The labeling for Aleve® is consistent with over-the-counter (OTC) nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) labeling and includes a warning designed to inform consumers that “when using this product, the risk of heart attack or stroke may increase if you use more than directed or for longer than directed.”1
Ask a doctor before use if
- under a doctor's care for any serious condition
- taking aspirin for heart attack or stroke, because naproxen may decrease this benefit of aspirin
- taking any other drug
Heart attack and stroke warning: NSAIDs, except aspirin, increase the risk of heart attack, heart failure, and stroke. These can be fatal. The risk is higher if you use more than directed or for longer than directed.