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I have a severe burning in my throat after taking an Aleve.

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I have a severe burning in my throat after taking an Aleve. What should I do?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.

This is Dr. David

aleve is an NSAID which can often cause excessive stomach acid production

it should never be taken on an empty stomach.

you should use stomach acid blockers like maalox, mylanta, tums, rollaids, zantac, and prilosec or nexium to help decrease your stomach acid.

if you don't have any of these in your house, you should go to the drug store to buy some.

taking some liquid maalox and a zantac could help decrease your stomach acid.

and throat burning symptoms

you need to see your doctor as well to talk about your acid reflux and throat burning symptoms and see if you need stronger prescription medications to decrease stomach acid.

let me know if you have questions.