Naproxen (Aleve) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Aleve?

naproxen

What is the Trade Name for naproxen?

Aleve

What are the Indications of Naproxen (Aleve) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

pain, dysmenorrhea, fever, inflammation

What are the Actions of Naproxen (Aleve) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

inhibits prostaglandin synthesis

What is the Therapeutic Class of Naproxen (Aleve) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, nonopioid analgesics, antipyretics

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Naproxen (Aleve) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

none

What are the Nursing Considerations of Naproxen (Aleve) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • use caution with GI bleeding
  • may increase risk for stroke and MI
  • can cause GI bleeding, anaphylaxis, Steven’s Johnson syndrome
  • aspirin can decrease blood levels and effectiveness
  • assess pain
  • patients should remain up-right for 30 minutes after administration

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