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How long should I wait to take Aleve after taking Advil? How many Aleve can I take?
Both of my legs are in a lot of pain from exercising (and lack of preparation before the exercises). Two hours ago I took two advil, which have not helped. The aleve bottle says for the first dose (I've never taken it before), you can take two pills within the first hour. Is it safe for me to take two pills? When can I take these two pills or just one?
Juliet B
08/26/09
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  how old are you, whats your weight, and how many mg are in each pill ? these can play a factor. you can probably take 2 on 4 hour intervals of the 2 different pain killers.

aleve.>4hours> advil >4hours> aleve.

i would ask a doctor before trying though
Turner K
08/26/09
How Long Does the Allergic Reaction to Aleve Last?
I took Aleve for 5 days and I stopped taking it 10 days ago. I developed itching hands and feet and swollen lips, which I understand is a possible allergic reaction to Aleve. My doctor can't tell me how long it will last. I am controlling the symptoms with Benedryl, but this makes me very sleepy. How long will this last?
sunnskye
11/13/06
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  well you took it for five days, so it had a chance to build a level and it is metabolized thru the liver, you can have traces for up to a month.
essentiallysolo
11/13/06
How much aleve and advil can I take on the same day?
I have mono witch has led to tonsilitus and the pain is horrible. I have taken 1200 mg of advil throughout the day and my last dose was 5 hours ago. I want something that will last longer throughout the night, so how many mgs of aleve (naproxen) would be safe to take?

04/28/10
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How much aleve and advil can I take on the same day?
I have mono witch has led to tonsilitus and the pain is horrible. I have taken 1200 mg of advil throughout the day and my last dose was 5 hours ago. I want something that will last longer throughout the night, so how many mgs of aleve (naproxen) would be safe to take?
caleb
04/28/10
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What happens if you take aleve every day for a month?
I've been taking aleve every morning and night basically every day for the past month for my back. Is that bad?
dsgsg
02/11/11
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  The Aleve is fine to take every day for a month, even longer, so long as you stay within the dose on the bottle. Aleve is an anti-inflammatory that used to be prescribed as a prescription for periods well over one month for joint and back injuries, and for arthritis. It has a package insert that describes all the side effects, the ones most people actually experience are bleeding tendency, and rebound headaches. A rebound headache is one you get because you STOPPED taking an anti-inflammatory, and a cup of caffeinated tea usually gets rid of it.

The package says not to exceed one week without speaking to your doctor. That is not because of the *Aleve*, it is because if you are in enough pain to take it every day for more than a week, you may have a problem you should be seeing a doctor about... And maybe you should.

Back pain is sometimes not to hard to fix with the right exercise or activity, like walking, swimming or yoga, a little physical therapy, and if your problem is not inflammation, but something like muscle spasm, you are suffering needlessly. On the other hand some back pain is not easily treated, and when you DO go to the doctor, if that is likely true for you, he will likely tell you to take Aleve for a month or two and see if that does it for you :)
Gina C
02/11/11
What is Anaprox?
What is Anaprox? I mean i take it for my cramps but i've been told its just like Aleve except a little bit stronger.

By the way i take Anaprox 275mg. Isnt it true its ALMOST like Aleve???
Lots♥of Luv♥
10/28/07
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  yup almost like aleve. anaprox is an NSAID, and so is aleve. NSAID means non steroidal anti inflammitory drug.
Erin J
10/28/07
Is it ok to take an Aleve before I fall asleep after heavy drinking?
I have been taking 2 Aleve's before I go to sleep after drinking on the weekends. I wake up hangover free so it's pretty awesome but I am wondering if my liver thinks its awesome.

Any advice?
ThrillHouse
03/25/10
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  i think ive heard that its bad to take pills with alchohal in your system, but im no doctor so you should check like medical websites or something to be sure
Future Olympic Ice Dancer
03/25/10
How long does it take for Aleve to kick in?
I'm having the worst cramps i have ever had, and im just wondering how long will it take for the Aleve i just took to actually start working and relieveing the cramps?
Kaitlin
07/15/08
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  There are different types of pain medication, and they all tackle slightly different pains.

Aleve is naproxen, and that is usually for joints and when they swell. I take that for when I have knee strain or hip joint pain. It takes longer to kick in, and you take one dose for like 12 hours.

