Aleve is made up of the formula Naproxen and it falls in the category of Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and it can be used to treat a wide number of diseases.
In this article we will have a look at the different indications that Aleve can work in and we will also have a look at the Dosage as well as the precautionary measures that are needed to be taken care of while using Aleve.
Different Indications That Aleve Can Work In
Aleve is a medicine that is effective in a wide array of conditions and it can give best results if you use it according to the prescription of your doctor or pharmacist.
It can be of high importance in following indications.
- Chronic Pain
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Menstrual Cramps
- Dental Pain
The effectiveness of Aleve might depend on the fact that when the disease has been diagnosed. If it is diagnosed at early stages then Aleve can be highly effective and give best results.
However, in the case of chronic pain it might take a week or two after the start of medication to have the best results from it.
Dosage of Aleve
As we know that drug should never be taken without the prescription of a registered medical practitioner and his guidance must be sought at all stages. However, the general Dosage that is recommended by most of the doctors is to take 2 or 3 pills in a day with a space of 6 to 8 hours between them.
Aleve can be taken with or without food. If you do not have a stomach upset, then you can take it with water else wise you can take it with Milk or an Antacid.
If you are taking the liquid form of Aleve, then always remember to measure the Dosage with the help of a spoon or measuring device so that you do not over or under dose yourself.
Types of Aleve
There are basically two categories of this pain killer.
- Immediate Action Drug
- Delayed Action Drug
As it is evident from the names of these categories, we can see that one type of medicine has an immediate impact on the body whereas the other has a delayed impact. Both are used in different indications under the prescription of the doctor.
Precautionary Measures to Take Care Of
- Always follow the instructions that are given on the pack if you are taking it without prescription.
- Always follow the guidelines that are given by your doctor if you are taking it on prescription.
- Never overdose yourself.
- Always lookout for the expiry date.
- Make sure to stop it when the doctor prescribes and don’t get addicted.