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USES: This medication relieves pain and reduces inflammation. It is used to treat headaches, muscle aches, dental pain, menstrual cramps, athletic injuries, and arthritis. This medication can also reduce fever.
This medication relieves pain and reduces inflammation. It is used to treat headaches, muscle aches, dental pain, menstrual cramps, athletic injuries, and arthritis. This medication can also reduce fever.
- Do not share this medication with others.
- Store at room temperature away from moisture and sunlight.
- Do not store in the bathroom.
#F6 Alive (Aleve)
Aleve (naproxen sodium) sodium 220
- If stomach upset occurs while taking this medication, take it with food, milk or an antacid.
- This medication is most effective in relieving menstrual pain if taken at the earliest sign of pain.
- In arthritis, it may take up to two weeks before the full effects of this medication are noted.
- For best results this should be taken regularly, as directed by your doctor.
- Stomach upset is the most common side effect.
- If this persists or becomes severe, notify your doctor.
- Inform your doctor if you develop persistent stomach pain, presence of black or bloody stools, skin rash, itching, edema (swelling of the feet or hands), change in urine color or vision changes while taking this medication.
- This drug may cause dizziness, drowsiness or blurred vision.
- It may rarely cause ringing in the ears or loss of hearing.
- Infrequently, this medication may increase the skin's sensitivity to sunlight.
- If this happens to you, avoid prolonged sun exposure, wear protective clothing and use a sunscreen.
- Avoid sunlamps.
- In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention.
- Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness or breathing trouble.
- If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- Tell your doctor your medical history especially of liver or kidney disease, blood disorders, ulcers, heart disease, alcohol use, high blood pressure, eye disease and of any allergies.
- Use caution when performing tasks requiring alertness.
- Limit alcohol intake as it may intensify the drowsiness effect of this medication.
- This medicine may cause stomach bleeding.
- Daily use of alcohol, especially when combined with this medicine, may increase your risk for stomach bleeding.
- Check with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
- Caution is advised when this drug is used in the elderly, since this group is more sensitive to drug side effects.
- This medication should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.
- Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
- Use of this drug during the last 6 months of pregnancy is not recommended.
- This drug may be excreted into breast milk.
- Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
- If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
- Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
- Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use, especially of warfarin, other arthritis medication (including aspirin or methotrexate), "water pills", lithium and of ulcer medication.
- Do not take aspirin without consulting your doctor.
- Check the ingredients of any nonprescription medication you may be taking since many cough-and-cold formulas contain aspirin.
- Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
Opinions for Aleve||
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Time Taken: 2+ years days
Arthritis in knee, and following Knee Replacement Surgery ||Date:
1 November 2007 |
Had a sudden attack of severe stomach pain (just below breastbone). Also had difficulty breathing and speaking, and profuse sweating. Not sure if a result of pain but was very dizzy, trembling, and felt almost like an anxiety attack (which I have never had). Pain ceased as suddenly as it begain after about 30 minutes, though we were close to calling an ambulance. It took about 90 minutes to feel normal again, and in that time, the trembling, rapid heartbeat, and weakness improved. My sister has had 2 identical attacks in the past 6 months, both times being taken to hospital, 1st for about a week where they could find no heart difficulty. (By time ambulance arrived, symptoms had subsided.) On second occurrence at an out of town hospital, she was told by the doctor that it was a side effect he had been seeing from usage of Aleve. I'm now a believer that this may be true. Was very frightening and I almost passed out in parking lot trying to get to my car. Luckily I wasn't alone.
On advice from my dr, have taken consistently for 2+ years.