Review: could Aleve cause Edema (Swelling)?
Summary: Edema is found among people who take Aleve, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Pain. We study 19,258 people who have side effects while taking Aleve from FDA and social media. Among them, 229 have Edema. Find out below who they are, when they have Edema and more.
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Aleve has active ingredients of naproxen sodium. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 20,571 Aleve users)
Edema (excess of watery fluid collecting in the cavities or tissues of the body) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, osteoporosis, metastases to bone. (latest reports from 22,168 Edema patients)
On Apr, 29, 2015: 19,254 people reported to have side effects when taking Aleve. Among them, 195 people (1.01%) have Edema.
Time on Aleve when people have Edema * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Edema when taking Aleve * :
Age of people who have Edema when taking Aleve * :
Severity of Edema when taking Aleve ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Edema ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (38 people, 19.49%)
- Back pain (22 people, 11.28%)
- Neoplasm malignant (14 people, 7.18%)
- Depression (13 people, 6.67%)
- Pain in jaw (11 people, 5.64%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (38 people, 19.49%)
- Celexa (29 people, 14.87%)
- Klonopin (22 people, 11.28%)
- Peridex (22 people, 11.28%)
- Decadron (21 people, 10.77%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Devin1123 on Aug, 29, 2014:
I've recently been diagnosed with edema also. I'm a 40yr old man and I've tried everything you have too and have had no luck. One thing that has helped a lot I've noticed is a magnesium supplement. Try buying magnesium oxide or something similar. Take anywhere from 200-500mg's a day. You'll notice a difference. I'm still trying to find the cause of the edema. They tested my heart, liver, and kidneys and found nothing. Probably weight since I'm heavy. If you find anything else useful, I would love to hear it. Goodluck. ~Devin~
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