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Naproxen/Tylenol together

11/26/2007

Question:

If I take one 500mg Naproxen twice daily for inflamation, but it is not controlling pain all that well, is it OK to take 1 or 2 EXTRA STRENGTH Tylenol at different times?

Answer:

Naproxen and Acetaminophen (the ingredient in Tylenol and Tylenol Extra Strength) are compatible drugs. The two drugs can be taken at the same time.

Talk to your doctor about your plan to take acetaminophen to be sure it is the best therapy for you.

The link below has additional information on naproxen.

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Response by:

Carmen M Hadley, RPh, CSPI
Former Clinical Instructor
College of Pharmacy
The Ohio State University