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Aleve Pregnancy


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Is Aleve (Naproxen) safe during pregnancy or nursing?

The FDA category for this medication is C. It is advised that you: Weigh risks vs. benefits

Aleve (Naproxen) pregnancy info from our pharmacists

  • Upsides
  • No info available
  • Downsides
  • Can't be taken by pregnant women.
  • Tips
  • No info available
  • Risks
  • Aleve (Naproxen) can increase the risk of a heart defect in an unborn baby if you take it during the last 3 months of pregnancy (last trimester). Talk with your doctor or pharmacist about what's safe and will work best for you while pregnant.
Source: FDA package insert