Glad I could help. :)
Yeah, combining meds can be tricky, especially with NSAIDs. Could lead to stomach trouble, blood thinning/bleeding issues, etc.
There are some sites online that let you enter all your meds and supplements, vitamins, etc. to check for interactions. It's worth googling. :)
Thanks for answering Carolan. Actually I really hadn't thought it was a problem to take Ibuprofen in the morning and then Naproxen in the evening (which says NSAID) on the bottle (over the counter).
Hmmm I 'm glad you mentioned that. I'm going to look that up but I'll stick to only one kind a day.
Anything you ingest by mouth is eventually going to go through your liver. From what I've read, ibuprofen isn't as hard on the liver as tylenol (acetomenaphen or paracetamol), but still be careful to take no more than what the label says, and tell your doctor you're taking it. If it works, your doctor may direct you to take more than what's on the label, but again, follow instructions, dosage and timing carefully. Stay away from the "extra strength" formulas.
I'm sure you know this, but don't combine it with other over the counter or prescription NSAIDs and painkillers, which often combine and opiate and tylenol.
If you're unsure about anything related to Rx or otc meds, your pharmacist is your best resource for advice.