Can I take Aleve with Allopurinol?
Allopurinol is a medication use to prevent gout, reduce the chance of certain types of kidney stones and treat side effects of certain cancer medications. It is a type of medication known as a Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitor. Most common side effects include rash, diarrhea and nausea. Let your doctor know if a rash develops.
Aleve (and the generic naproxen) is used to treat pain, fever and inflammation. It is in a class of medications known as non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Common side effects can include heart burn, nausea and fluid retention.
There is no major interaction noted between Aleve and allopurinol. It is common to use a NSAID like naproxen to treat gout flairs. Even with no drug interactions identified patients still need to watch for side effects. Be sure to contact your healthcare provider if you feel you may be experiencing side effects.
Always talk with your doctor or pharmacist when starting or stopping medications.