ALEVE Reviews

Average Rating: 1.8 (624 Ratings)

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 1  Headache My lip had swollen about 10 minutes after taking it. My face and entire body had swollen as I had on a fat suit. My pharmacist told me to take some Benadryl. I am flushing this new bottle of aleve down the drain. 52 1 days
220mg 1X D
 3  Arthritis pain in knees and feet Sudden intense itching of my feet and palms of hands . I have taken 1 capsule in years past without any issues. Tonight, because of my pain, I took 2 right before bed. about 5-10 minutes later, I had uncontrollable itching hit my hands and feet. I have never had any allergies throughout my this! F 53 0 days
220 mg 1X D
 1  Back pain I took two aleves and I can't stop itching and I get to get up and go to work thanks a lot 46 1 days
2 pills 1X D
 1  Back pain Boi.. I took this drug and 1 hour later I thought I was going to die. I was confused, my pupils went to the size of a dot. My partner was mad worried but I survived. The next day I flushed the whole thing down the loo. Took 4 days for me to get back to normal. M 36 1 days
2X D
 1  Knee pain I used take 1 without side effects. I took 2 this time for a knee pain. Within 5 minutes my palm started itching like crazy. Wasn't sure how it came about,since I dont have any allergies. I realized it was them 2 aleve. Tossed 1 allergy pill down the hatch and another after 30 -40 min and drank tons of water. Itching subsided to a less than P.O. level. Id take Tylenol next go round with the knee DO NOT TAKE ALEVE. Advil at this point is a better M 52 1 days
 1  Shoulder joint pain Started with only 1 Aleve, still had shoulder joint pain. Increased to 2 Aleve. My blood pressure increased, heart races, headache, nausea and unable to sleep. I felt awful. Stopped immediately. Will not take again and will warn my friends and family about this. F 50 7 days
220 MG
 5  Tooth pain I had a crown removed from a tooth, preparing for a new crown. The dentist did some extensive grinding on the tooth to prepare it for the new crown. All was good until about midnight that night. I woke up with excruciating tooth pain. I woke up my wife and asked her what we had for pain, because the pain was so intense I could not sleep. She had bought some Aleve from Walmart that week so I gave it a try. About a half an hour after taking the Aleve tablet, the pain completely stopped and I slept comfortably the rest of the night. Advil upsets my stomach but this did not. I felt some twinges of pain from the tooth the next morning while I was at work, so I took another Aleve and the pain subsided before it got worst. Didn't have any more tooth pain for 3 more days, but when I did I took another Aleve and it helped greatly. M 58 2 days
220 1X D
 1  Backache My back hurts from carrying the baby all the time. I just popped 2 pills and within about 15 min my hands began to itch horribly. Another few min and my feet are just as bad! It's driving me NUTS and to top that off- my back still hurts!!!!! F 45 0 days
2 pills
 1  Body ache I was getting ready to start work as a package delivery person and popped an aleve. After about 6 or 7 deliveries I got this ridiculously intense itch on my scalp. Then it moved to my arms. Then my chin. My shins etc. I got hives all over. Shaky. Hot. Ran to the closest grocery store for benadryl and slept for at least 24 hours. Woke up and I still feel miserable. Just wondering if I should have gone to the emergency room. Or if I still should go. F 47 1 days
 1  Headache After an hour of taking Aleve, I started itching. 6 hours later and I have broke out in hives on my neck, face and chest with the itching intensified. Never will I take this again! F 55 1 days
2 Aleve
 1  headache 5-10 mins after taking 2 tablets my palms than soles of my feet were itching non stop. small bumps starting appearing on my body. Within 20 mins entire body was itchy from top of head to bottom of feet. Will never take again. I don't understand why this happened, I have taken alleve before with no side effects whatsoever. F 55 1 days
2 pills 1X D
 1  Muscle aches and pain I started itching under my toes and palms of my hands. That spread to my back and head. I itched like crazy for an hour. My skin turned red. I had to lay down and felt like I couldn't get up. Thankfully no breathing problems so didn't go to ER. I didn't take any Benadryl because I felt like the Aleve was knocking me out so I was afraid to. I only took 1 pill so it cleared out quickly. I have taken Aleve before without any issues. I would be afraid to ever take it again. F 58 0 days