Tylenol, or acetominophen, is more of a blood thinner, which is why it is best for fever and headaches, whenever your blood vessels would be constricted and cause pain. Tylenol takes like 15 mins to kick in and lasts around 4-6 hours.

Advil or ibuprofen, usually is used to relax muscles, like when you strain your muscles or when they ache. I would actually recommend this for cramping, as your uterus is a muscle. The only downside to Advil is that if you take a lot over and over, that it can cause stomach problems which are no fun. But taking it every once in awhile to cure a muscle ache for a few days won't hurt you. It also takes around 15 mins to kick in and lasts 4-6 hours.

Oh, and to make cramping really disappear when meds don't work, a heating pad, or a washcloth you dampen and put in the microwave for a few seconds... I find that works best. Baths don't usually do it for me, and netier do showers.
Lucy in the Sky...
07/15/08
Best way to get rid of sinus pain/headache FAST?
I already irrigated my sinuses this morning. I have taken zyrtec and used rhinocort twice already. I also used optivar eyedrops. I've been drinking a lot of water. It feels like my head is going to explode. The only other things I have on me are benadryl, aleve and pamprin. I can't fall asleep, so I don't know about the benadryl. Maybe the aleve for the temple pain?

HALLELUJAH I found some sudafed PE. Ew it expired 12/2007 :(
It's a New Day
10/03/08
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  sudafed PE is the best thing, go buy some that has not expired
brighton
10/03/08
Will Aleve be a good substitute for demerol?
I recently got my wisdom teeth removed and the pain is horendous. I have misplaced the Demerol I was given and I was thinking of taking Aleve as a substitute.

My questions are

1) Would it provide the same euphoric pain releif state demerol does?

2) Would this be dangerous to my health?
dvdtomlinson70
04/29/10
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  Aleve is no different than ibuprofen or aspirin. It relieves pain but does NOT get you high. And for some folks it doesn't even relieve pain.
I prefer ibuprofen for pain relief but it won't get you high either.
ckngbbbls
04/29/10
How to reduce stomach upset while taking aleve?
I have to take Aleve everyday while on my period because if I dont i get REALLY bad cramps and a fever. But everyday while im taking it i get a really bad stomach ache around lunchtime. I feel like im about to throw up ( I never do though). Can someone give me some tips to stop the stomach ache?

08/05/10
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  eat something (like crackers) and take a lot of water with it, like 4 or 5 glasses if you can.
Pooh Bear
08/05/10
How to reduce stomach upset while taking aleve?
I have to take Aleve everyday while on my period because if I dont i get REALLY bad cramps and a fever. But everyday while im taking it i get a really bad stomach ache around lunchtime. I feel like im about to throw up ( I never do though). Can someone give me some tips to stop the stomach ache?
mackenzie
08/05/10
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  eat something (like crackers) and take a lot of water with it, like 4 or 5 glasses if you can.
Pooh Bear
08/05/10
Is it safe to take an Aleve after having an energy drink?
I had an energy drink a few hours ago and now i have a headache. Is it safe to take an aleve or advil to make it go away?

