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Suffer from gout. On warfarin. Severe pain with swelling. Can naproxen be taken instead of warfarin?

Hi,My husband is on warfarin at this time,he has gout bad in his ankle and was told he no longer can use naproxen for pain.the doctor says to use colchicine instead.He is in severe pain and terrible swelling.His dr. also said if no relief he can stop the warfarin a couple of nights and he can take naproxen instead.If he took warfarin 7hrs.ago would he able to take a naproxen now and not take his warfarin tonight?It is 2am in the morning.The colchicine has given no relief?????
Asked On : Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to Healthcare magic.Thank you for the query.
Naproxen and warfarin are not similar drugs You cant use one to change another. I suggest not to change warfarin dosage. This is more important then pain treatment. He should take some opioid painkillers if naproxen and colhicine arent helpful but i dont think he should stop warfarin.
Wish you good health. Regards
Answered: Wed, 17 Jul 2013
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