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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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Can I take aleve (naproxen) to temporarily halt my period for a special occasion? What would be the dosage?

Can I take aleve (naproxen) to temporarily halt my period for a special occasion? What would be the dosage?

Aleve (naproxen) 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

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What dosage of naproxen for sprained knee?

Depends on your heal: All medicines need to be monitored. In general the dose is 500mg twice a day. The safety depends on your health, kidney function, blood pressure, age and if you have had previous ulcers. This will increase your risks. You can discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long after I took a dose of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) do I have to wait to take some Aleve?

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 (acetaminophen) or drink fluids and let the antibiotic start to work. ...Read more

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Aleve (naproxen) 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?

Doctor Dose: A common dose prescription written by doctors is 500 mg twice a day for Naproxen / Aleve (naproxen). Take that into account when looking at the OTC dose of 220 mg twice daily. ...Read more

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How long could i take the max dose of Aleve (naproxen) 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

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