Is it possible to overdose on Aleve?

Answer

According to the National Institute of Health, an overdose of Aleve can occur when a person takes more than the recommended dosage of the medication. Overdoses can cause adverse symptoms to the eyes, ears, heart, lungs, gastrointestinal system, nervous system and skin. If an overdose is suspected, 911 or the poison control center (1-800-222-1222) should be called immediately.

Aleve is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). The main ingredient, naproxen, works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain. The medication is used give temporary relief of minor pain caused by arthritis, muscular aches, backaches, headaches, menstrual cramps or toothaches.

It is also used alleviate fever. The recommended dosage for Aleve is one capsule or tablet every 8-12 hours for adults and children 12 years and older. Two capsules or tablets may be taken in the first hour. No more than three capsules or tablets should be taken in a 24-hour period. Taking more than this could result in adverse symptoms, overdose and possibly cause liver damage.

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Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include decreased urination
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Possible side effects of Aleve are constipation; diarrhea; dizziness;
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If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian
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poison control is a very good resource. you can call and they will tell you if you need medical intervention. 1-800-222-1222. Poisen control will get you through this instance, but
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