What happens if you take expired Aleve?

It is not recommended to use any over-the-counter product beyond the labeled expiration date. Like all drugs, Aleve can deteriorate over time and not be as effective once it is past its expiration.

What does an Aleve overdose feel like?

Diarrhea. Dizziness, unsteadiness, movement problems. Drowsiness. Headache — severe.

How long can you take Aleve after expiration date?

Naproxen. The active ingredient in Aleve soldiers on, according to a joint study from the Department of Defense and the FDA. The scientists discovered that naproxen retains its pain-killing potency for an average of 52 months after the expiration date.

What are the dangers of taking Aleve?

Upset stomach, nausea, heartburn, headache, drowsiness, or dizziness may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Can I take 2 Aleve at once?

Take one tablet, caplet, gelcap or liquid gel every 8 to 12 hours while symptoms last. For the first dose, you may take 2 pills within the first hour. Do not exceed more than 2 tablets, caplets, gelcaps or liquid gels in 12 hours, and do not exceed 3 tablets, caplets, gelcaps or liquid gels in 24 hours.

Is it okay to take 4 Aleve?

How many Aleve 220 mg can I take?

Adults and children 12 years and older take 1 capsule every 8 to 12 hours while symptoms last for the first dose. You may take 2 capsules within the first hour. Do not exceed 2 capsules in any 8- to 12-hour period. Do not exceed 3 capsules in a 24-hour period.

Where is the expiration date on Aleve?

Just like the dosing instructions and additional information on the label, the expiration date on the packaging is there for a reason Naproxen expires on the expiration date printed on the bottle, which is the final day that the manufacturer guarantees the medication’s effectiveness and safety, notes Drugs.

Is it harmful to take Aleve everyday?

It’s good news for people who have to take pills every day for chronic pain, but the drugs are not completely safe. Ibuprofen, naproxen and the prescription drug celecoxib all can cause heart problems, especially when taken long term in high doses.

Why should you not take Aleve?

Aleve makes you retain water, which increases the load on your heart. This extra work can cause pressure on your cardiovascular system and can sometimes lead to a heart attack or stroke. These risks are even greater at higher dosages, even if you don’t have any heart conditions or risk of heart disease.

Is it bad to take Aleve everyday?

What kind of drug is Aleve and what are the side effects?

Aleve (naproxen) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Naproxen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.

What should I do if my child eats an Aleve tablet?

Do not crush, chew, or break a Aleve tablet. Swallow the tablet whole. If a child is using this medicine, tell your doctor if the child has any changes in weight. Naproxen doses are based on weight in children, and any changes may affect your child’s dose.

What to do if you have an allergic reaction to Aleve?

Ask your doctor before using an antacid, and use only the type your doctor recommends. Some antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb Aleve. Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Aleve: sneezing, runny or stuffy nose; wheezing or trouble breathing; hives; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Is it safe to take aspirin and Aleve at the same time?

Ask your doctor before taking any other medication for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. Many medicines available over the counter contain aspirin, salicylates, or other medicines similar to naproxen (such as ibuprofen or ketoprofen). Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much of this type of medication.