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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Aleve (Overview)

Aleve is a pain medication.


Dr. Heidi Fowler
866 doctors shared insights

Aleve (Overview)

Aleve is a pain medication.


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What does Aleve (naproxen) allergy do to you?

What does Aleve (naproxen) 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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What is naproxen used for?

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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How long does it take until Aleve (naproxen) kicks in?

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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What happens if you take Aleve (naproxen) every day?

What happens if you take Aleve (naproxen) every day?

Aleve (naproxen): 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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Is it ok to drink alcohol while taking aleve (naproxen)?

Is it ok to drink alcohol while taking aleve (naproxen)?

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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I get tension migraines every day. A dr has prescribe me naproxen 500mg bid. Is there anything else i can do or take?

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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Can I recover from a naproxen overdose without seeking medical attention from a doctor?

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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Hello is it normal to have blood in your stool when you're taking new medicines such as Aleve (naproxen) or mixing prescribed medicine with aleve (naproxen)?

Hello is it normal to have blood in your stool when you're taking new medicines such as Aleve (naproxen) or mixing prescribed medicine with aleve (naproxen)?

NOT GOOD, stop Aleve (naproxen): Never, unless with a doctor's expressed advice, mix medicines. Aleve (naproxen) is an effective inhibitor of platelet function so it can make you bleed. Aleve (naproxen) can cause ulcers (anywhere in the GI tract), which can then bleed. Stop the Aleve (naproxen) at once, and seek medical attention now before a little bleed turns into a life-threatening one. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I use Aleve (naproxen) to help my charley horse in my right calf?

Please tell me, could I use Aleve (naproxen) to help my charley horse in my right calf?

Have it evaluated.: Gentle massage is usually helpful, but have it evaluated and make sure that it is not something more serious. ...Read more

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Is Aleve (naproxen) effective for tension headaches?

Is Aleve (naproxen) effective for tension headaches?

Yes: Aleve is a trade name for naproxen, a long-acting non-steroidal anti-inflammatory that can help fevers and pain of different kinds, including headaches. ...Read more

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Aleve (naproxen) helps me sleep. I have no pain, but take two every night to help me relax. It works but is this harmful.?

Aleve (naproxen) helps me sleep.  I have no pain, but take two every night to help me relax.  It works but is this harmful.?

Can be: Aleve (naproxen) and other nsaids should not be used on a long term basis as they can be very harsh on the stomach, heart as well as kidneys. Taking it for less than 2-3 months is usually safe. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Aleve (naproxen) with cephalexin and sulfameth / trimethoprim?

Minor interactions: Generally ok although Cephalexin will increase the level of Aleve (naproxen) by competing with its clearance at the kidney. ...Read more

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Does naproxen is dangerous if you have a gastritis condition?

Yes: This medication can affect the stomach and cause irritation and ulceration at high doses and prolonged use. In active gastritis this medication would be contraindicated and should be stopped. If there is no active gastritis then this medication could be used but a medication used to reduce stomach acid could be take with it for protection. Discuss with your pcp. ...Read more

Naproxen (Definition)

Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It inhibits cyclooxygenase thus reducing ...Read more