ALEVE OTC

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ALEVE

Arthritis/rheumatic disorders
Dysmenorrhea
Nonnarcotic analgesics
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Generic Name and Formulations:

Naproxen sodium 220mg tabs, caplets, gelcaps, liquid gels.

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Indications for ALEVE:

Minor arthritic pain.

Adult:

Use lowest effective dose for shortest duration. Take with fluids. 220mg every 8–12hrs. Initially, may give 440mg as 1st dose. Max 3 tabs/24hrs.

Children:

<12yrs: consult physician.

Elderly:

Max 220mg every 12hrs.

Contraindications:

Aspirin allergy. Immediately before or after cardiac surgery.

Warnings/Precautions:

Increased risk of severe stomach bleeding (esp. ≥60yrs old). History of GI disorders (eg, heartburn, bleeding ulcers). Increased risk of heart attack or failure, and stroke (may be fatal). Hypertension. Heart disease. Recent stroke. Liver cirrhosis. Renal disease. Asthma. Dehydration. Reevaluate if pain worsens or lasts >10 days or fever persists or worsens >3 days. Pregnancy (avoid during 3rd trimester). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Avoid aspirin or other pain relievers. Increased risk of GI bleed with anticoagulants, corticosteroids, other OTC or Rx NSAID-containing products (eg, ibuprofen, naproxen, others), ≥3 alcoholic drinks/day, or prolonged use. Caution with diuretics.

Pharmacological Class:

NSAID (arylacetic acid deriv.).

Adverse Reactions:

GI upset/bleed, feel faint, rash, redness, difficulty swallowing, symptoms of heart problems or stroke (eg, trouble breathing, chest pain, weakness, slurred speech, leg swelling), allergic reactions; discontinue if occur.

Generic Availability:

YES

How Supplied:

Tabs, caplets—24, 50, 100; Gelcaps, liquid gels—20, 40, 80

Indications for ALEVE:

Dysmenorrhea.

Adult:

Use lowest effective dose for shortest duration. Take with fluids. 220mg every 8–12hrs. Initially, may give 440mg as 1st dose. Max 3 tabs/24hrs.

Children:

Not applicable.

Contraindications:

Aspirin allergy. Immediately before or after cardiac surgery.

Warnings/Precautions:

Increased risk of severe stomach bleeding (esp. ≥60yrs old). History of GI disorders (eg, heartburn, bleeding ulcers). Increased risk of heart attack or failure, and stroke (may be fatal). Hypertension. Heart disease. Recent stroke. Liver cirrhosis. Renal disease. Asthma. Dehydration. Reevaluate if pain worsens or lasts >10 days or fever persists or worsens >3 days. Pregnancy (avoid during 3rd trimester). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Avoid aspirin or other pain relievers. Increased risk of GI bleed with anticoagulants, corticosteroids, other OTC or Rx NSAID-containing products (eg, ibuprofen, naproxen, others), ≥3 alcoholic drinks/day, or prolonged use. Caution with diuretics.

Pharmacological Class:

NSAID (arylacetic acid deriv.).

Adverse Reactions:

GI upset/bleed, feel faint, rash, redness, difficulty swallowing, symptoms of heart problems or stroke (eg, trouble breathing, chest pain, weakness, slurred speech, leg swelling), allergic reactions; discontinue if occur.

Generic Availability:

YES

How Supplied:

Tabs, caplets—24, 50, 100; Gelcaps, liquid gels—20, 40, 80

Indications for ALEVE:

Minor aches and pain. Fever.

Adult:

Use lowest effective dose for shortest duration. Take with fluids. 220mg every 8–12hrs. Initially, may give 440mg as 1st dose. Max 3 tabs/24hrs.

Children:

<12yrs: consult physician.

Elderly:

Max 220mg every 12hrs.

Contraindications:

Aspirin allergy. Immediately before or after cardiac surgery.

Warnings/Precautions:

Increased risk of severe stomach bleeding (esp. ≥60yrs old). History of GI disorders (eg, heartburn, bleeding ulcers). Increased risk of heart attack or failure, and stroke (may be fatal). Hypertension. Heart disease. Recent stroke. Liver cirrhosis. Renal disease. Asthma. Dehydration. Reevaluate if pain worsens or lasts >10 days or fever persists or worsens >3 days. Pregnancy (avoid during 3rd trimester). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Avoid aspirin or other pain relievers. Increased risk of GI bleed with anticoagulants, corticosteroids, other OTC or Rx NSAID-containing products (eg, ibuprofen, naproxen, others), ≥3 alcoholic drinks/day, or prolonged use. Caution with diuretics.

Pharmacological Class:

NSAID (arylacetic acid deriv.).

Adverse Reactions:

GI upset/bleed, feel faint, rash, redness, difficulty swallowing, symptoms of heart problems or stroke (eg, trouble breathing, chest pain, weakness, slurred speech, leg swelling), allergic reactions; discontinue if occur.

Generic Availability:

YES

How Supplied:

Tabs, caplets—24, 50, 100; Gelcaps, liquid gels—20, 40, 80