Can you take Naproxen along with Vicodin for pain? Are there any side effects? Sean.
This type of question can be safely answered only by your own physician because he or she needs to answer it in the context of your full medical history and all medications you may be using, both prescription and over-the-counter. Combining NSAIDs such as naproxen with the acetaminophen in Vicodin can increase the risk of kidney problems, so this combination should be used only under the supervision of your physician.
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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