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Naproxen (Definition)

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


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Are there any other alternatives to alleviate pain after bunionectomy? Oxycodone is not working. Am trying Aleve (naproxen) at the moment.

Are there any other alternatives to alleviate pain after bunionectomy? Oxycodone is not working. Am trying Aleve (naproxen) at the moment.

Ask your surgeon: It is normal to have pain the first day following bunion surgery. Try to avoid excessive medication. Rest the foot. Elevate the foot, ice the foot. Take it easy. Taking oral anti-inflammatory medication with the pain medication will usually be helpful. Ask you surgeon what he or she feels is right for you. ...Read more

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I've took iburephen and naproxen for years now if i take it i get internal bleeding. Told i was allergic. Why now? Wat to use as alternative?

I've took iburephen and naproxen for years now if i take it i get internal bleeding. Told i was allergic. Why now? Wat to use as alternative?

Changes in body: Our body changes as we get older. Ibprofen and Naproxen are common causes of GI bleeding in some people. This is not necessarily an allergy but perhaps a new increased sensitivity of your body to this combination of meds. ...Read more

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Given the recent findings about naproxen and cox 2 inhibitors, is ginger a safe alternative for pain? What are any heart risks?

Given the recent findings about naproxen and cox 2 inhibitors, is ginger a safe alternative for pain? What are any heart risks?

Ginger: Ginger is effective for nausea - it has no beneficial or harmful effects on the heart and no activity in relieving pain. Here is what the National Institutes of Health has to say about ginger: http://nccam.nih.gov/health/ginger To treat arthritis, short acting NSAIDs are a reasonable trade-off. Use ibuprofen in the smallest dose that helps you. What benefit is there of living to 100 but miserable? ...Read more

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My wife has developed a sudden allergy to nsaids and can no longer take naproxen, ponstan etc for severe period pain. Are there alternatives?

Acetaminophen: Acetaminophen is available over the counter. Other pain medications will require a prescription. Consider using a birth control method to suppress periods. If she does not have periods then the pain will not come. Birth control pills, nuvaring, the depoprovera shot and Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are all options. ...Read more

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

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?

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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What happens if you take17 aspirin and 3 aleve ?

What happens if you take17 aspirin and 3 aleve
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Acute Overdose: If a person accidentally or intentionally takes a very large dose of aspirin at one time, it's called an acute overdose. Seek emergency medical attention if you have overdosed on an NSAID. ...Read more

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What would happen if i took way too much aleve (naproxen)?

GI and kidney proble: The major risks involve GI (ulcers and bleeds) and damage to the kidneys. Nsaids such as Naproxen (aleve) should never be taken in doses higher than recommended. ...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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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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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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I have took 2 Aleve two days in a row and have had the worst case of gastritis since(going on day 5).how can I heal it?

I have took 2 Aleve two days in a row and have had the worst case of gastritis since(going on day 5).how can I heal it?

See clinician: You can try an H2 Blocker along with mylanta / maalox. However, if your symptoms are that severe, you should see your clinician asap to evaluate for a possible peptic ulcer. ...Read more

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Is celebrex (celecoxib) safer than aleve?

Is celebrex (celecoxib) safer than aleve?

yes: Less GI damage, especially in people over age 51. Cardiac risk has been controversial - possibly noted if 200 mg taken twice a day, but not if 400 mg taken once a day. ...Read more

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What is safer? Celebrex (celecoxib) or aleve?

What is safer? Celebrex (celecoxib) or aleve?

Celebrex (celecoxib): Depends. Both are nsaids. Celebrex (celecoxib) is primarily a cox-2 inhibitor so it was originally thought to be less likely to cause reflux, stomach ulcers. Long term it has not shown any difference a year out. Both have a cardiac warning, although at least theoretically aleve(naproxen) would be less likely to cause this. Short term both are fine as long as you do not have and kidney or heart disease. ...Read more

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