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What are the chances of getting liver or kidney failure from naproxen overdose?
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: It depends what dose
An overdose is a relative term. Otc dose is less than half of the prescription dose.
However, the dose is guided by other risks also e.g. Causing ulcer or gastritis or blood thinning. The drug could certainly cause renal failure even in mild overdose, but on the other hand some people handle it better than others. Sometimes it is too late when people figure out that they actually don't tolerate it.

In brief: It depends what dose
An overdose is a relative term. Otc dose is less than half of the prescription dose.
However, the dose is guided by other risks also e.g. Causing ulcer or gastritis or blood thinning. The drug could certainly cause renal failure even in mild overdose, but on the other hand some people handle it better than others. Sometimes it is too late when people figure out that they actually don't tolerate it.
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