What is Aleve?
Aleve is an over-the-counter (OTC), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that can provide temporary relief from minor aches and pains from a variety of conditions. It also temporarily reduces fever.
What is the advantage of using Aleve over other OTC pain relievers?
Aleve requires less frequent dosing and fewer pills than other common, over-the-counter pain relievers when pain persists. Just 2 Aleve can provide pain relief that can last all day. Each Aleve pill has the strength to last 12 hours.
Compare it! Based on minimum label dosing for 24 hours, you could take 6 Extra Strength Tylenol(R)* or 4 Advil(R)† to get all-day relief if pain persists. Aleve can relieve pain all day with just 2 pills. Aleve is available without a prescription, so it’s easy to get pain relief that can last all day.
* Tylenol is a registered trademark of Johnson & Johnson.
† Advil is a registered trademark of Wyeth, LLC.
What is Aleve used for?
Aleve temporarily relieves minor aches and pains due to:
-Minor Arthritis Pain.
-The Common Cold.
It also temporarily reduces fever.
How does Aleve work to relieve pain?
Aleve works by temporarily blocking the body’s production of naturally occurring chemicals called prostaglandins. Prostaglandins play a direct role in pain.
Is Aleve an anti-inflammatory?
Aleve belongs to a class of medication known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) but is not indicated as an anti-inflammatory.
What is the difference between a tablet and a caplet?
The only difference is the shape. Both the Aleve tablets and caplets contain the same amount of medicine. Some people find that an oval caplet is easier to swallow, while others prefer the round tablet shape.