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Tuesday, February 22, 2011 rsperry5, Community Member, asks

Q: Can you take 2 naproxen 500mg tablets at one time for pain?

I do not take this drug on a regular basis but my back is killing me. Is it safe to take more than one?
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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide
2/22/11 10:50pm

The maximum recommended dose of naproxen is 500mg at one time, with no more than 1500 mg to be taken in a 24 hr. period.  I wouldn't recommend taking more than that without asking your doctor.

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By rsperry5, Community Member— Last Modified: 02/22/11, First Published: 02/22/11