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Generic Name: NAPROXEN 220 MG - ORAL Pronounced: (nah-PROX-en) Aleve Oral Precautions
Before taking naproxen, tell your doctor or pharmacist if
you are allergic to it; or to aspirin or other NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen,
celecoxib); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain
inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
asthma (including a history of worsening breathing after
taking aspirin or other NSAIDs)
blood disorders (such as anemia, bleeding/clotting
growths in the nose (nasal polyps)
heart disease (such as congestive heart failure, previous
high blood pressure
severe loss of body water (dehydration)
throat/stomach/intestinal problems (such as bleeding,
Treating sore throat Offer the person: * Acetaminophen or ibuprofen for the pain * Ice chips or frozen ice pops to numb the throat and get fluids into the body Some people find gargling with salt water helps soothe a sore throat. * Mix 1 cup of warm water with 1 teaspoon of salt. * Gargle and then spit out. Treating chills, aches, and pain Offer the person: * A light blanket for chills * Acetaminophen or ibuprofen for aches and pain. Make sure to read the label for the right amount. Treating congestion The flu can cause the body to make more mucous. The nose, sinuses, ears, and chest can get stuffy. This congestion can cause pain. Offer the person: * Acetaminophen or ibuprofen for the pain * Decongestants (Talk to your pharmacist about the kind you should buy. Do not give cough or cold medicine to children younger than 4 years of age.) ...
Foot Injury If you suspect that you have broken or fractured bones in a toe or foot, call a doctor, who will probably order x-rays. Even if you can walk, you still might have a fracture. People are often able to walk even if a foot bone has been fractured, particularly if it is a chipped bone or a toe fracture. Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers Over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly used to treat mild pain caused by muscle inflammation. Aspirin is the most common NSAID. Others include ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, Rufen), ketoprofen (Actron, Orudis KT), naproxen (Aleve, Naprelan), and tolmetin (Tolectin). A gel containing ibuprofen can be applied to sore joints. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is not an NSAID, and although it is a mild pain reliever, it will not reduce inflammation. It is important to note that high doses or long-term use of any NSAID can cause gastrointestinal disturbances with sometimes serious consequences, including dangerous bleeding. ...
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