Active Ingredient(s): Naproxen
FDA Approved: * January 11, 1994
Pharm Company: * BAYER
Category: Anti-Inflammatory

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Aleve Overview

Naproxen, sold under the brand name Aleve among others, is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat pain, menstrual cramps, inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, and fever.[6] It is taken by mouth.[6] It is available in immediate and delayed release formulations.[6] Onset of effects is within an hour and last for up to twelve hours.[6] Common side effects include dizziness, headache, bruising, all...

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I quit taking ambien at night to go to sleep. I have been taking one regular aleve at bedtime to go to sleep for about three years. I have heard that can cause diverticulitis. Should I get off of that and if I need to what else could I take for sleeping. ## There are always medical conditions that could be caused, or contributed to, by any given medication, bother over the counter, and prescription, however, it is also important to remember that the risk is very small, they only occur in a very small percentage of people that take them. With the Naproxen in Aleve, you are more likely to experience nausea, dizziness, headache, blood thinning, and stomach irritation. Do you have a medical history of Diverticulitis?

light blue oval pill 220

I found a light blue oval pill with the number 220 on it. There is no body taking this medication at home. This pill does not have any other number, symbol o letter on it. ## I found the same thing, a blue round pill in my luggage when I got back from vacation. Only 220 is imprinted on it. I don't take medication and have no idea what it could be, did you ever find out? ## Aleve ## Is it pm aleve pm cause I believe it i ## This tablet is listed as containing 220mgs of Naproxen, which is the active ingredient in Aleve. Its typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach irritation, and increased risk of bleeding. NDC: 62207-0753 Inactive ingredients may include: Cellulose, Microcrystalline Starch, Corn Povidone K30 Sodium Starch Glycolate Type a Potato Stearic A...

Aleve shapes

Why are some Aleve round and others oval? ## Hello, Jillann! How are you? Because the shape doesn't actually mean anything. That is entirely up to the whit and whim of the manufacturer. Aleve contains the active ingredient Naproxen Sodium, which is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory that's used to treat pain, fever and swelling. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and stomach irritation. This medication may be contraindicated with some medical conditions and/or medications. Is there anything else I can help with? ## The round ones I believe last 8-12hours and the ovals I believe are 6-8 hours


a small round light blue pill that has L498 on one side and nothing on the other side ## found pill labels L498 on one side nothing on the other ## I found the same pills and want to know what they are ## round blue pill ## The blue pill with L498 on it is Aleve: over-the-counter Naproxen Sodium. ## Hello, Based on the description provided, I found your pill to be Guaifenesin extended release (600 mg). Guaifenesin is used in the treatment of coughing, but the drug has numerous other uses, including medical, veterinary, and personal. Manufacturer: Perrigo New York Inc. NOTE: this pill is classified as white- not light blue You can learn more about this drug on the page for Guaifenesin Details If you have any more questions or concerns, please post back and I will be happy to help you. ##...

aleve and instaflex

Are these to meds harmful taken on same day? ## Hello, Barbara! How are you? Instaflex is actually classified as a supplement, not a medication, so no, it should not be a problem, as long as your doctor approves. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Aleve as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and stomach irritation. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Can you take Aleve while taken Instaflex? Please advise right now?? ## Good afternoon doctor I take 2 Aleve a day may I take Instaflex also with Centrum and acid reflux reducer medicine?

Co Aleva Side Effects

I have a contact allergy and this is the medicine that work for me. Every time I stopped using taking this medicine, the rushes in my hands appeared. Just want to know what will happen if I take this medicine more than my doctors prescription time. ## Co-Aleve contains the active ingredients Ebastine and Betamethasone, it is used to treat seasonal allergies, but since the Betamethasone is a steroid class medication, it can cause some serious complications if used for a very long period of time. You should speak to your doctor about finding something else that is safe for you to use long-term. How long of a course does your doctor usually prescribe? ## I had rashes and the ER doctor prescribed prednisone and cetirizine for 5 days...but my rashes didnt go away so i decided to go to a derm...

is it ok to take aleve with hydrocodone/acetaminophen

Is hydrocodone 10/325 and naproxen sodium 220 mg ok to take together? ## Hello, Kate! How are you? I'm sorry, to prevent spam posts, the site administrator/owner has set a limit on the number of characters that must be typed, in order to submit a post. And yes, they can be taken together, as long as your doctor approves. The U.S FDA warns that Hydrocodone is a narcotic analgesic, so it carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and constipation. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I've been taking hydrocodone post knee surgery, but it wears off quickly. Can I supplement with Aleve in between doses?

Taking L484 pill for pain

I feel like I have nerve damage in my left hand/arm. The ligament is gone in my hand and my arm gets bad pain. I take Aleve. I have no Aleve left, so can I take this pain pill (L484)? How well does it work for pain? ## This tablet is listed by the FDA as containing 500mgs of Acetaminophen, it is a generic or store brand of Tylenol. The typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, and headache. Has it helped you, at all? Are you on any other medications?

MRI shows bulging L4 disk pinching nerve

I've had steroid inj's. with good results till now. Usually with bed rest I'm better in a few day but with this disk the pain had been so intense and the numbness on my foot is getting worse. Usually Aleve helps but now even the Tylenol 4 doesn't help and spasms on my leg have gotten worse. I don't want more surgery, 6 is enough. What else besides inj's. will help so that I can function again and continue taking care of my great grandson? ## There are quite a few other medication options, such as Morphine, Oxycontin, Norco, Opana, and Dialudid. Have you tried any of these, yet? The FDA warns that they carry the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and constipation. Is there anything else I can hel...

Side Effects of taking Aleve for a month

I was advised by a ER doctor to take Aleve for a serious jaw injury that left me in serious pain. After taking 2 pills a day for a little over a month ( again was recommended to me by the doctor ) I started developing bad headaches, I started getting very agitated and nervous for no reason and I started having really odd dreams. After being unable to get though to the doctor, I just had enough and stopped taking the pills. After a few days I started to see minor improvement. The headaches went from head splitting to very minor and the odd dreams went away BUT what alarmed me was that at times my heart would feel like it was pounding like a drum and over the past few days I started getting occasional hot flashes. My question is this..... is this just "withdrawal symptoms" of me s...


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Suspension: 125mg/5ml, 25mg/ml
  • Tablet: 200mg, 220mg, 250mg, 275mg, 375mg, 500mg, 550mg
  • Tablet, Delayed Release: 375mg, 500mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 375mg, 500mg, 550mg, 750mg
  • Tablet, Modified-Release : 412.5mg, 550mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Aleve: (7 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0280-6010 Aleve 220 mg Oral Tablet by Bayer Healthcare Consumer Care
  • 0280-6080 Aleve 220 mg Oral Capsule by Bayer Healthcare LLC, Consumer Care
  • 0280-6091 Aleve 220 mg Oral Capsule by Bayer Healthcare LLC, Consumer Care
  • 55154-4853 Aleve 220 mg Oral Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 66715-9702 Aleve 220 mg Oral Tablet by Lil' Drug Store Products, Inc
  • 67751-144 Aleve 220 mg Oral Tablet by Navajo Manufacturing Company Inc.
  • 70264-011 Aleve 220 mg Oral Tablet by R J General Corporation

Other drugs which contain Naproxen or a similar ingredient: (19 results)

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