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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Alleve: Alleve decreases pain and crampss does not decrease bleeding or flow
Dr. Kashif Abdullah
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Aleve (naproxen) does not: Aleve (naproxen) will not lighten or shorten your period. I might help with cramping pain from menstruation. But this will not shorten your period o ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mefenamic Acid: Ibuprofen and Naproxen can make your periods a little lighter but probably not enough to make your holiday better. Mefenamic acid three times a day w ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Actually: It would make you bleed less. Thanks dr. Higginbotham!
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The nsaid's, including aleve, (naproxen) are quite effective at decreasing blood loss during the menses.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes.: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for pms / period. Avoid caf ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Yes you can.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marino Tavarez
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Yes: as log as you no have no bleeding, stomach or allergy issues, you should be fine
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Over maximum dose!: Your friend is acting inappropriately! the maximum dose of Naproxen is 500mg 2 times per day. At that dose, she could affect liver, decrease renal f ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Aleve (naproxen): Yes
A female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Aleve (naproxen) won't help: Nothing can slow/delay a menstrual period(mother nature rules!). But if you want to try, use the stuff available over the counter which is usually of ... Read More

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