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To I take 1000 mg of Naproxen with my cancer med, xeloda

Customer Question

to I take 1000 mg of Naproxen with my cancer med, xeloda because I have hand-foot syndrome, but I also take Eliquis. the pharmacy was reluctant today to give me my renewal 'script because if reaction...Am i doing a dangerous thing?
JA: Are you keeping a personal medical record while dealing with this?
Customer: Not really
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have peritoneal cancer being controlled hopefully by the Xeloda
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 6 months ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

Is the doctor that prescribes you Eliquis aware of your taking the Naproxen?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 6 months ago.


The combination can cause unexpected bleeding and that's why the pharamacist was wary

But so long as your doctor is OK with your taking the two together there's really no problem for you

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
thank you
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 6 months ago.

My pleasure

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