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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 1,092,303 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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