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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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If I am pregnant and I have a really bad cold can I take Aleve (naproxen) ?

If I am pregnant and I have a really bad cold can I take Aleve (naproxen) ?

Yes.: Sporadic aleve (naproxen) not a problem, unless you are at term. Takes two days to clear and could enhance blood loss. Better than asa. But aleve (naproxen) will not help your cold unless you have pain, sore throat - headache, etc. ...Read more

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I'm 22 weeks pregnant is it ok if I take an Aleve (naproxen) for my headache ?

I'm 22 weeks pregnant is it ok if I take an Aleve (naproxen) for my headache ?

No!: While you are pregnant, you can only take acetaminophen (Tylenol) and /or narcotics for pain. You can hurt your baby by taking NSAID type medicine (i.e. Aleve, Motrin, Advil, ibuprofen, naproxen) fora headache or other pain. ...Read more

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Can I take Aleve (naproxen) while I'm pregnant for a tooth ache?

Can I take Aleve (naproxen) while I'm pregnant for a tooth ache?

Meds and Pregnant: Any medication should be pre-approved by your OBGYN.
Even over the counter meds. Even pain meds for a toothache. Call you MD's office and speak to their nurse who will readily find out for you. Visit your DDS office , find out what is the cause of your tooth pain. They can call
the MD office and find out what is OK and not. ...Read more

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Why cant i take aleve (naproxen) during the 7 month of pregnancy ? What will it do to my baby ?

Increased risk: of birth defects and miscarriage in the last trimester when patients have taken Aleve (naproxen). Most medications commonly used in pregnancy have insufficient data to know fetal risks. I recommend not taking it at all during pregnancy if possible. Check with your doctor for alternative treatments based on your symptoms and diagnosis. Drink lots of water, especially in your last trimester & while nursing! ...Read more

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Is Aleve safe to take for pain and fever durning pregnancy? I was told I could take Tylenol, (acetaminophen) but I don't have any.

Is Aleve safe to take for pain and fever durning pregnancy? I was told I could take Tylenol, (acetaminophen) but I don't have any.

Not really: Aleve (naproxen) is contraindicated in the third trimester. It also can cause prolonged bleeding if you would start to bleed. I would get some Tylenol or generic acetaminophen. ...Read more

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Im 10 weeks pregnant what can I take for tension headaches? Aleve (naproxen) helps a lot but i can't take that right now

Headaches/Pregnancy: Have you discussed with your obstetrician? Headaches may be associated or exacerbated with pregnancy. For tension ha you can try tyelenol. However, given pregnancy i would recommend injections such as trigger points for muscular pain or massage therapy prior. It may be beneficial to also try acupuncture. ...Read more

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I'm 33 weeks pregnant, and have had a migrain for 3 days. I have taken Tylonal every 4 hrs, and it hasn't helped at all. BP is 112/69 can i take Aleve (naproxen)?

I'm 33 weeks pregnant, and have had a migrain for 3 days. I have taken Tylonal every 4 hrs, and it hasn't helped at all. BP is 112/69 can i take Aleve (naproxen)?

No GREAT solution: Every time I get this consult from OB I reread everything AGAIN just to check myself & see if anything new is out. But, pregnancy just ties our hands terribly. So, always start with basics. Be sure YOU're not adding risk factors such as: Lack of sleep, Low blood sugar, Caffeine WITHDRAWAL, Dehydration, POOR POSTURE, Stress. Write me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR for more ideas. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take naproxen while pregnant, ?

Is it safe to take naproxen while pregnant, ?

Naproxen: The fewer medications you take during pregnancy, the better, especially in the first half. Discuss with your ob. ...Read more

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I need to know if it is safe to take Naproxen Sodium 220 mg while 14 weeks pregnant.

I need to know if it is safe to take Naproxen Sodium 220 mg while 14 weeks pregnant.

Pregnancy and Meds: It is not usually recommended to take medications while pregnant. In some cases we would prescribe but check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 25 weeks pregnant with a tooth ache. Can I take an all day pain relief with naproxen sodium 220 mg? I have no Tylenol (acetaminophen).

I'm 25 weeks pregnant with a tooth ache. Can I take an all day pain relief with naproxen sodium 220 mg? I have no Tylenol (acetaminophen).

See your DDS: Pregnancy is not a reason to defer routine dental care or treatment. Dental local anesthesia and treatment are safe and essential during pregnancy. Some medications can be dangerous during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What will Aleve (naproxen) do to you when your pregnant?

See details: It can cause GI ulcers and bleeding. Most harm may occur to fetus especially if it is used later in pregnancy. It may interfere with normal labor and delivery. ...Read more

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I am nine weeks pregnant and took two 200 mg Aleve for a headache. Will it harm my baby?

I am nine weeks pregnant and took two 200 mg Aleve for a headache. Will it harm my baby?

