Aleve is a part of the arylacetic acid group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs. It is mainly composed of naproxen sodium.
Aleve is used to remedy pain from a variety of ailments such as headaches, muscle pain, tendonitis, tooth pain, back pain, and menstrual cramping. It also diminishes discomfort, inflammation, and stiffness that is associated with episodes of arthritis, bursitis, and gout. Aleve can also be used to soothe the symptoms of the common cold.
NSAIDs operate by reducing the effects of certain substances produced by the body. COX are a type of enzyme that produce prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are responsible for the presence of inflammation and pain. They can also cause fever. NSAIDs such as Aleve work by inhibiting the processes of prostaglandins.
Contact a medical expert to discover if Aleve has any other benefits for your health.
It is important to adhere to the directive that was given to you by your healthcare attendant. You should not take Aleve in amounts that are smaller or larger than what was prescribed.
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The dosage that is suggested for children above the age of two is between 2.5 mg and 10 mg of Aleve per kg of body weight. This dose should be given every eight to twelve hours. One dose should exceed 10 mg per kg of body weight.
The total recommended dosage for adults for this medication is between 500 mg and 1000 mg of Aleve. This should be divided into two equal doses between 250 mg and 500 mg for daily consumption.
You should not miss any of the prescribed doses. If you do, take the skipped dose as soon as possible. If the next amount is to be taken soon, skip the missed dose. Do not take more than one dose at a time.
In case you consume too much of the medication, inform the emergency medical services without delay.
You may experience certain adverse effects when taking Aleve. Some of the side effects of this medication are:
Presence of bruises on the skin
Irritation of skin
Discolored areas of the skin
Discomfort in the chest
Pain in the stomach
Enlargement of body parts
Difficulty with bowel movements
Problems with vision
Reduction in appetite
If you are aware that you are suffering from any of these side effects, contact the appropriate health authorities.
Inform your physician if you carrying a child and have been recommended Aleve. This medication may harm fetuses.
Tell a healthcare official before you chose to breastfeed.
Avoid Aleve if you have had prior allergic response to Aspirin or any other NSAIDs.
Refrain from taking Aleve before or after heart surgery.
This medication can increase the possibility of having a heart attack or a stroke. Do not consume Aleve for prolonged periods of time or in high doses.
Tell a medical expert of any pre-existing medical condition. There are certain ailments that can be exacerbated by NSAIDs such as Aleve.
Discuss with your physician all the medications, both prescribed and non-prescribed, which you may have been using. Inform your healthcare attendant about natural or non-medicinal substances you may be consuming.