The directions for a 220 mg dose of Aleve for adults and children 12 years and above is one tablet every 8 to 12 hours until the symptoms clear up, notes Drugs.com. It is acceptable to take two tablets within the first hour.
A patient should not take more than two tablets within a period of 8 to 12 hours, states Drugs.com. In addition, it is inadvisable to take more than three tablets within 24 hours. If a patient is on a prescribed schedule, a missed dose should be taken as soon as it is remembered. If it is close to the time for the next regular dose, skip the missed dose. In case of an overdose, seek medical attention immediately.