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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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Constipated due to taking Aleve what to do?

Constipated due to taking Aleve what to do?

Constipation.: Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay physically active with regular exercise. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. ...Read more

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Is there proof that Aleve or other naisd's can cause liver damage?

Is there proof that Aleve or other naisd's can cause liver damage?

Possible: As you imply, there is controversy over how serious the role of nsaisd and liver damage really is. The best reference I have seen is world j gastroenterol 2010 december 7; 16(45) 5651-5661. While there is some risk with all nsaids, discontinuation usually reverses problem. The presence of jaundice is a serious risk factor for liver failure. Sulindac and nimesulide have both been linked hi risk. ...Read more

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I take between 3 and 9 Aleve per day. Prior to this I was taking naproxin for 10 - 12 years. I am now spilling ptotein. Could this be the cause?

I take between 3 and 9 Aleve per day.  Prior to this I was taking naproxin for 10 - 12 years.  I am now spilling ptotein.  Could this be the cause?

May be too much: Your screen name suggests some advanced aged. Most people 65 pr older should not take nsaids at all. Long term higher dose nsaidshave been associated with hypertension. Higher blood pressure can be hurting your kidneys. Talk to you gp about something other than anti-inflammatoriez for your condition. ...Read more

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Does taking Aleve cause more bruising?

It could: Aleve is an nsaid- a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug. This class of medications can increase bleeding in the skin- thus the bruise. ...Read more

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After being diagnosed with acid reflux caused by taking Aleve for 10 days, will this resolve after taking Prilosec or zantac?

After being diagnosed with acid reflux caused by taking Aleve for 10 days, will this resolve after taking Prilosec or zantac?

See details: The Naproxen does not cause acid reflux as its actually can cause major esophageal irritation and even esophageal ulcers. Stopping all nsaids is an essential step. The symptom should resolve over time usually with priolosec. Zantac is less effective. ...Read more

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Can Aleve really cause high blood pressure?

Can Aleve really cause high blood pressure?

Sometimes: It certainly can if taken regularly. The occasional use is not an issue. ...Read more

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