Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
182 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
  • question-icon

    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
Report Abuse
Gastroenterologist 's  Response
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.
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

I had a what I assumed was mild reaction (slight swelling of area around mouth) after taking Aleve, so have avoided it since. I can take Ibuprofin...

Recent questions on  Naproxen

doctor1 MD

Hi Doctor, My Mother is suffering with thyroid past 4 years, her age is 43,weight 97KG, height 5.3 feet. Below i am attaching test report s and...

doctor1 MD

Hi, I am a 25 year old female and have been diagnosed both at the er and at my family dr with a rotator cuff injury. I was given naproxen for four...

doctor1 MD

I have a fist size bruise on my back (mid back) with no trauma/injury and had my husband not inform me it was there, I would have been none the...

doctor1 MD

I am a 16 year old girl. For a few years now I have been experiencing headaches almost daily but my doctor doesn t know why. She prescribed me...

doctor1 MD

I fell and injured my collarbone, it’s bruised and swollen but I can still move my arm. I’m not sure if it’s broken or a torn ligament possibly,...

doctor1 MD

I was unplugging a big cord from a wall was a 2 outlet fixture with 6 outlet attachment on it.i was electrocuted pulling it out of the...

doctor1 MD

I am having headache since 3 days. what to do ?