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Can I take naprosyn instead of aspirin to lessen blood clotting?

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Nunwithgun 7 Jan 2017

Naproxen is better for treating pain and fever and it has a very mild blood-thinning effect. Just as well as Ibuprofen
Aspirin is often prescribes as a blood thinner since it works better.
Unless you have compelling reasons to switch to Naproxen, stay on Aspirin as your blood thinner.

Stephen Treloar 8 Jan 2017

I'm going to say out and out no, not at all: https://www.drugs.com/cons/naprosyn.html

This one sentence, from the above link, was enough to convince me: "NSAIDs may cause an increased risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events, including myocardial infarction and stroke, which can be fatal. "

Take care and as always, seek the advice of a doctor before you start experimenting with medications.

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