We will discusses poisoning from an overdose of Naproxen, Aleve in more details in this article.
If you are suspecting an overdose of naproxen, Aleve call the emergency immediately.
The different between Naproxen and Aleve are that Naproxen is a prescription drug and Aleve is the over the counter drug but they are similar.
However, the amount of mg per tablets drugs are different between Naproxen and Aleve and that’s why you need a doctor prescription for Naproxen.
Naproxen or Aleve reduces hormones that causes inflammation in our body.
It can be use as a pain, cold and fever relief.
Should not Use Naproxen or Aleve If:
You should not use Naproxen or Aleve if you are allergic to aspirin or other
If you use Naproxen for long time or overdose on Naproxen or Aleve you are at risk of heart attack, that includes people without any history of hearth problem.
Moreover, If you are using other drugs such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetic or if you are a smoker you should consult it with your doctor or pharmacist before using Naproxen or Aleve.
In case of Emergency for Naproxen, Aleve Overdose
First step is to contact the local emergency hospital or doctor immediately.
It will be helpful to keep some information handy when the doctor or ambulance arrives.
Information like Patient’s age, weight, and condition, name of the product he/she consumed, time and amount of medicine was taken.
If possible also doctor prescription should be kept handy.
As always no self help, self-medication unless advised by the doctor or poison center help line over the telephone.
Sometimes doctors do suggest some measures to keep the patient’s condition from deteriorating if it’s an emergency situation.
Lets get into a Little Detail about Naproxen
Also known as Aleveu it is a common painkiller used by Canadians has according to research been linked to an increased risk of stroke and heart attack.
Till now majority of anti-inflammatory drugs like Naproxen (Aleve) ibuprofen (Motrin) were used to reduce the risk of heart attack.
They helped making platelets less sticky as a result of which the risk of forming a blood clot would get reduced.
This process helped them from getting stuck in an artery.
Naproxen overdose symptoms
The Naproxen overdose symptoms may include one or combination of the following;
- Blurred vision
- Numbness or tingling
- Reduced urine production
- Stomach pain
- Ringing in the ears
- Slow breathing
- Intestines bleeding
- Chest pain
The Naproxen overdose symptoms or side effects have the risk to cause adverse gastrointestinal side effects in patients.
Side effects are more likely in those patients who are allergic to similar medications.
Naproxen side effects can also cause harm to newborns and pregnant;
It is not safe to take Naproxen, Aleve for patients in their third trimester of pregnancy or who are breast-feeding should not to take Naproxen, Aleve.
Usage of Naproxen, Aleve
Usually Naproxen is for mild or moderate pain, fever, and inflammation but can be prescribe by your doctor for other reasons as well.
They function by bringing the chemicals down that are responsible for fever, pain, & inflammation.
Also people who are suffering from any type of kidney or liver problems, certain blood disorders, heart problems, high blood pressure etc.
Individuals who consume alcohol regularly may also be at an increased risk of Naproxen side effects that are adverse.