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Is it possible to mix naproxen and ibuprofen?

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A person should never mix naproxen and ibuprofen. The two can be taken at different intervals as long as there is an adequate amount of time in between doses.

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Both types of medications work the same and have the same side effects. Commonly, ibuprofen can be taken by adults every 6 to 8 hours. Naproxen on the other hand, should be taken less frequently. Before combining any medication, even if it is dispensed over the counter or has been prescribed by a physician, a person should talk to his or her doctor. Individuals should also follow the dosage as printed on medication labels according to their age groups.

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