honey-crunch O-rings.

Other anti-inflammatories include ibupofen (Advil,motrin, generic,etc)
DesiDogg
01/20/08
Can Naproxen Sodium tablet dissolve in a hot cup of water or tea?
For any women out there that does this, if you know the answer, please share it with me and for other women out there. Yes I take it for MCramps as a prescription. I ask this because even you swallow with water, I also want to know if it dissolves quickly in your hot tea to save from swallowing it.
ItalianTriest
06/02/09
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  There is now where its mentioned that it should not be dissolved in the hot tea.. But personally feel that swallowing is better..
For ur information i will give u the effect of the food with naproxen..
Rate of absorption may be reduced with food. Avoid herbs/food with antiplatelet activity e.g. alfalfa, anise, bilberry, grapeseed, green tea, bladderwrack, turmeric, bromelain, cat's claw, celery, ginkgo biloba, coleus, cordyceps, dong quai, evening primrose, feverfew, fenugreek, garlic, ginger, red clover, horse chestnut, ginseng, guggul, horse chestnut seed, horseradish, licorice, prickly ash, reishi, sweet clover, white willow.
vinhu1985
06/03/09
Will Eating Sodium Nitrite Harm The Human Body?
Just curious will eating grams of sodium nitrite (the chemicals used for perservatives for foods) lethal to human beings? No confusion to sodium chloride (table salt) but what will happen if a human being ingests sodium nitrite beyond the set 2gram lethal dose limit ?
mee
02/22/11
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  The amount of sodium nitrite preservative in food is very small so it would be very unlikely that you would ever reach the 2 gm lethal dosage.

To reach that lethal level you would probably have to eat a few buckets of sodium nitrite preservative containing foods and you would probably die from over eating.
Susan Yarrawonga
02/22/11
How can I stop spitting after using sodium fluoride mouthwash?
After using bubble gum flavored sodium fluoride mouth wash, i constantly salivate, and makes me want to spit, so I drink water, which I'm not supposed to...
What can i do to ease up on the saliva and spitting?

The sodium flouride is bought at a store. But my dentist told me to buy it.
MEEEEEEEEE
10/21/08
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  Is this floride given to you by a dentist? If it is it may be due to the acidity of the floride which causes a sour taste. You can ask your dentist to see if they have a floride that is PH neutral. Or if they have floride varnish which they can use.
Voltron
10/21/08
Toothpaste question: Crest versus Tom's of Maine?
I have both Crest and Tom's of Maine toothpastes:

Crest
0.243% Sodium flouride (0.16% w/v fluoride ion).

Tom's of Maine - Cinnamon-Clove flavor
Sodium monofluorophosphate, 0.13 w/v fluoride ion.

Tom's of Maine - Orange-Mango flavor
Sodium fluoride - 0.243%

Which is better? Does the % of Sodium fluoride matter when choosing which one to use?
~
02/05/08
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  all I know is switched from the original crest to Tom's last time around because I wanted to go all natural and I just went back to crest... it just makes my mouth FEEL cleaner and fresher... and it's been around for so long... unlike all the NEW formulas...
populpit
02/05/08
What is the best OTC pain reliever for a migraine?
Currently having one and it is real hard to look at the screen :( I'm having sensitivity to light/sound and a throbbing pain on one side of my head...I have all the common pain relievers at my disposal, Naproxen Sodium (Aleve), Acetaminophen (Tylenol), Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), but I don't know which one is going to work the best...and I can't take Aspirin because of medication interaction. Opinions??
greenbird941
11/04/08
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  I sympathize with you. I get migraines all the time. I use Excedrin migraine but since it contains aspirin i would count that one out for you. Tylenol would be my next pain reliever. Try drinking a cup of coffee with it. The caffeine will help constrict the blood vessels. Try a bag of ice on the side of your head and lay down in a dark cool room. This is what i use to get rid of mine. Hope you feel better soon!
PSUgirl
11/04/08
is the salt in baking soda harmful for low sodium diets?
ok, so i'm purposely leaving out the salt required in baking recipes because i'm trying to follow a low salt diet - only to now find out (thank you sincerely - yahoo answers!!!) baking soda has tons of salt. I'm wondering if the sodium carbonate used in baking soda is as detrimental as regular sodium. If i'm using 1 teaspoon of baking soda - is that the exact same thing as 1 teaspoon of sodium - in regards to dietary considerations? if so ...sh*t sh*t sh*t :-( - but heck, at least now i know.
happytheclown37
04/29/07
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  Yes it will affect your diet!
1 teaspoon baking soda = approx. 1000 mg sodium.
1 teaspoon salt = approx. 2,300 mg sodium
But it's not the end of the "baking" world. Remember you need to divide the number of servings in your recipe by the amount of teaspoons of baking powder. So unless you eat whatever you baked in one day you wouldn't get the whole 1000mg (if you used 1tsp). But if you're using yeast you're going to need salt for the chemistry. Anyway hope this helped. And check this store out. It has sodium free baking powder which helped me keep baking -- Livinglowsodium.com

Good luck!
Paul
04/29/07
Is corn syrup bad??????
Not High Fructose Corn Syrup.. Just corn syrup.
I just found out that my lunch-meat turkey contains corn syrup
along with, WATER, MODIFIED CORN STARCH, CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF: DEXTROSE, SALT, SODIUM LACTATE, CARRAGEENAN, NATURAL FLAVORS, SODIUM PHOSPHATE, SODIUM DIACETATE, SODIUM NITRITE.

Yuck. I don't know if I wanna eat this anymore. but I don't want to bother my mom with finding new turkey lunch meat to buy, she says other kinds are too expensive
hello
10/14/10
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  i've heard that many people say its bad, but i've read that it is no worse than sugar. hope that helps!
Sebastian Padron
10/14/10
how much sodium fluoride is supposed to be in childrens toothpaste?
Crest Spiderman toothpaste has 0.243% sodium fluoride and Sensodyne pronamel for children has 0.15% sodium fluoride. Which one should i use? or not use fluoride at all i heard it was bad?
Tina
01/14/10
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  You can use either one as long as you are there when your children brush their teeth. They aren't supposed to swallow the sodium fluoride when they brush.
Brown Eyes
01/14/10
Is sodium phosphate an unhealthy additive?
I bought a turkey and it says it contains up to a 10% solution of broth, salt, and sodium phosphate, is sodium phosphate unhealthy or not? What exactly is it? (I'm sorry I don't know that much about this)
liz
02/28/08
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  Sodium Phosphates is a food additive. It is used to increase the shelf life and add a texture to the food and add a ‘look’ that is pleasing and appealing to the consumer, and which will entice them to purchase and eat the product.
It can be found in all varieties off foods including (but not exclusive too) soups, readymade food, cheeses, CHICKENS, cakes....
A small number of people can develop a intolerance to Sodium Phosphate. They may experience a stiff neck, foot cramps and dizziness... perhaps a little like a hangover. Seek medical attention in such an event.

http://health.yahoo.com/nutrition-supplements/potassium-phosphate-and-sodium-phosphate/healthwise--d00427a1.html



http://www.ams.usda.gov/nop/NationalList/TAPReviews/sodiumphosphates.pdf
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