Aleve “naproxen” is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Naproxen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Aleve is used to temporarily relieve minor aches and pains due to arthritis, muscular aches, backache, menstrual cramps, headache, toothache, and the common cold. Aleve is also used to temporarily reduce fever. Aleve may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Pain happens, but with this medicine, you can take back your day. This is proven better and lasts longer on pain than Tylenol Extra Strength. Because unlike Tylenol, Aleve works at the site of pain all day with just 2 pills.
- Proven better on pain than Tylenol*
- Just 2 caplets for all day, continuous pain relief
- Each pill has the strength to last 12 hours
- For your minor aches and pains due to backaches, muscular aches, headaches, minor arthritis pain and other joint pain, menstrual pain, toothaches and the common cold
You should not use this if you have a history of an allergic reaction to aspirin or other NSAID.
Aleve “Naproxen” may increase your risk of fatal heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it long term or take high doses, or if you have heart disease. Even people without heart disease or risk factors could have a stroke or heart attack while taking this.
Don’t use this medicine just before or after heart bypass surgery.
Get emergency medical help if you have chest pain, weakness, slurred speech, or problems with vision or balance.
Aleve may also cause stomach or intestinal bleeding, which can be fatal. These conditions can occur without warning while you are using naproxen, especially in older adults.