This site is intended for healthcare professionals

ADD THIS DRUG TO MY LIST

Select the drug indication to add to your list

ALEVE
Arthritis/rheumatic disorders
Dysmenorrhea
Nonnarcotic analgesics
Compare To Related Drugs
View/Edit/Compare Drugs In My List

Only 4 drugs may be compared at once

Drug Name:

ALEVE OTC

Generic Name and Formulations:
Naproxen sodium 220mg tabs, caplets, gelcaps, liquid gels.

Company:
Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for ALEVE:

Minor arthritic pain.

Adult:

Use lowest effective dose for shortest duration. Take with fluids. 220mg every 8–12hrs. Initially, may give 440mg as 1st dose. Max 3 tabs/24hrs.

Children:

<12yrs: consult physician.

Elderly:

Max 220mg every 12hrs.

Contraindications:

Aspirin allergy. Immediately before or after cardiac surgery.

Warnings/Precautions:

Increased risk of severe stomach bleeding (esp. ≥60yrs old). History of GI disorders (eg, heartburn, bleeding ulcers). Increased risk of heart attack or failure, and stroke (may be fatal). Hypertension. Heart disease. Recent stroke. Liver cirrhosis. Renal disease. Asthma. Dehydration. Reevaluate if pain worsens or lasts >10 days or fever persists or worsens >3 days. Pregnancy (avoid during 3rd trimester). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Avoid aspirin or other pain relievers. Increased risk of GI bleed with anticoagulants, corticosteroids, other OTC or Rx NSAID-containing products (eg, ibuprofen, naproxen, others), ≥3 alcoholic drinks/day, or prolonged use. Caution with diuretics.

Pharmacological Class:

NSAID (arylacetic acid deriv.).

Adverse Reactions:

GI upset/bleed, feel faint, rash, redness, difficulty swallowing, symptoms of heart problems or stroke (eg, trouble breathing, chest pain, weakness, slurred speech, leg swelling), allergic reactions; discontinue if occur.

Generic Availability:

YES

How Supplied:

Tabs, caplets—24, 50, 100; Gelcaps, liquid gels—20, 40, 80

Indications for ALEVE:

Dysmenorrhea.

Adult:

Use lowest effective dose for shortest duration. Take with fluids. 220mg every 8–12hrs. Initially, may give 440mg as 1st dose. Max 3 tabs/24hrs.

Children:

Not applicable.

Contraindications:

Aspirin allergy. Immediately before or after cardiac surgery.

Warnings/Precautions:

Increased risk of severe stomach bleeding (esp. ≥60yrs old). History of GI disorders (eg, heartburn, bleeding ulcers). Increased risk of heart attack or failure, and stroke (may be fatal). Hypertension. Heart disease. Recent stroke. Liver cirrhosis. Renal disease. Asthma. Dehydration. Reevaluate if pain worsens or lasts >10 days or fever persists or worsens >3 days. Pregnancy (avoid during 3rd trimester). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Avoid aspirin or other pain relievers. Increased risk of GI bleed with anticoagulants, corticosteroids, other OTC or Rx NSAID-containing products (eg, ibuprofen, naproxen, others), ≥3 alcoholic drinks/day, or prolonged use. Caution with diuretics.

Pharmacological Class:

NSAID (arylacetic acid deriv.).

Adverse Reactions:

GI upset/bleed, feel faint, rash, redness, difficulty swallowing, symptoms of heart problems or stroke (eg, trouble breathing, chest pain, weakness, slurred speech, leg swelling), allergic reactions; discontinue if occur.

Generic Availability:

YES

How Supplied:

Tabs, caplets—24, 50, 100; Gelcaps, liquid gels—20, 40, 80

Indications for ALEVE:

Minor aches and pain. Fever.

Adult:

Use lowest effective dose for shortest duration. Take with fluids. 220mg every 8–12hrs. Initially, may give 440mg as 1st dose. Max 3 tabs/24hrs.

Children:

<12yrs: consult physician.

Elderly:

Max 220mg every 12hrs.

Contraindications:

Aspirin allergy. Immediately before or after cardiac surgery.

Warnings/Precautions:

Increased risk of severe stomach bleeding (esp. ≥60yrs old). History of GI disorders (eg, heartburn, bleeding ulcers). Increased risk of heart attack or failure, and stroke (may be fatal). Hypertension. Heart disease. Recent stroke. Liver cirrhosis. Renal disease. Asthma. Dehydration. Reevaluate if pain worsens or lasts >10 days or fever persists or worsens >3 days. Pregnancy (avoid during 3rd trimester). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Avoid aspirin or other pain relievers. Increased risk of GI bleed with anticoagulants, corticosteroids, other OTC or Rx NSAID-containing products (eg, ibuprofen, naproxen, others), ≥3 alcoholic drinks/day, or prolonged use. Caution with diuretics.

Pharmacological Class:

NSAID (arylacetic acid deriv.).

Adverse Reactions:

GI upset/bleed, feel faint, rash, redness, difficulty swallowing, symptoms of heart problems or stroke (eg, trouble breathing, chest pain, weakness, slurred speech, leg swelling), allergic reactions; discontinue if occur.

Generic Availability:

YES

How Supplied:

Tabs, caplets—24, 50, 100; Gelcaps, liquid gels—20, 40, 80

Join MIMS Learning now to manage all your CPD and notes in one place!

By registering you agree with our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.


Already a MIMS Learning member?

Sign In Now »
Red flag CPD modules
0.50 Credits
Red flags

Groin swelling - red flag symptomsExternal web site

This red flags article explains signs and symptoms of potentially serious pathology in patients presenting...

0.50 Credits
Red flags

Erectile dysfunction - red flag symptomsExternal web site

This article by Dr Tillmann Jacobi covers the possible red flag symptoms to consider when a patient...

0.50 Credits
Red flags

Headache - red flag symptomsExternal web site

Dr Suneeta Kochhar provides an overview of red flag symptoms in patients presenting with headaches...

Font Awesome Icons
View more
Clinical review CPD modules
1.50 Credits
Clinical Review

Basal cell carcinoma: clinical reviewExternal web site

In this article, Dr David Brass and Dr Neil Rajan discuss the risk factors for BCC, making the diagnosis...

1.50 Credits
Clinical Review

Cardiomyopathy: clinical reviewExternal web site

This article by Dr Rajiv Sankaranarayanan covers the diagnosis and management of cardiomyopathy. Key...

1.50 Credits
Clinical Review

Parkinson's disease: clinical reviewExternal web site

Dr Benjamin Simpson provides an in-depth overview of Parkinson’s disease, including information on risk...

Font Awesome Icons
View more

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »