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how does aleve (naproxen) work long term?

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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 12 years experience
Cuts inflammation: Alleve will decrease inflammation and allow for improved healing and decreased pain while an injury recovers. It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory med and helps with inflammation. Longer term use keeps this inflammation at bay. It can also lead to more severe side effects like ulcers, bleeding issues or renal damage with long term use and needs to be monitored.There are better long term nsaids.

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A 20-year-old male asked:

I have asthma but it's for the most part asymptomatic. Is it ok for me to take aleeve?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: A small percentage of people have sensitivity to aspirin, which causes a flare- of asthma. For those people, medications like Aleve or Ibuprofen can cause breathing problems. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is generally considerd safe. However, the percentage of people with asthma who also react to anti-inflammatory medications is low, and the use of these medications is usually safe.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Whats naproxen dosage for cramps?

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Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management 19 years experience
250: ~250 mg every 8-12 hours.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between anaprox, (naproxen) naproxin?

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Dr. Gregory Blair
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Anesthesiology 9 years experience
They are the same.: All medications carry two different names, there is the generic name which is the name of the actual drug (naproxen in this case) and the trade name from the company who sells it (anaprox in this case). Naproxen is sold under several other trade names but they are all essentially the same medication. Many times if you can find generic Naproxen at wal-mart you can save a dollar or two!
A 31-year-old member asked:

Anything when taking aleve (naproxen)?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Question unclear: Naproxyn, like other similar compounds may produce abdominal pain and upper GI bleeding, and can predispose to cardiovascular events which can be life-threatening. Can also interfere with some anti-depressants.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Whats anaprox (naproxen)?

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Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Naproxen: It is a non steroidal anti- inflammatory drug, and analgesic. They reduce fever help with pain and inlammation. Commonly used for joint pain and arthritis amongst other things. They are dosed every 12 hours and are not intended for long term use.

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