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Aleve (Naproxen) is used for the management of mild to moderate pain, fever, and inflammation. It can however reduce the ability of blood to clot and therefore increase bleeding after an injury. ! Any comments?

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  1. Colette says:

    No it does not thin your blood, it only takes some of it. Your blood will still be the same consistency.APPEAL TO INDIANS Blood Donation is the biggest donation

  2. Robyn says:

    All the COX2 inhibitors have another effect of making platelet clumping less efficient. Almost all the non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (Aleve is one) have that effect.Tylenol (acetaminophen) does not do that, it works centrally in your brain to reset the pain threshold.

  3. Aron says:

    Why is Naprosyn(Aleve) not allowed for blood donors? I have been taking naproxen because of a spine injury for almost a year now. I would like to donate blood, but apparently

    • jk says:

      According to the Red Cross website, you can still donate whole blood even if you are on aleve. For plasma donation, you need to be off it for 48 hours.

  4. Heide says:

    It is said that a lack of vitamin k and high blood pressure can cause you to have thin blood. There are also certain pills out there that will cause you to have thin blood. More:http://answers.ask.com/Health/Diseases/what_causes_thin_blood

  5. Genesis says:

    There are many medications that can cause the blood to thin. The most common is aspirin. Vitamin K will also cause thinning of the blood and is found in many foods. You will find the most vitamin K in dark green veggies, such as spinach. More:http://answers.ask.com/Health/Diseases/what_makes_blood_thin

  6. Leisa says:

    If your blood gets too thin it loses its clotting ability. You can have unexplained bleeding throughout your body which can be life threatening. For more information, look here: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Dise… More:http://answers.ask.com/Health/Other/what_happens_if_blood_is_too_thin

  7. Rona says:

    All the COX2 inhibitors have another effect of making platelet clumping less efficient. Almost all the non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (Aleve is one) have that effect. Tylenol (acetaminophen) does not do that, it works centrally in your b

  8. Elene says:

    Aleve does have side effects and can interact with the use of some Aleve can also thin the blood so those who take blood thinners or blood pressure Detail:http://www.ehow.com/facts_5218890_side-effects-aleve-_naproxen_.html

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