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What happens if you take naproxen and ibuprofen together?
Naproxen interacts with alcohol, antidepressants, steroids, and blood thinners, so raising the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding and ulcers. People should avoid taking naproxen and ibuprofen together. Also, they should avoid taking more than one NSAID at a time because this may increase the risk of side effects.
Which is worse ibuprofen or naproxen?
The risk for kidney damage is similar among all NSAIDs, so naproxen is neither better nor worse on the kidney than ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil).
Are ibuprofen and naproxen the same drug?
Ibuprofen and naproxen belong to the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug class or NSAIDs. NSAIDs like ibuprofen and naproxen block chemicals in the body called prostaglandins that promote pain, inflammation, and fever. … Since both ibuprofen and naproxen are NSAIDs, they have similar side effects and adverse effects.