I'd like to be able to take 1 Aleve per day on a regular continuous basis but I note on the label it says-"do not use for more than 10 days". If that is true, is there any similar OTC med that can be taken daily? Would appreciate any comments. Thanks.
Aleve is what is known as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug or NSAID. the problem with all NSAID's is that they can cause stomach ulcers as well as the more recently discovered problems with heart disease and an increase in blood pressure. But by far the ulcer problems are the big problem.
You can take Aleve or any NSAID on a daily basis and it actually preferable that you do but you must see your doc if you start to get stomach pain. Take it with food to minimize the effect and NEVER take a second NSAID like ibuprofen, at the same time. And don't drink alcohol with it either. Or take aspirin. All can irritate your stomach lining and set you up for a bad ulcer.
They are good drugs if you treat your stomach right.
It takes lots of aspirin to get the anti-inflammatory effects of an NSAID. I remember when I was first in treatment aspirin was about the only thing they could use and I had to take 16 a day. Tons of side effects at that level.
I'd stay with the Aleve. Safer for your stomach and better anti-inflammatory effects. You could take a generic form if money is an isue. Just read the labels and find the exact same active ingredient. I've never used it so I'm not sure what the generic name is but I'll find out.
Thanks,Jenny-I'll go with the Aleve Arthritis as you suggest. However, I have another question for you, if you don't mind. I want to take 1 dose a day . This only dose of the day would be at bedtime. How can I decide whether to take 1 or 2 pills? The label says "for first dose you may take 2 tablets". What do you think, please? Regards, Pensac
Start with one pill then if you have a bad day, you can up to two. It's always nice to know you can increase the dose if things get bad(like a rainy day or a snowstorm...we have one coming and I can feel it).
That way it won't be too hard on your stomach and you'll have back-up for the bad days. If you get to the point where you need 2 pills all the time, then it's time to see a doc about something presciption strength.