1 gel cap
 1  Headache About 5 years ago I would randomly get a swollen pallet, lips and tongue. The swelling would then turn into blisters which would open after about 24-48 hours and become excruciatingly painful. Tried numerous remedies and went to the doctor and was given Valtrex which didn't do anything. I noticed that the last 2 times the outbreak happened I had taken Aleve. I stayed away from it for 2 years and didn't have another breakout. I accidentally grabbed a generic brand of Aleve from the store thinking it was advil, took 3 pills for a headache. Within 20 mins my lips started tingling which was always the 1st sign of the breakout. I checked the bottle I had bought and low and behold I had accidentally grabbed the generic brand of Aleve. Fml. After numerous dr visits and painful outbreaks I was finally certain that Aleve had been causing me all this pain. I am not sure of this is a side effect of the medication or itlf it's an allergy, I am certain though that I will never take Aleve again. F 32 1 days
100 mg
 1  Headache I had a serious side effect. 20 minutes after taking Aleve I felt my eyes feeling strange. I was at work. I made it to medical and they called an ambulance. I was in the emergency room 3.5 hours. My body looked like it had been scalded.oxygen wasn't getting to my heart. Never again. 4 days later I have terrible anxiety. 57 1 days
220 mg
 1  joint pain I had crazy itching on the bottom of my feet and the palms of my hands within 5 minutes of taking aleve! It was awful. Never again. 55 7 days
1X D
 1  back pain 5 minutes after taking aleve my lips started tingling, and began showing signs of allergic reaction. Skin is extremely itchy and hives appeared after a few hours. Lips swell and sores form in mouth. This has happened twice now, and until the second time, I didn't know it was the Aleve. M 33 1 days
220 1X D
 1  Pain in knee I took Aleve for my knee before bed and woke up shaking and heart was racing. Scared me 1 days
 1  joint pain after working. Twice, after taking Aleve, I vomited violently a black viscous liquid of a large amount. My poop also was black and looked like coffee grounds. Felt lethargic for two days. Will never take again. Saw a doctor after first episode. Was given medication to repair torn tissue in my throat. Was not told to stop using Aleve. Three months later I took another Aleve. The results were the same as before. Aleve was the only common denominator in both cases. M 70 2 days
220mg 1X D
 1  Headache Unbearable itchy hands and feet, bright red skin, shortness of breath, hives. I'm at the ER for the second time in a year with this reaction and finally connected the dots. Benadryl drip quickly got me under control. Relieved to know what caused it (Aleve). M 47 1 days
1 tablet
 2  Headache I had a headache that I couldn't seem to get rid of. My husband gave me one Aleve caplet, and before I even had enough time to swallow it, I suddenly experienced the worst burning pain on my tongue, which rapidly spread to the whole inside of my mouth. It really was a horrible pain. I took a sip of water to try and cool it down, but it actually made the burning much worse. I finally just had to wait it out, and after about 20 minutes (which seemed like an eternity) the burning started to diminish, and was gone within 30 minutes. I have never (before or since), experienced anything remotely like this from any medication - much less in an over the counter drug. I left this review to give a heads up to anyone who is already taking or has plans to take Aleve (Naproxen Sodium). It may never happen to you, but it never hurts to know about its potential. F 50 1 times
220 mg

ALEVE  (NAPROXEN SODIUM):  Naproxen is used to relieve pain from various conditions. It also reduces pain, swelling, and joint stiffness caused by arthritis, bursitis, and gout attacks. This medication is known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking your body's production of certain natural substances that cause inflammation. If you are treating a chronic condition such as arthritis, ask your doctor about non-drug treatments and/or using other medications to treat your pain. See also Warning section. Some brands of sustained-release naproxen take longer to be absorbed and are not recommended for pain that needs quick relief (such as during a gout attack). Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about your particular brand.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)