General Information About ALEVE®

What is ALEVE®?

ALEVE® is an over-the-counter (OTC), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that provides temporary relief from aches and pains from a variety of conditions. It also temporarily reduces fever

What is the active ingredient in ALEVE®?

The active ingredient is 220 mg of naproxen sodium.

What is ALEVE® used for?

Trust ALEVE® for providing fast and effective relief of:

  • arthritis pain and pain of inflammation
  • arthritic conditions such as stiffness, pain experienced day or night due to arthritis or stiffness of rheumatic conditions
  • joint and body pain, muscular ache, muscle sprains and strains, backache, minor aches, headaches, migraine pain, menstrual cramps, pain of minor surgery, toothaches, pain of dental extractions, pain associated with the common cold and reduces fever

What is the benefit of using ALEVE®?

ALEVE® offers maximum daily dose convenience. Just 1 ALEVE® has the strength to last for up to 12 hours.

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.

Is it alright to use ALEVE® while pregnant or nursing?

If you are in your first or second trimester of pregnancy or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use. Do not take ALEVE® if you are in your third trimester of pregnancy.