Does anyone remember the Aleve scare from about 4 or 5 years ago? It was ALL OVER the news about how Aleve was found to cause serious heart problems, it was immediately pulled from the shelves, and there were reports about an investigation looking into why it was approved in the first place. Then about a week after the news broke and the pills were pulled I noticed some Aleve for sale in Target again. So I looked everywhere on news sites- CNN and whathaveyou; not only was there no information about why it was put back in stores, but all the original articles about the recall had disappeared as well. Do you remember that? Can you find any information about this at all?
I KNOW I'm not crazy, it happened!
Answer by SusieD250 at 1:07 AM on Jul. 2, 2009
Answer by vabchmommy at 1:19 AM on Jul. 2, 2009
Answer by happiday at 3:50 AM on Jul. 2, 2009
I think it was recalled because people with who have problems regulating potassium in their body can't take Aleve (mostly people with kidney disease). Aleve can raise your potassium level and if it gets too high, your heart will stop, and it won't restart. There are warnings on the bottle now about potassium levels. My husband is in end stage kidney disease and Aleve is a BIG no-no (he also can't take Ibuprofen because it causes problems with his kidneys). So now that they are talking about Tylenol being dangerous, he's freaking out a little cause that's what he takes for headaches. Any OTC drug can be dangerous if not used properly.
Answer by momjoy1027 at 8:17 AM on Jul. 2, 2009