Despite Scare, Aleve Sales Remain Steady - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

12/22/04 - East Texas

Despite Scare, Aleve Sales Remain Steady

Despite warnings that Aleve can cause serious medical problems if taken in high doses, East Texas pharmacists say sales remain steady.

Local pharmacies haven't gotten any frantic calls from patients yet, but there's no reason for them to stop taking the pain medication.

Danny Rich, consultant pharmacist for Brookshire Brothers, says, "If we follow the guidelines on the box, everything's fine. So, what I recommend is to follow those guidelines, unless the doctor indicates to increase the dose or decrease the dose."

If you do have problems taking Aleve, there are several other products available that work just as well. Ibuprofen is just one of the alternatives you can take to get rid of pain.

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