Does naproxen sulfate affect the liver?

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Posted on Thu, 26 Sep 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Does naproxen sulfate affect the liver? I have been taking ibuprofen and there appears to be some negative impact.
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Answered by Dr. Prasad 9 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Both Naproxen sulfate and ibuprofen affect kidney and have no significant effect on normal liver. However both naproxen and ibuprofen are both same class of medicine belonging to non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) - it can have additive effects.

Therefore it would be better to avoid one of the two drugs.

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