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Can Aleve be taken daily?
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Old 07-01-2008, 09:56 PM
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My husband has shoulder pain from tendonitis and the only thing that really helps is Aleve. But it says on the bottle not to take longer than 10 days. Does anyone know why he can't take it everyday? The commercials sure make it look like you can use it daily. I have looked up on the internet and it really doesn't say anything about not taking it on an on-going basis. Anyone with any experience with Aleve?
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Old 07-01-2008, 09:59 PM
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The benefit doesn't outweigh the damage. Aleve is very hard on the liver. Once in a while is fine, but daily would be very bad, especially if you are taking any other kind of medication.
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:13 AM
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My husband had should pain a few years back and after useless surgeries and a large amount of Ibuprofen we found out it was actually two discs in his neck that had fused. No more surgery but a good back doctor who ordered a home tension machine and he has stopped the ibuprofen. The main concern for the amount of those drugs is hard on the liver and can raise sugar levels. The are hard on the system for diabetics. He spent 1 1/2 yrs taking it and then to find out it was such a simple fix.
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:35 AM
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Mikark,

Im very interested in this home tension machine. Can you tell me what it is?

Also I think that Aleve is naproxen which is a different catagory of meds then Ibuprofen. Im wondering if they are both dangerous to liver function??
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:43 AM
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It is a very dangerous drug, mostly to the liver. I was taking it until I stared bledding internally. I wount touch it again ever.
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:48 AM
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sschuler1

I strongly suggest you ask his doctor. Why take a risk? If your husband is in so much pain perhaps he needs a prescribed medication.


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Old 07-02-2008, 02:02 AM
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Nonie: Yes, naproxen and ibuprofen are two different drugs and both dangerous and hard on the liver. I knew someone who was taking over-the-counter- ibuprofen daily and died of ibuprofen poisoning.

Bottom line, your body is telling you something when you have constant pain. See your doctor or specialist. You may have to take prescribed meds and yes over time they will all affect your liver function, however, at least a doctor will be monitoring via blood tests. Best to take only necessary drugs and not abuse them.
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:06 AM
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Wow! Thanks golfpro, The Advil seems to work wonders but long term affects are a serious consideration.
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Old 07-02-2008, 01:28 PM
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We have seen his doctor. He gave him a cortisone shot and was going to give him a prescription of Aleve. We decided to go with the over the counter Aleve instead of the prescription strength because that was working fine. But it sounds like we need to be careful. Thanks, I'll make sure he doesn't over use it!
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Old 07-02-2008, 03:15 PM
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Schuler, It would be hard to know when he was overusing it until symptoms occur and then damage is done. It is better to be under the care of a physician and have routine liver function tests done. (In my humble opinion.) Any over the counter drug, especially those previously a prescription drug, have to be taken carefully and with your doctors knowledge. ...Again just my opinion.
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