Review: could Aleve cause Cataract?


Cataract is found among people who take Aleve, especially for people who are female, 60+ old also take medication Zometa, and have Metastases to bone . We study 17,763 people who have side effects while taking Aleve from FDA and social media. Among them, 63 have Cataract. Find out below who they are, when they have Cataract and more.

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Aleve has active ingredients of naproxen sodium. It is often used in joint pain. (latest outcomes from Aleve 18,998 users)


Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye) has been reported by people with eye swelling, sepsis, cardiac failure, intraocular pressure increased, fatigue (latest reports from 15,371 Cataract patients).

On Jul, 22, 2016

17,763 people reported to have side effects when taking Aleve.
Among them, 63 people (0.35%) have Cataract

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Aleve cause Cataract?

Gender of people who have Cataract when taking Aleve *:

  • female: 65.08 %
  • male: 34.92 %

Age of people who have Cataract when taking Aleve *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 12.73 %
  • 50-59: 12.73 %
  • 60+: 74.55 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Metastases To Bone (26 people)
  • Anxiety (20 people)
  • Pain (9 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (7 people)
  • Blood Pressure Management (7 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (31 people)
  • Aredia (27 people)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (23 people)
  • Percocet (22 people)
  • Vicodin (21 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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