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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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I was wondering are aspirin or Aleve bad for your liver?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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I was wondering are aspirin or Aleve bad for your liver?

Rarely: Aleve is more likely to cause liver inflammation but this is a relatively uncommon side effect. ...Read more

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Dr. George Arcos
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Is there proof that Aleve or other naisd's can cause liver damage?

Dr. George Arcos
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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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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Is it possible that Aleve increase liver enzymes?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Is it possible that Aleve increase liver enzymes?

Famously: Naproxen is well-known to do this, and about 1 in 25 people who start taking it on a regular basis get elevated liver enzymes. Perhaps it's time to look at taking a different nsaid; if the liver enzymes remain high, it would be wise to look for a different dangerous-if-untreated cause of the elevated 'zymes. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Taking 50mg-zoloft, 50mg-vyvanse, 40mg-protonix, donnatal-4 daily, viokase16-4 daily, 5000-vit.D3, aleve-440mg 4 pain.Could meds damage liver?Were elevated.

Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Taking 50mg-zoloft, 50mg-vyvanse, 40mg-protonix, donnatal-4 daily, viokase16-4 daily, 5000-vit.D3, aleve-440mg 4 pain.Could meds damage liver?Were elevated.

Possibly: See your doctor to adjust your regimen as some can cause liver enzymes elevations. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Ihave very high count mitochondrial antibodies and have been diagnosed with fatty liver disease. Is it ok to take aleve for muscle pain I'm having?

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Ihave very high count mitochondrial antibodies and have been diagnosed with fatty liver disease.  Is it ok to take aleve for  muscle pain I'm having?

Fatty liver disease: You should not take anything over the counter without approval from your liver disease doctor. Most likely the answer will be "It's OK" but don't take chances. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
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I am obese had baristruc surgery. Just found out I have a slightly large heart, and ^ liver enzymes. I hurt my knee can I take an Aleve w/said issues?

Dr. Gregg Nishi
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I am obese had baristruc surgery. Just found out I have a slightly large heart, and ^ liver enzymes. I hurt my knee can I take an Aleve w/said issues?

NSAIDs : What type of bariatric surgery did you have? Gastric bypass? Lap band? Sleeve gastrectomy? The biggest concern is taking nsaids after a gastric bypass because it can cause you to form ulcers in your gastric pouch. If you do take nsaids, you should take a proton pump inhibitor like prevacid, prilosec, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How does the liver metabolise naproxen?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How does the liver metabolise naproxen?

Naproxen metabolism: See: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16187975

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Dr. Paul Grin
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Is taking naproxen 500 2 x plus 10/325 x 5 goingto cause liver problems? Thank you.

Dr. Paul Grin
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Not likely: No drug interactions between Norco and naproxen. This drug may rarely cause serious (possibly fatal) liver disease. Nausea, vomiting, constipation, drowsiness lightheadedness and dizziness are common side effects. Rec.: for more information discuss with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Would taking naproxen pills for a long time damage the liver?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Would taking naproxen pills for a long time damage the liver?

Rarely: anyone taking long term NSAIDs such naproxen needs to have periodic blood tests to screen for anemia, liver or kidney issues related to these meds. ...Read more

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Dr. John Goldman
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What to do if I have an intermittent pain in my right subscapular area. it responds to naproxen sometimes. liver & gs?

Dr. John Goldman
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What to do if I have an intermittent pain in my right subscapular area. it responds to naproxen sometimes. liver & gs?

Uncertain where it c: It is uncertain where it is coming from. What makes it worse and what makes it better? It could be shoulder joint arthritis, shoulder tendonitis, shoulder bursitis. Your physician can help define this ...Read more

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