About Naproxen Sodium
Naproxen sodium, the generic of Aleve, belongs to a general class of drugs known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) and like other NSAIDs, reduces pain, inflammation and fever. Naproxen is available over the counter, but should not be administered unless under the supervision and guidance of a veterinarian.
Who's Naproxen Sodium For?
- Used to alleviate pain and inflammation
Side Effects and Warnings
- This drug should not be used in animals with known kidney, blood, or liver disorders, or in animals with preexisting stomach ulcers
- Naproxen may interact with other medications including aspirin, other NSAIDs, corticosteroids and furosemide. Consult with your veterinarian to determine if other drugs your pet is receiving could interact with naproxen
- The most common side effects are bleeding gastric ulcers and kidney problems in dogs and cats. There is no safe dose for cats
- Due to the risk of gastric ulcers and kidney damage, many veterinarians will not recommend or prescribe naproxen to dogs due to the risk of toxicity.
- Consult your veterinarian regarding any allergies your pet may have, and any other side effects of this medication
Naproxen Sodium Directions
Use as directed by your veterinarian