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How to use Aleve:

  • If you are using an over-the-counter medicine, read all of the directions on the product package before taking this medication. If your doctor has prescribed naproxen, before starting the medication or when you get a refill.
  • Take this medicine orally as instructed by your doctor, generally twice a day with a full glass of water (8 oz/240 mL). Do not lie down for at least 10 minutes after taking this. To avoid stomach distress, take this drug with food, milk, or an antacid.
  • Your medical condition, as well as your reaction to therapy, determines the dosage. To minimise the risk of stomach bleeding and other adverse effects, take this drug at the lowest effective dose for the shortest period possible. Do not raise your dose or take this drug more frequently than your doctor has advised or as directed on the box label. If you have an ongoing ailment, such as arthritis, continue to take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor.
  • It may take up to two weeks of consistent usage of this drug for some illnesses (such as arthritis) before you get the full effect.
  • If you do not use this medication on a regular basis, keep in mind that pain relievers function best when used at the earliest indications of discomfort.


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Interactions:

  • Some of the medications that may interact with this drug include aliskiren, ACE inhibitors such as captopril and lisinopril, angiotensin II receptor blockers such as losartan and valsartan, cidofovir, corticosteroids such as prednisone, lithium, and water tablets.

  • This medicine can raise the risk of bleeding when used with other medications that might induce bleeding. Examples include antiplatelet medications such as clopidogrel and "blood thinners" such as dabigatran/enoxaparin/warfarin.

  • Frequently Asked Questions:

      Some of the common side effects are:
    • Constipation
    • Gas
    • Excessive thirst
    • Headache
    • Dizziness
    • Lightheadedness
    • Drowsiness
    • Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
    • Burning or tingling in the arms or legs
    • Ringing in the ears
    • Hearing problems

    The cost of Aleve is approximately Rs 60 for a strip of 10 tablets.


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