I came out with hives when I last took ibuprofen. I can tolerate aspirin (if that information help at all). My doctor has now proscribed naproxen for my frozen shoulder. My doctor (and the pharmacist) is aware of my allergy to ibuprofen, but said that it could be just ibuprofen or the whole NSAIDs family; and until I try it no-one will know if I will react the same with Naproxen. Should I try it (probably best in my work place in case I react badly to it perhaps)?
Can I take naproxen if I am allergic to ibuprofen?
Question posted by FCP on 2 Nov 2015
Last updated on 7 December 2016 by painipedia
This question has also been asked and answered here: Naproxen vs ibuprofen: What's the difference?
Yes, but the odds of you having an allergic reaction are greater, since you had one to ibuprofen, so be careful and start with a low dose.
Yes, they aren't the same.
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