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Naprosyn and Alcohol Interaction

Naprosyn and Alcohol

Naprosyn generic name naproxen is also sold under brand names Aleve, Anaprox, Leader naproxen Sodium, Midol Extended Relief and Naprelan, belongs to a family of drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) and functions by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.

This drug is used to treat pain and inflammation caused by conditions such as arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, tendinitis, bursitis, gout or menstrual cramps.

It is suggested that only moderate drinking while using this drug as the side effects may be greatly affected.

At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. If anything more than that it is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.

If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.

If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.

Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.

Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.

When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.

Before using Naprosyn advise your doctor if you are allergic to any other drug or substance, if you are using dietary or herbal supplements, are pregnant, plan to be or are breastfeeding, have history of heart attack, stroke or blood clot, heart disease, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, stomach ulcers or bleeding, liver or kidney disease, asthma, polyps in your nose, bleeding or clotting disorder or if you smoke.

Side Effects

Less serious side effects are upset stomach, mild heartburn, stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas, dizzy, itching, rash, blurred vision or ringing in the ears. If these occur call your physician for advice.

Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions such as hives difficult breathing, tight chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue, throat, chest pain, weak, short of breath, slurred speech, vision or balance problems, black bloody stools, coughing up blood, grandular vomit, swelling, rapid weight gain, changes in urination, nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay coloured stools, jaundice, fever, sore throat, headache with blistering and peeling of skin, bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness, fever, headache, neck stiffness, chills, light sensitive, purple spots on skin or seizures . If these occur get emergency medical help.

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This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.


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