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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Naproxen Sodium


These comments are made for the purpose of discussion and should NOT be used as recommendations for or against therapies or other treatments. An individual patient is always advised to consult their own physician.

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Question:Can taking 880mg of NAPROXEN SODIUM (Aleve) per day result in a person: 1. losing their ability to maintain attention. 2. mask symptoms of pain excessively. 3. reduce the persons ability to understand what they have read. All of these symptoms were experienced by a patient who was taking 880mg of NAPROXEN SODIUM (Aleve) a day for about a year straight.

Answer: Naproxen sodium has been around a long time and used for treatment of several conditions requiring a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. The prescription dosage ranges from 700 mg a day to 1000 mg a day. At this dosage, most patients will not experience the problems you are describing. However, if the attention deficit goes away with stoppage I guess it is a possibility. I wouldn't suspect this as the cause unless it started with the initial dosage.

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