Aleve PM consists of a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or NSAID. As a result, it can cause an increased danger of severe and even fatal heart and blood vessel issues, such as heart attacks and strokes.
Furthermore, the risk is increased if the patient has existing heart problems, or if he or she uses Aleve PM for an extended period of time. Also, never take Aleve PM before or after bypass heart surgery.
In addition to these Aleve PM side risks, Aleve PM can result in increased danger of severe and on occasion fatal stomach ulcers and bleeding. It should be noted that elderly patients can have increased risk, and that these problems can arise without warning.
However, you should check with a medical professional if any of the following symptoms persist or become problematic:
5 Common Aleve PM Side Effects
Aleve PM has been known to cause dizziness or drowsiness. Often, these side-effects can be worsened if imbibing alcohol or taking certain medications.
Therefore, use caution when taking Aleve PM, and do not operate a vehicle or perform other dangerous activities until you are sure how it affects you.
- Harm Stomach:
Severe stomach ulcers and/or bleeding can happen as a result of Aleve PM use. High doses over an extended period of time, smoking, or drinking alcohol all raise the likelihood of these effects. Alcohol is not good when mixed with many medications ( Never mix DayQuil and alcohol , Does Dayquil keep you awake). Whether or not one takes the medication on a full stomach does not affect the chances of these side effects.
You should contact your doctor or an emergency room immediately if you notice any of these symptoms: severe stomach and back pain; black, tarry stools; blood-like vomit, or vomit that appears like coffee grounds, or unusual swelling or weight gain.
- Skin Reaction:
A serious skin reaction, also known as Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis, can happen while using this medication. It can create severe health problems that can lead to long-term issues or even death.
Seek medical attention immediately if you notice: red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin (with or without fever); irritated or red eyes; or sore in your eyes, nose, mouth or throat.
If your discomfort does not get better within ten days, you are have problems sleeping for longer than two weeks, consult your doctor. You should also check with your doctor if new symptoms arise, or if existing ones get worse.
- Harm to the fetus.
Never use Aleve PM during the final three months of a pregnancy. Make sure to discuss the positives and negatives of using Aleve PM while pregnant, or if you suspect you are pregnant. It definitely should not be used during labor.
Furthermore, Aleve PM can be found in breast milk, so consult with your doctor before breastfeeding while taking Aleve PM. It is important to know any possible risks for you infant.
Some medications may have negative reactions with Aleve PM and intensify the Aleve PM side effects. Make sure you discuss with your health care provider if you are using any other medications, particularly the following:
- Probenecid, as it can increase the changes of Aleve PM’s side effects
- Bisphosphonates (eg, alendronate), cyclosporine, hydantoins (eg, phenytoin), lithium, methotrexate, quinolones (eg, ciprofloxacin), sulfonamides (eg, sulfamethoxazole), or sulfonylureas (eg, glipizide), for the chances of their side effects can be increased by Aleve PM