Review: could Aleve cause Edema?


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 30,959 people who have side effects while taking Aleve from FDA and social media. Among them, 222 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 arthritis. (latest outcomes from Aleve 37,838 users)

Edema

Edema (excess of watery fluid collecting in the cavities or tissues of the body) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, drug ineffective, swelling, joint pain (latest reports from 38,786 Edema patients).

On Sep, 15, 2016

30,959 people reported to have side effects when taking Aleve.
Among them, 222 people (0.72%) have Edema


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Aleve cause Edema?

Time on Aleve when people have Edema *:

  • < 1 month: 73.53 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.53 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.94 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Edema when taking Aleve *:

  • female: 72.02 %
  • male: 27.98 %

Age of people who have Edema when taking Aleve *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 4.6 %
  • 20-29: 4.6 %
  • 30-39: 8.62 %
  • 40-49: 28.16 %
  • 50-59: 17.24 %
  • 60+: 36.78 %

Severity if Edema when taking Aleve **:

  • least: 25 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 25 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Edema **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (44 people, 19.82%)
  • Back Pain (24 people, 10.81%)
  • Neoplasm Malignant (15 people, 6.76%)
  • Depression (14 people, 6.31%)
  • Arthralgia (12 people, 5.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (25 people, 11.26%)
  • Tylenol (19 people, 8.56%)
  • Fish Oil (19 people, 8.56%)
  • Celexa (18 people, 8.11%)
  • Multi-Vitamins (16 people, 7.21%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Hypersensitivity (50 people, 22.52%)
  • Pruritus (49 people, 22.07%)
  • Erythema (49 people, 22.07%)
  • Swelling Face (45 people, 20.27%)
  • Dyspnoea (44 people, 19.82%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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