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    How long after taking the last dose of Aleve can one start the Ibuprofen?

I've been taking Aleve (2 pills twice a day) for 5 days along with 10mg at night of flexural for sciatica. My doctor switched the medication to ibuprofen (600mg up to 3x a day or as needed). How long after taking the last dose of Aleve can I start the ibuprofen?
Tue, 11 Mar 2014
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Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.

Both Aleve and ibuprofen belong to NSAID group of medications.

You can take ibuprofen 8 hours after the last dose of Aleve.

I hope that answers your question.
Regards,
Dr.R.K
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