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A 24-year-old female asked:

I have a cold/flu i have been taking 220-440mg of aleve (naproxen) every 4-5 hours bc it seems worse at 5. can i continue taking 1 every 4-5 hours through today?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Yes, you can: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. Nsaids (e.g.Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your pcp for reevaluation.

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Last updated May 1, 2014

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