- Common side effects seen with Aleve are abdominal pain, dizziness, headache, heartburn, nausea and lightheadedness. More serious, though rare, effects seen with Aleve include swelling, stomach discomfort and indigestion, ringing in the ears, constipation, laboured breathing and severe allergic reactions. This product contains an NSAID, which may cause severe stomach bleeding.
- If you have experienced a side effect, you should stop use and consult with your healthcare provider.
Yes. If you have ever had hives, facial swelling, asthma (wheezing), shock, rash, skin reddening or blisters after taking a pain reliever or fever reducer, do not take Aleve. You may have a serious reaction. If an allergic reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away.
If you are taking any other drug, talk to a doctor before use to determine whether Aleve is appropriate for you. Interactions from using 2 drugs at the same time are possible. (Interactions are the effects that result from using 2 drugs at the same time; one may make the other less effective or cause mild to serious side effects.)
Please consult your doctor before taking a combination of pain relievers. We do not recommend taking other products while using Aleve, unless directed by your doctor. If you are taking aspirin on a daily basis, check with your doctor before using any other pain relief product.
If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use. It is especially important not to use naproxen sodium during the last 3 months of pregnancy unless specifically directed to do so by a doctor.
While we recommend that the product be swallowed whole with a full glass of water, you can chew or crush the tablet or caplet. Regardless of how it is taken, it is recommended that it be taken with a full glass of water.