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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 19,244 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

Aleve has active ingredients of naproxen sodium. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Aleve 20,558 users)

Edema

Edema (excess of watery fluid collecting in the cavities or tissues of the body) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, metastases to bone.(latest reports from Edema 21,478 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 19,243 people reported to have side effects when taking Aleve. Among them, 195 people (1.01%) have Edema.

Trend of Edema in Aleve reports

Time on Aleve when people have Edema * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Edema65.62%31.25%0.00%0.00%3.12%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Edema when taking Aleve * :

FemaleMale
Edema74.29%25.71%

Age of people who have Edema when taking Aleve * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Edema0.00%0.00%1.74%3.49%6.40%27.91%23.84%36.63%

Severity of Edema when taking Aleve ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Edema25.00%50.00%25.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Edema ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Edema0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (38 people, 19.49%)
  2. Back pain (22 people, 11.28%)
  3. Neoplasm malignant (14 people, 7.18%)
  4. Depression (13 people, 6.67%)
  5. Pain in jaw (11 people, 5.64%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (38 people, 19.49%)
  2. Celexa (29 people, 14.87%)
  3. Klonopin (22 people, 11.28%)
  4. Peridex (22 people, 11.28%)
  5. Decadron (21 people, 10.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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