I take 800mg ibuprofen twice daily. Can I occasionally take naproxen sodium 550 mg?
- 29 Sep 2013 by rsault1
- 24 Jan 2017
- rheumatoid arthritis, sciatica, ibuprofen, naproxen
Ibuprofen is for arthritis inflamation. Naproxen sodium desired to deal with siatica.
This question has also been asked and answered here: Naproxen vs Ibuprofen: What's the difference?
They are both NSAIDs and you shouldn't take both because it greatly increases your risk for stomach ulcers. Once you get them you won't be able to take nsaids anymore.
No you can't take two NSAIDS, they don't just go to what you are taking them for, they are in your body. The ibuprofen will help the sciatica.
As everyone has said, you can't take two. But, you might want to ask your Doctor for a prescription for Naproxen instead if the ibuprofen isn't helping you, or look at another NSAID that might be able to keep you more comfortable.
I would say not could constipate you and make you feel worse.
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