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Aleve Dosage Directions
Aleve won't help: Nothing can slow/delay a menstrual period(mother nature rules!). But if you want to try, use the stuff available over the counter which is usually of half strength, so you may have to double the dose. But do not take it more than twice a day and limit it to no more than 2-3 days. It can cause stomach ulcers! ...Read more
I take 500 mgs of naproxen 4 times a day for arthritis and ran out. Is it safe to take the same dosage of Aleve until I get to the pharmacy?
Yes: You can take the alleve until you get the prescription from your doctor ...Read more
Aleve directions say you may take 2 pills IF taken within 1st hour of the 1st one...how strange. What happens if I take 2nd pill 4 hrs after 1st?
How long could i take the max dose of Aleve for maximal anti-inflammatory effectiveness. 1100mg per day, OTC 3 tabs q12hs?
Several weeks: You don't need the max dose to get the max effect. If used to relieve symptoms of arthritis 2 tab bid time contingent or around the clock. You also get the analgesic benefit for mild to moderate pain. Take in consideration that you may experience serious side effects during treatment with this medicine. Make sure that your doctor check your progress at regular visits. ...Read more
Avoid this: Since you are already taking Ibuprofen you should not take aleve. They are both nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs and should not be taken together at the same time. If you are having fever take aspirin or tylenol or drink fluids and let the antibiotic start to work. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I took 2 Aleve around 10 1 5 mg Percocet around 11 and 1 high dose Ibprophen around 130 is that bad?
Really bad neck and back pain from a few nights of poor sleep. I have been taking one Aleve every 12 hrs past 2 days but still bad. Double dose?
Not unreasonable: I will often recommend an NSAID "burst", with aleve taken twice daily for a week or 10 days, sometimes at twice the otc dose. This is not a good idea if you have sensitivity to the medication, kidney issues, or so forth, but can be a safe and inexpensive way to relieve residual inflammation. If symptoms persist after the burst, however, a more in depth evaluation is often required. ...Read more