Aleve-D contains naproxen sodium and extended-release pseudoephedrine HCI. Naproxen sodium is an effective, long-acting analgesic pain reliever that provides temporary relief of headaches, minor body aches and pains, and fever that may result from a cold. The pseudoephedrine HCl in Aleve-D is an extended-release nasal decongestant that works by promoting sinus drainage, reducing sinus pressure and restores freer breathing through the nose.
Adults and children 12 years and older take 1 caplet every 12 hours; do not take more than 2 caplets in 24 hours. Drink a full glass of water with each dose. Do not take more than directed. The smallest effective dose should be used. Swallow whole; do not crush or chew. Children under 12 years: do not use.
Aleve-D lasts up to 12 hours because naproxen sodium is inherently a long-lasting pain reliever, and the pseudoephedrine HCl component is specially formulated to provide extended relief for up to 12 hours with just one pill.
Common side effects seen with Aleve-D are dizziness, headache, lightheadedness, nausea, nervousness, palpitations, sleeplessness and vomiting. More serious, though rare, side effects seen with Aleve-D include severe allergic reactions, gastrointestinal ulcers and gastrointestinal bleeding. If an allergic reaction or bleeding event occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away. If you experience any side effects, stop use and consult your doctor.
If you have experienced any side effect, stop use and speak with your doctor about continuing to take Aleve-D. See package labeling for complete information and warnings.