Naproxen and Alcohol
Naproxen is the generic name for drugs sold under the brand names Aleve, Anaprox, Comfort Pac with Naproxen, EC-Naprosyn, leader Naproxen Sodium, Midol Extended Relief, Naprelan and Naprosyn and belong to the family of drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) which work by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.
It is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by conditions such as arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, tendinitis, bursitis, gout or menstrual cramps.
Do not drink alcohol not even moderate drinking as the side effects will be greatly increased and it may increase the occurrence of bleeding of the stomach.
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 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 or over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before using Naproxen advise your physician if you are allergic to this or any other drug or substance, are pregnant, plan to be so, are breastfeeding, history of heart attack, stroke, blood clot, heart disease, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, history of stomach ulcers or bleeding, asthma, polyps in your nose, liver or kidney disease, systemic lupus, erythematosus, bleeding or clotting disorder or if you smoke.
Less serious side effects are upset stomach, mild heartburn, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas, dizziness, headache, nervousness, skin itching, rash, blurred vision or ringing in your ears. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions such as hives, difficult breathing, swelling of face, lips, tongue or throat, chest pain, weakness, short of breath, slurred speech, vision or balance problems, swelling, rapid weight gain, changes in urination, nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay coloured stools, jaundice, fever, sore throat, headache with blistering skin rash, bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness, severe headache, neck stiffness, chills, sensitive to light and seizures..If these occur get emergency medical help.
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