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I was wondering are aspirin or Aleve (naproxen) bad for your liver?

I was wondering are aspirin or Aleve (naproxen) bad for your liver?

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

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Is it possible that Aleve (naproxen) increase liver enzymes?

Is it possible that Aleve (naproxen) 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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Is there proof that Aleve (naproxen) or other naisd's can cause liver damage?

Is there proof that Aleve (naproxen) 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 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 (naproxen) w/said issues?

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 (naproxen) 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, (lansoprazole) prilosec, etc. ...Read more

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How does the liver metabolise naproxen?

How does the liver metabolise naproxen?

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

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

Not likely: No drug interactions between Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 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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What to do if I have an intermittent pain in my right subscapular area. it responds to naproxen sometimes. liver & gs?

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

Naproxen (Definition)

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


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