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Had total knee replacement surgery. Taking Oxycodone. Can I take Aleve or Tylenol additionally?

I had total knee replacement surgery March 11, and generally am doing good. I'm 71 yrs old, 6'1 and 215 lbs. I am prescribed 5MG Oxycodone pills (1-2 every 4-6 hours) now. My ???? is can I take 500MG Aleve or Tylenol with the Oxycodone, and what dosage would be best for me? I still have pain at night, and during the day. It interferes with my rehab excercises. Any suggestions? Thanks! Richard Schurk, Kent, WA
Asked On : Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Dear friend, welcome and thanks for entrusting your query here at Healthcaremagic!
I am Dr. Prasad Akole (Critical Care Expert- and am glad to address to your query here.

Good that you doing well.
oxucodone is a narcotic pain killer. long term use can cause addiction.

Yes, you can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) upto 1 gm 4 times a day in addition to oxycodone. It is safe.
Just make sure you are not using a combination of oxycodone with paracetamol/ acetaminophen.

Aleve is an NSAID and may cause acidity and sometimes kidney affection. I prefer avoiding it if possible at your age.

I hope to have answered your query satisfactorily. I would be glad to answer any further queries. Take care and please keep me informed of your progress at
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Answered: Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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