05/30/11
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  if you had aspirin would be better....also try drinking water ,you might be dehydrated to..take what ever doesn't have caffeine in it....most of them do...but it wont hurt you if you do take them....I take Excedrin migraine after i do to much energy drinks ...I guess it depends on the person..Good Luck:)
♥cindy♥
05/31/11
Is it safe to take an Aleve after having an energy drink?
I had an energy drink a few hours ago and now i have a headache. Is it safe to take an aleve or advil to make it go away?
XVI
05/30/11
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  if you had aspirin would be better....also try drinking water ,you might be dehydrated to..take what ever doesn't have caffeine in it....most of them do...but it wont hurt you if you do take them....I take Excedrin migraine after i do to much energy drinks ...I guess it depends on the person..Good Luck:)
♥cindy♥
05/31/11
Taking aleve then advil cold and sinus?
I have a sinus infection/headache. I took one aleve two hours ago and it didn't do anything. Would it be okay to take two advil cold and sinus now?
justinnniiimannn
03/20/10
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How to treat an allegic reaction to naproxen sodium (aleve)?
So, I found out I was allergic to aleve a few months ago when my lips swelled and I broke out in hives. And I've avoided taking it since until yesterday when I took Midol which contained naproxen sodium. Last time I went to the doctor and they gave me a steroid treatment. But I want relief today but my doctor is closed on a sunday! Does benedryl make a difference? I have the tablets and Ive been using ice on my lips.
Thanks!
Lacey
04/05/09
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Is it safe to take benedryl and aleve every night to sleep?
Ever since I came back from being away with the military I havent been able to sleep at night. So I've been taking benedryl and aleve to help me sleep. Is it safe to be taking them every night?
Matt
10/16/07
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  It's not a good idea to take medications on a regular basis unless by the advice of your doctor. You could develop an immunity to both products. Many over-the-counter products counter act each other or create harmful side effects. I take 5 prescription meds and I'm not permitted to use anything like Aleve, aspirin, etc.; only Tylenol. Benedryl is a fairly safe drug and I can take that, but you are not using it for it's intended purpose. Should you get a bee sting and and have an allergic reaction, the benedryl may not work as well anymore. Leave the prescribing of meds -- over the counter or otherwise, to the doctors and pharmacists.
Sunny
10/16/07
How do I manage severe pain - endometriosis, PCOS?
I usually take a combination of vicoprofen and Meclomen, which seems to work. However, I moved and have run out of medication. I don't have a doctor I can see - new patient appointmens aren't available until August. I have debilitating pain - any suggestions on how to handle it until I can see a doc? I've tried everything from hot baths to exercise, - I've done everything I can think of. Advil, Tylenol, Aleve, etc don't work at all. I need something that will stop pain for longer than 5 minutes. Any suggestions?
At this point I would consider finding a doctor that open prescribes just to get the medicine I need - I know that's wrong, but there are days when I can't even get out of bed in the morning and it's worse at night.
I've tried taking 4 advil every 4 hours, it upsets my stomach but doesn't even touch the pain. I've tried 2 advil and an aleve at the same time - not much help either. I've tried every combination of OTC pain medication that I can think of - nothing works. Maybe I'll try calling my old doc, hopefully he'll help me out!
Roland'sMommy
05/14/07
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  call your old doctor, ask for a refill and have him call it in to Nationwide pharmacy like Walgreen's or Walmart.

or, call around hospitals where you now live and ask about a clinic near by. you will wait in the office for a doctor one day, but you don't have to choose a doctor.

I don't know if clinics have regulations on those types of pain medicine. They might, so try choice one first.
enderbean
05/14/07
aleve??????
is it ok to take 3 aleves at a time?i took 2 but its not helping.how many do u take?
kahlien05
11/18/06
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  I always take three aleve...
Alisha S
11/18/06
Can you take Anaprox, Aleve, and Tylenol?
For menstrual cramps?
The Queen
05/14/10
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  Not at the same time! Anaprox and Aleve have the same active ingredient, Naproxen Sodium. Taking those together can cause you to overdose!

Tylenol has acetaminophen, and I've been told by doctors that Acetaminophen and Naproxen Sodium can be taken together, but be careful and read the ingredients of other medications you might also be taking. Make sure they don't also contain one of these ingredients.

It's always best to read the labels and know the risks.
Amy B
05/14/10
will detoxing ruing my prescription medication?
i never detox my body before but with all the bloating, etc my friend gave me
Nu-tek brand detox-lgc
renew life brand first cleanse, Yourtotal body internal cleanse

i had by gall bladder removed in august

will cleansing my body affect the medications i take and they are the following:

CITALOPRAM 20MG TABLETS, antidepressant, optional as needed
MELOXICAM 15MG TABLETS, hip swelling, can switch to aleve if needed
PHENYTOIN SODIUM 100MG EXT CAPSULES, siezure medicine 4 a day a must have
QVAR 40MCG AEROSOL (120PUFFS) 8.7GM, inhaler as needed
NAPROXEN SODIUM 550MG TABLETS, pain killer for knee and hip, optional can switch to aleve

any advice you can give me would be great, i am mainly concerned aobut the swelling in my stomach and that fact that I always feel i need to have a bowel is why i ws given the detox kit
organizepro_austin
06/18/11
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  You should do this under a doctor's care. You have too much going on.
What you can do is ask your pharmacist. They are so smart and helpful. Your pharmacist can see what meds you're on, and s/he will guide you correctly.

Good luck! :)
LadyLynn
06/18/11

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