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Aleve

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Out of 10
Satisfaction
7.3
7.1  Effectiveness
1.8  Side Effects
6.1  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 1 Aleve side effect and 3 Aleve benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is Naproxen and brand name is Aleve.
The active ingredient of this medication is Naproxen Sodium.
It is mainly used to provide temporary relief from minor aches and pains.
Aleve is manufactured by Bayer AG, a German pharmaceutical company.
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7.27 6.08 1.32 350 Get Info
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6.97 5.81 0.77 375 Get Info
6.53 6.21 4.16 139 Get Info
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Effectiveness of Aleve by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Aleve, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 2.4% 90.5% 4.8% 2.4%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 0.6% 89.9% 5.3% 4.1%
Blood Pressure 0% 0.6% 94% 3.6% 1.8%
Breathing 0% 1.2% 92.3% 4.1% 2.4%
Confidence 0% 1.2% 94% 1.2% 3.6%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 0.6% 90.5% 5.9% 3%
Digestion 0% 1.2% 92.9% 3% 3%
Emotional Well-being 0% 0.6% 86.3% 9.5% 3.6%
Energy 0% 3.6% 78.6% 14.9% 3%
Eyesight 0% 0% 96.4% 1.8% 1.8%
Memory 0% 1.8% 94% 2.4% 1.8%
Mental Clarity 0% 1.2% 89.9% 6.5% 2.4%
Pain 5.9% 5.9% 44.1% 21.8% 22.4%
Patience 0% 2.4% 88.7% 6% 3%
Sexual Health 0% 0% 92.3% 4.1% 3.6%
Skin Complexion 0% 0.6% 96.4% 1.2% 1.8%
Sleep 0% 4.7% 76% 14% 5.3%
Stress Level 0% 2.3% 83.6% 11.1% 2.9%
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Commonly Reported Aleve Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Difficulty Urinating 98.6% 1.4% 0% 0% 0%
Headache 97% 2.4% 0% 0.6% 0%
Gas 96.4% 3.6% 0% 0% 0%
Fatigue 95.2% 3% 1.2% 0.6% 0%
Depression 97.4% 2% 0.7% 0% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 96.4% 3.6% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 96.4% 3.6% 0% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 96.4% 3.6% 0% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 96.4% 3.6% 0% 0% 0%
Fever 98.7% 0.6% 0.6% 0% 0%
Constipation 93.3% 3% 3.7% 0% 0%
Muscle Spasms 98.4% 0.8% 0.8% 0% 0%
Slow Breathing 98.4% 1.6% 0% 0% 0%
Anxiety 96.4% 0% 3.6% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 89% 7.3% 3% 0.6% 0%
Nausea 97% 3% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Mouth 97.2% 2.1% 0.7% 0% 0%
Dizziness 98.2% 1.2% 0.6% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Tremors 97.6% 1.6% 0.8% 0% 0%
Insomnia 96.4% 3.6% 0% 0% 0%
Allergic Reaction 98.8% 0% 1.2% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 92.9% 7.1% 0% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 97.5% 2.5% 0% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Aleve Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Discolored Urine 93.3% 6.7% 0% 0% 0%
Reduced Libido 98.7% 1.3% 0% 0% 0%
Anxiety 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Lethargy 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Indigestion 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Slow Heartbeat 94.7% 5.3% 0% 0% 0%
High Blood Pressure 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Addiction 98.6% 0.7% 0.7% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Aleve
Since taking Aleve Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 1%
Fall 1.6%
Hospitalization 0.5%
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User Comments about Aleve
03 Apr 2014 Aleve does wonders for pain. In my case it truly helps back pain and tendonitis in my left ankle on my peroneal tendon. The side effect I experience is a moderate to strong loss of libido. Have been on Aleve for 10 days and I have little urge and even less ability to perform even while on an occasional dose of Viagra. About 1 week after stopping Aleve, libido returns but needs to build up to return to normal.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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18 Mar 2012 I do like the Aleve liquid gels better than the regular Aleve. However, both seem to always work quickly and effectively when pain does arise anywhere within my body.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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19 Jan 2012 Aleve (or generic naproxen) works very and very fast well at relieving aches and pains. DO NOT TAKE ON AN EMPTY STOMACH! you will have stomach aches and loose stools if you do.
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10 Jan 2012 Aleve worked wonders for my chronic foot pain, so I'm very disappointed that I started having adverse reactions. The anxiety and depression it caused me aren't fun, though.
   —Posted by Catie
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06 Jan 2012 Works well for aches/pain especially after surgery. As good as a prescription pain med for me.
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