naproxen and pseudoephedrine (cont.)
What happens if I miss a dose (Aleve Cold and Sinus, Aleve Sinus & Headache)?
Since cold medicine is usually taken only as needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are taking the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Aleve Cold and Sinus, Aleve Sinus & Headache)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Symptoms of a naproxen and pseudoephedrine overdose may include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, dizziness, feeling restless or nervous, blurred vision, sweating, breathing problems, or seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking naproxen and pseudoephedrine (Aleve Cold and Sinus, Aleve Sinus & Headache)?
Do not use any other over-the-counter cough, cold, or pain medication without first asking your doctor or pharmacist. Naproxen and pseudoephedrine are contained in many medicines available over the counter. If you take certain products together you may accidentally take too much of either medication. Read the label of any other medicine you are using to see if it contains naproxen or pseudoephedrine.
Avoid drinking alcohol while taking naproxen and pseudoephedrine. If you drink more than 3 alcoholic beverages a day, naproxen may increase your risk of stomach bleeding.
What other drugs will affect naproxen and pseudoephedrine (Aleve Cold and Sinus, Aleve Sinus & Headache)?
Before taking naproxen and pseudoephedrine, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following drugs:
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- diuretics (water pills), or blood pressure medications;
- steroids (prednisone and others);
- aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), etodolac (Lodine), flurbiprofen (Ansaid), indomethacin (Indocin), ketoprofen (Orudis), ketorolac (Toradol), mefenamic acid (Ponstel), meloxicam (Mobic), nabumetone (Relafen), piroxicam (Feldene), and others;
- an ACE inhibitor such as benazepril (Lotensin), captopril (Capoten), fosinopril (Monopril), enalapril (Vasotec), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), ramipril (Altace), and others;
- a beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin), carteolol (Cartrol), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal), sotalol (Betapace), timolol (Blocadren), and others; or
- antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil), clomipramine (Anafranil), imipramine (Janimine, Tofranil), and others.
If you are using any of these drugs, you may not be able to use naproxen and pseudoephedrine or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.
There may be other drugs not listed that can affect naproxen and pseudoephedrine. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has information about naproxen and pseudoephedrine written for health professionals that you may read.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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