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Review: could Aleve cause Diarrhea?

Summary: Diarrhea could be caused by Aleve, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Pain.

We study 19,214 people who have side effects while taking Aleve from FDA and social media. Among them, 535 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.

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Aleve

Aleve (latest outcomes from 20,525 users) has active ingredients of naproxen sodium. It is often used in pain.

Diarrhea

Diarrhea (latest reports from 1,088,511 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, depression.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 19,156 people reported to have side effects when taking Aleve. Among them, 535 people (2.79%) have Diarrhea. They amount to 0.05% of all the 1,087,114 people who have Diarrhea on eHealthMe.

Trend of Diarrhea in Aleve reports

Time on Aleve when people have Diarrhea * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diarrhea72.22%15.28%1.39%2.78%4.17%1.39%2.78%

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Aleve * :

FemaleMale
Diarrhea68.49%31.51%

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Aleve * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diarrhea0.00%0.20%3.37%5.94%7.13%17.82%17.82%47.72%

Severity of Diarrhea when taking Aleve ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diarrhea0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diarrhea16.67%16.67%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (49 people, 9.16%)
  2. Arthralgia (43 people, 8.04%)
  3. Arthritis (36 people, 6.73%)
  4. Breast cancer (28 people, 5.23%)
  5. Back pain (27 people, 5.05%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (102 people, 19.07%)
  2. Zometa (60 people, 11.21%)
  3. Lyrica (52 people, 9.72%)
  4. Prevacid (52 people, 9.72%)
  5. Lasix (51 people, 9.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (19 hours ago):

  • My dr increased my wellbutrin to 450 mg in January and I have been fine.
    Yesterday morning, I took Wellbutrin 450 mg, 10 mg of Lexapro and 2 aleve for back pain. I had taken these medications numerous times sometimes sporadically due to scheduling, but try to be consistent either in am or at night. This time I'm pretty sure I took the night before only wellbutrin and lexapro (around 10pm), Next morning took wellbutrin, lexapro and aleve at 8am
    I began feeling somewhat disoriented around 11am and forgeting things,became somewhat spacy, couldn't concentrate, couldn't formulate thoughts at times or words.. would forget mid sentence what I was even talking about. This continued mostly throughout the day, but got worse as the day went on. By 2pm my vision was blurring, dizziness worse and paranoia was terrible. by 3pm I was having my first full on panic attack- I would go in and out of it. Being scared to death or just couldn't calm down..I managed to drive home with the help of my brother talking me through and having me pull over for a few minutes. By 5pm it seemed to wear off.. Next day I still feel a little anxious mostly that it will happen again.. I have a bad headach as well today.

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  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • This drug has ruined my life. I am only 26 years old and I am rapidly gaining weight, am going through premature menopause, and cannot have children. All this has happened since I have GONE OFF THE DRUG. Do not take this drug.

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    Susan on Apr, 22, 2014:

    Sorry to hear about this I am goin through it as we'll just found out after having tests done although I do have to children ages 4 and 10 I have only ever had a break from this deppo when I found out I was pregnant with my 2nd child so was on deppo for a good few yrs but lately I was gtn bad mood swings and horrible night sweats after 6 months they have says I'm goin through premature ovarian failure and I've been put on hormOne replacement treatment. I was really shocked as I've just turned 27

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