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My cycle started today, and I just took 4 aleve at once, is that bad? What will happen to me?

My cycle started today, and I just took 4 aleve at once, is that bad? What will happen to me?

Aleve/menses: Taking 4 aleve today probably will treat your pain and discomfort today without side effects. No further med should be taken today and 24 hrs from now. Sometimes in some people bleeding/bruising can occur, emesis, diarrhea. Just observe for now. ...Read more

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Can I take four Aleve (naproxen) tablets at once?

Can I take four Aleve (naproxen) tablets at once?

No: Typically otc aleve is 220mg of naproxen. You can take up to 550 mg at one time typically for prescription strength, so roughly 2.5 tablets at once. ...Read more

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I've taken 12 220mg aleve (naproxen) in the past four hours to aleviate a pain in my tooth. Should I be okay?

NO: You have actually taken a fairly toxic dose of naproxyn sodium: 12x 220mg= 2640 mg (2.64 grams). Maximum daily dose of this medicine is 1, 500 mg (500 mg 3x/day)- in severe cases. Go to the ER now- you have inadvertently poisoned yourself. ...Read more

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My sister took four Aleve (naproxen) and drank an energy drink. Could she possibly od?

My sister took four Aleve (naproxen) and drank an energy drink. Could she possibly od?

Probably not: The maximum daily dose of aleve (naproxen) should be toe tablets twice daily. Taking 4 tablets one time should not hurt but she should never take that many tablets at once again. ...Read more

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I have an awful head ache. Four hours ago I took an Aleve (naproxen) but it didn't work. Can I take something else?

I have an awful head ache. Four hours ago I took an Aleve (naproxen) but it didn't work. Can I take something else?

Headache: Yes you can try tylenol (acetaminophen) take two tabletsor if you took only one 220 mgm of Aleve you can take another. And if that does not help take tylenol (acetaminophen).This remedy is only for simple headach. If the headache persists then you see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 85, quite healthy and will have a vicodin or anaprox (naproxen) three or four hours after a second or third beer. Problem?

I'm 85, quite healthy and will have a vicodin or anaprox (naproxen) three or four hours after a second or third beer. Problem?

No problem: Anaprox (naproxen) you can wash down with beer, if really want to--but have something on your stomach to avoid upset. Think of each vicodin as about 2 drinks (if small build + being older, perhaps 3)--if you would not feel in control / steady after a couple - three beers + 3, then wait. Usually each drink (1oz ethanol equivalent) metabolized in just over an hour, so 3hrs after 3 beers almost like no beers. ...Read more

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Last night I took Naproxen about four hours after an advil (ibuprofen). Will I get ill? How will I know? It's for retainer pain.

Last night I took Naproxen about four hours after an advil (ibuprofen). Will I get ill? How will I know? It's for retainer pain.

Should be fine: You should be fine. But it depends on how much Naproxen and Advil (ibuprofen) you took. It it is just one or two tablets of Naproxen or Advil (ibuprofen)'s then it is nothing to be worried about. But if you took large amounts of Naproxen or Advil (ibuprofen) (4-5 tablets each) than there might be some stomach pain, nausea and or vomitting. If this is the case and your experiencing these symptoms then go to an urgent care/er. ...Read more

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I take naproxen, four hours later took sudafed. Was very dizzy and had bad stomach spasams, and left side of upper rib cage, how can I stop the spasams?

I take naproxen, four hours later took sudafed. Was very dizzy and had bad stomach spasams, and left side of upper rib cage, how can I stop the spasams?

Milk: Try drinking a glass of milk. If that relieves it, would not take any more naproxen. If not, should consider it is your heart that is the problem and go to the hospital to get it checked out. ...Read more

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I took 3 Aleve at once, I am scared what will happen?

Wait it out: Why did you take three pills? If you were trying to hurt yourself, you need to seek counseling. Taking three pills once will not do lasting damage, however why you did that needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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I took 3 Aleve at once, I was wondering what will happen?

I took 3 Aleve at once, I was wondering what will happen?

Well: Usually this is OK to do once. When taking more than the over the counter dose consult a physician in person you can do a Healthtap visit and get specific advice ...Read more

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I took 2 aleve at 4pm, and now took 2 more pills at 11:45pm - the bottle says no more than 3 pills in a day. I'm 5'0" and 100lbs. Am I going to be ok?

You should be fine: But always read package instructions before taking any medication. This package probably said take ONE pill at a time. If you didn't have any stomach discomfort, you are lucky. WIth any of the NSAIDs be sure you have food in your stomach. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I take mucinex d and aleve at the same time?

Can I take mucinex d and aleve at the same time?

Interactions?: Yes, this is a common combination for treatment of cold symptoms. You might prefer to take with food to minimize nausea, particularly the Aleve. You could also take an hour or so apart if taking all that medicine at once causes nausea.
Feel better soon. ...Read more

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What would happen if I crushed and aleve and mixed with water and took it?

No problems: Aleve has a long half life, it is not a special form of the pill/capsule that makes it last long, so crushing it and swallowing it will not effect it. This is commonly done to persons with swallowing difficulties or feeding tubes. ...Read more

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I took 3 aleve and 2 midols in the same day before the affects could wear off, will I overdoes?

No, UR are pretty saf: These doses are not all that high to worry about overdosing. You are pretty safe if you do not do this again. ...Read more

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