A 26-year-old female asked:
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can aleve cause kidney damage? how long does it take for that to happen? i knew someone that took motrin for 1-2 weeks for tooth pain and damaged their kidneys. i took aleve 12 times in a month to month in a half because of pain. not 12 days in a row?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
24 years experience Pediatrics
Dose & frequency: NSAIDS (Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Ketoprofen) can damage the kidneys if they are taken in too high of a dosage, too frequently or in a setting where the patient is dehydrated. You should drink plenty of fluids and avoid becoming dehydrated when you use these medicines. Ibuprofen (400mg every 6-8hrs), Naproxen (220mg every 8-12hrs) See https://www.getreliefresponsibly.com/use-pain-medicine-safely.
Answered on Sep 12, 2020
Dr. Richard Romano
9 years experience Internal Medicine
NSAID : The risk factors from NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen and others) related kidney injury are determined by factors such as age, amount of dose, and time of NSAIDs, underlying health, or disease. How does this apply to your dose..this is best answered by doing a lab test to see how your kidney function is.
Answered on Sep 13, 2020

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