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.

Select therapeutic use:

Indications for ALEVE:

Minor arthritic pain.

Adult:

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. 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, rash, redness, swelling, difficulty swallowing, symptoms of heart problems or stroke (eg, trouble breathing, feel faint, slurred speech), 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:

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. 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, rash, redness, swelling, difficulty swallowing, symptoms of heart problems or stroke (eg, trouble breathing, feel faint, slurred speech), 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:

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. 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, rash, redness, swelling, difficulty swallowing, symptoms of heart problems or stroke (eg, trouble breathing, feel faint, slurred speech), allergic reactions; discontinue if occur.

Generic Availability:

YES

How Supplied:

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