Aleve is used for pain, inflammation and fever treatment.

How is Aleve taken?

The doctor will inform you how to use Aleve. Ask your pharmacist in the Aleve drugstore for direct instructions of Aleve usage. Use Aleve only in dose prescribed by your doctor and do not use it for a longer term.

You should take the pill whole, without breaking, chewing, crushing or splitting, because the active substance should not get in to the body too fast. Consult your doctor if you have problems with swallowing the whole pill, so that your medical provider in Aleve drugstore choose alternative ways for you. The pill has a special cover, so that your stomach is not disordered. If you take the medicine in liquid form, shale it well before taking. There is a special spoon added to the oral suspension, which will help you to measure the correct dose. Ask your pharmacist in the drugstore to give you the measuring spoon or medicine cup if you don’t have it.

Your doctor may require additional tests and monitoring to be sure Aleve is effective for you, if you take the medicine for a long time. Visit your doctor regularly.

How does Aleve work?

Aleve is included into the class of non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Other drugs which belong to this group are: ibuprofen (Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), nabumetone (Relafen).

The action of Aleve is aimed to decrease the pain, fever and inflammation by lowering the level of the substances which are responsible for this- prostagladins.

What happens if you miss the dose?

Using Aleve does not require a dosing schedule. Aleve drugstore provider can consult you about the dosage and frequency of the drug use.

Important information about Aleve

You should consult your doctor about the usage of cold, allergy and pain drugs. If you take any other medicine, be sure that they will not interact with Aleve, because some of them may contain aspirin as well as other substances Aleve contain, in order not to get overdose.

Aleve taking may cause stomach bleeding if taken with alcohol. Do not drink alcohol. Aleve can make your skin sensitive to sunlight and hard sunburn can happen, so avoid direct sunlight and UV rays.

What are Aleve possible side effects?

Here is a list of most common side effects:

  • rash,
  • ringing in the ears,
  • headaches,
  • dizziness,
  • drowsiness,
  • abdominal pain,
  • nausea,
  • diarrhea,
  • constipation,
  • heartburn,
  • fluid retention and shortness of breath.

Sometimes stomach bleeding and ulcers can occur, it can also be followed by abdominal pain. If you see the signs of bleeding, such as black tarry stools, weakness, and dizziness, inform your doctor or drugstore Aleve provider.

If you have allergy to NSAID medicines, do not use Aleve.

Do not use Aleve during the pregnancy.