Aleve Direct Therapy is safe when used as directed. However, like with any therapy, the potential for side effects can vary by individual. Some consumers may react to the gel pads with skin irritation. It is possible the electrical current may be too intense for someone, causing irritation on the skin. In both cases, the user should stop use and consult their physician. People who should NOT use the device include pregnant women or people with pacemakers and other implanted medical devices. For more information about considerations like this and proper use, please refer to the User Manual.
Aleve Direct Therapy is an electrical stimulation device. Inadvertent electrical shock should not occur if the Aleve Direct Therapy device is being used as directed. If discomfort continues, you can reduce the intensity.
There are no contraindications for using Aleve Direct Therapy with internal analgesics. However, if you need more pain relief than either one alone can provide, you should ask your doctor.
No, Aleve Direct Therapy is designed specifically for the treatment of lower back pain. For more information about proper use, please refer to the User Manual
No. It should not be used if you are pregnant or think you could be pregnant. The safety of nerve stimulation has not been established for such use. For more information about proper use, please refer to the User Manual
Aleve Direct Therapy can be worn at home or at work, but it should not be worn while driving, in work settings in which heavy machinery is operated or in any other situation in which electrical stimulation can put you at risk of injury. It should not be used while in water. For more information about proper use, please refer to the User Manual
Topical pain relievers can be used before or after Aleve Direct Therapy. If used before you attach the device, make sure you check that the area is not wet or greasy and that it does not have any residue. This is to avoid potential interaction with the gel pads, which could affect how well the Aleve Direct Therapy treatment works, how long the pads last and how well the pads adhere to your skin. No other method should be used to attach the Aleve Direct Therapy device to your back.
No, Aleve Direct Therapy should not be worn while driving, operating heavy machinery or during any other activity in which electrical stimulation can put you at risk of injury. For more information about proper use, please refer to the User Manual
DO NOT use Aleve Direct Therapy if you have a cardiac pacemaker, implanted defibrillator, or any other implanted metallic or electronic device. For more information about precautions, safety considerations and proper use, please refer to the contraindication section of the User Manual. If you have other concerns about your particular situation, please consult your physician.
Aleve Direct Therapy gel pads are intended for single-person use. However, with proper cleaning and new gel pads, other people can use Aleve Direct Therapy. For your safety and proper operation, only Aleve gel pads should be used, and no other method should be used to attach the Aleve Direct Therapy device to your back.