Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (including naproxen) may rarely increase the risk for a heart attack or stroke. This effect can happen at any time while taking this drug but is more likely if you take it for a long time. The risk may be greater in older adults or if you have heart disease or increased risk for heart disease (for example, due to smoking, family history of heart disease, or conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes). Do not take this drug right before or after heart bypass surgery (CABG).
This drug may rarely cause serious (rarely fatal) bleeding from the stomach or intestines. This effect can occur without warning at any time while taking this drug. Older adults may be at higher risk for this effect.
Stop taking this medication and get medical help right away if you notice any of these rare but serious side effects: black/tarry stools, persistent stomach/abdominal pain, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, chest/jaw/left arm pain, shortness of breath, unusual sweating, confusion, weakness on one side of the body, trouble speaking, sudden vision changes.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the benefits and risks of taking this drug.
This product is a combination of 2 drugs: naproxen and diphenhydramine. It is used by adults who have trouble sleeping (insomnia) due to minor aches and pain.Naproxen belongs to a group of drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is used to relieve minor aches and pain from various conditions such as headache, muscle aches, dental pain, menstrual cramps, or arthritis. It works by blocking your body's production of certain natural substances that cause inflammation. This effect helps to decrease swelling, pain, or fever. Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine used in this combination product to help you relax and fall asleep.If you are also treating a chronic condition such as arthritis, ask your doctor about non-drug treatments and/or using other medications to treat your pain. See also Warning section.
How to use Aleve PM
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor or the package label, usually 2 tablets at bedtime with a full glass (8 ounces/240 milliliters) of water. Do not increase your dose or take this drug more often or for longer than directed. Do not lie down for at least 10 minutes after taking this drug to prevent irritation inside your throat (esophagus). If this medication upsets your stomach, you may take it with food, milk, or an antacid.
Do not take this medication unless you have time for a full night's sleep of at least 7 to 8 hours. If you have to wake up before that, you may have trouble safely doing any activity that requires alertness, such as driving or operating machinery. (See also Precautions section.)
If your condition persists longer than 2 weeks, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, get medical help right away.
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