Aleve® is an over-the-counter (OTC), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that provides temporary relief from minor aches and pains from a variety of conditions including: arthritis, muscular aches, backache, menstrual cramps, headache, toothache and the common cold. Aleve also temporarily reduces fever. Aleve Naproxen Sodium Tablets (320 ct.) unique shape makes it convenient to carry and swallow throughout the day.
What Is the Active Ingredient in Aleve Naproxen Sodium Tablets?
The active ingredient in Aleve medicine is 220 mg of naproxen sodium.
How Do Aleve Naproxen Sodium Tablets Work to Relieve Pain?
Aleve capsules and tablets work by temporarily blocking the body's production of naturally occurring chemicals called prostaglandins. Prostaglandins play a direct role in pain and are counteracted by naproxen sodium.
How Are Aleve Naproxen Sodium Tablets Different from Other Pain Relievers?
Aleve requires less frequent dosing and fewer pills than other common over-the-counter pain relievers. Just two Aleve can provide pain relief that conveniently lasts all day long for your important activities and works while you sleep to give you comfortable and lasting relief at night. Each Aleve pill has the strength to fight pain for up to 12 hours. No more hassle waiting in lines or calling to make appointments. Aleve is available without a prescription, so all day pain relief is easy and convenient.
What Is the Difference Between an Aleve Tablet and a Capsule?
The only difference between the two medicines is shape. Both the Aleve pain reliever tablets and caplets contain the same amount of naproxen sodium. Some people find that an oval-shaped caplet is easier to swallow, while others prefer the round tablet shape.
Is Aleve Considered an Anti-Inflammatory?
Aleve belongs to a class of medications known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs); however, it is not indicated as an anti-inflammatory. If you are needing an anti-inflammatory, it may be best to ask your doctor or pharmacist to suggest the right medication for you.