When to Avoid Naproxen

Who Should Not Take Naproxen?

You should not take naproxen if you:
  • Are allergic to naproxen or any component of its brand-name products (e.g., Aleve, Naprosyn, Anaprox, Naprelan). Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
  • Have an active bleeding condition, such as a stomach ulcer or bleeding within the head.
  • Have an allergic reaction, hives, or asthma that is caused by aspirin or NSAIDs.
  • Are having or have recently had coronary bypass graft surgery (often known as open heart surgery, bypass surgery, or just CABG).
  • Are in the third trimester of pregnancy or are nursing.

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which naproxen should not be taken, as well as a number of precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting treatment. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific precautions and warnings with naproxen that may apply to you.
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