Pregnancy and drugs: You are right to be concerned about taking medication during pregnancy. Discuss with your doctor the recommended treatments for simple complaints like colds and headaches during pregnancy. S/he may prefer Tylenol or acetaminophen, for example. A single dose of Aleve should not cause a problem, even at 9 weeks. ...Read more

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Took 2 Aleve & hr later took 3 Advil & 3 tylenol (acetaminophen) for cramps for period was start next day. Pregnant & worried i did something to harm the baby.?

Took 2 Aleve & hr later took 3 Advil & 3 tylenol (acetaminophen) for cramps for period was start next day. Pregnant & worried i did something to harm the baby.?

U question was : Not quite clear . But the amount of medication u took was rather excessive . Discuss with u physician what u need to do and how much u can take and do not exceed that. ...Read more

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Dec 2011 i overdosed on 17 Aleve (naproxen) pills. I got pregnant in july 2012 and i got hydronephrosis in my left kidney. Symptoms were gross hematuria on august 2012. Could the pills have caused this?

No: Hydronephrosis is common during pregnancy, more on the right than left. Could also be due to a kidney stone if there is associated pain. If you have continued to take aleve (naproxen) or another pain medication, you could have bleeding from your kidney from that. Sometimes a clot in the ureter tube could cause pain and hydronephrosis as well. ...Read more

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About 6 weeks pregnant.took Aleve (naproxen) for bad cramps twice but no bleeding.they only come when I make force or accidentally put pressure on uterus.why?

About 6 weeks pregnant.took Aleve (naproxen) for bad cramps twice but no bleeding.they only come when I make force or accidentally put pressure on uterus.why?

Home "earthquake": When pressure is applied to a pregnant uterus, contractions often occur as the uterus is home to your pregnancy and the "pressure" is often like an "earthquake" as it disturbs the "home" environment. ...Read more

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Is safe to le naproxen i think I am pregnant?

Anti inflammatory: Anti inflammatory medications are recommended to be stopped in the initial stages of pregnancy until you can be seen by a obstetrician to clear you to take just about any medication, over the counter or prescription. ...Read more

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I am 16 weeks pregnant and have a terrible cold. I took two doses of sudafed without realizing the particular kind had naproxen. Is this ok?

I am 16 weeks pregnant and have a terrible cold. I took two doses of sudafed without realizing the particular kind had naproxen. Is this ok?

Should be fine: While i wouldn't recommend you continue taking this name brand of pseudophed, the issue with Naproxen and nsaids is more in the third trimester. You are just barely into the second trimester, so its very unlikely the limited dose you took would cause any harm. Not impossible, just very unlikely. ...Read more

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I'm on morphine, flexeril, vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) and lyrica. I have had a blood test and at home pregnancy tests all negative but feel pregnant can they all be wrong?

I'm on morphine, flexeril, vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) and lyrica. I have had a blood test and at home pregnancy tests all negative but feel pregnant can they all be wrong?

These: Medications would not interfere with pgx test. Some of the side effects of these drugs can make you feel bloated, or irritate your stomach. ...Read more

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Hello. I have to take naproxen for arthritis pain, what can I do about constipation? does it slow motility? I am a 63 year old female. Thank you.

Diet first: fruits, vegatables, , more water , walk alot , then add mirilax[polyetheline glycol] 1-2x/day for softener, thenstimulant like senna or bisacodyl to squeeze it out. naproxyn rarely cause this but can be overcome with above ...Read more

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56 year-old woman notices radicular pain after taking vitamin B6 supplement for three years.....?

56 year-old woman notices radicular pain after taking vitamin B6 supplement for three years.....?

B6 toxicity is well recognized: There are a few questions that need to be asked in this case. Exactly how much B6 was the patient taking? According to recommended standards 200mg daily is the limit. Toxicity is thought to occur at levels of 1000mg. daily and above though much lower have been reported on rare occasions(100-300mg). Secondly, what exactly was the quality of her pain? Described symptoms of neural toxicity involves sensory neuropathy described mainly as burning dysesthesias and numbness. The case talks about a RADICULOPATHY. That is typically not the same type of pain as we find in chemical toxicities. Pain in the feet could very well be dysesthesias but the history could be a bit more specific there in order to attach more positive points for B6 sequelae.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16320662 ...Read more

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Can you take Lunesta (eszopiclone) and Aleve together?

Can you take Lunesta (eszopiclone) and Aleve together?

Yes: There should be no problem taking these medications together. Remember that Aleve (naproxen) should be taken with food. Feel better and get some good sleep. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 2 aleve every 12 hours for a bad toothache?

Is it ok to take 2 aleve every 12 hours for a bad toothache?

Dental appointment: See your dentist for a dental examination to determine the cause and treat your dental discomfort. The dentist will prescribe pain medication if needed in addition. The pain will only be masked by self prescribing pain medication without treatment and the outcome would only be transient. ...Read more

Naproxen (Definition)

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


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