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Dr. Heidi Fowler
787 doctors shared insights

Aleve (Overview)

Aleve is a pain medication.


Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
177M people helped
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Are naproxen and Aleve really the exact same thing?

Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
177M people helped
Are naproxen and Aleve really the exact same thing?

Aleve: They are, brad name is Aleve.

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Dr. William Forsythe
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22 years in practice
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Aleve (Overview)

Aleve is a pain medication.


Dr. Bhavin Patel
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
20 years in practice
308K people helped
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What does Aleve allergy do to you?

Dr. Bhavin Patel
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
20 years in practice
308K people helped
What does Aleve allergy do to you?

Varies: The allergy symptoms can vary from person to person, depending on the organs affected. The worst case is throat swelling leading to death. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
132M people helped
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What is naproxen used for?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
132M people helped
What is naproxen used for?

Naproxene: Naproxene is an anti inflammatory pain killer used as analgesic and for arthritis lke rhematoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and other inflammatory conditions like tendinitis, myositis.It is also used as analgesic like alleve.Can be used for any kind of pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Amir Faridi
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
130K people helped
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Is it ok to take more than recommended aleves at a time?

Dr. Amir Faridi
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
130K people helped
Is it ok to take more than recommended aleves at a time?
Dr. William Forsythe
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22 years in practice
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
30 years in practice
49M people helped
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What are some side effects of aleve?

Dr. Luis Villaplana
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
30 years in practice
49M people helped
What are some side effects of aleve?
Dr. Richard Williams
Board Certified, Pharmacology
13 years in practice
1M people helped
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How long does it take until Aleve kicks in?

Dr. Richard Williams
Board Certified, Pharmacology
13 years in practice
1M people helped

Difficult to answer: There are too mny vriablestoconsider- the degree of pain, absorption.Type of pain, etc. In general you should see some degree of relief in 1-2 hours. ...Read more

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Dr. Amir Faridi
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
130K people helped
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What happens if you take Aleve every day?

Dr. Amir Faridi
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
130K people helped
What happens if you take Aleve every day?

Aleve: Too much and consumption on regular basis can effect kidneys as well gastric ulcer can develop, resulting in GI bleed. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kent
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
7 years in practice
2M people helped
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Is it ok to drink alcohol while taking aleve?

Dr. Robert Kent
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
7 years in practice
2M people helped
Is it ok to drink alcohol while taking aleve?

Yes: As long as you are not alcoholic with changes on your blood counts, there is no problem taking alleve and drinking alcohol responsibly. An alcoholic would have to worry about bleeding issues due to long term affects of alcohol on the human body, but if you are just having a couple of drinks, there would not be any issue at all combining the two. Also, stay hydrated though! hope that helps. ...Read more

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Dr. David J. Rosenfeld
Board Certified, Pain Management
22 years in practice
22M people helped
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I get tension migraines every day. A dr has prescribe me naproxen 500mg bid. Is there anything else i can do or take?

Dr. David J. Rosenfeld
Board Certified, Pain Management
22 years in practice
22M people helped

Many things: I am a big fan of behavior modification as a part of migraine treatment. Check out this website. http://www.migrainesavvy.com/cognitive-behavior-modification.html. ...Read more

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Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Board Certified, Pain Management
34 years in practice
685K people helped
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Can I recover from a naproxen overdose without seeking medical attention from a doctor?

Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Board Certified, Pain Management
34 years in practice
685K people helped

Naproxen overdose: If you suspect an overdose then you should see a doctor. Nsaids like Naproxen can cause kidney failure and intestinal bleeding. You should have, at a minimum, a good history and physical exam along with kidney function tests. ...Read more

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