What is Aleve Caplet?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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Generic name: Naproxen OTC

Aleve is a brand name for naproxen sodium. It is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, tendinitis, bursitis, gout, or menstrual cramps. The sodium salt results in more rapid absorption.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Osteoarthritis 10 6
Degenerative disc disease 8 5
Pain 8 1
Migraine 6 0
Muscle and joint pain 2 0
Pain in lower back 2 4

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 10

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Aleve Caplet

Side effect Patients
Kidney failure 1
Stomach pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Aleve Caplet

Dosage Patients
220 mg twice daily 3
440 mg daily 2
sodium220mg as needed 2
220 mg daily 1
660 mg daily 1
440 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Aleve Caplet

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 4
Side effects too severe 4
Other 3
Did not seem to work 2
See all 9 patients who've stopped taking Aleve Caplet

Duration

Currently taking Aleve Caplet

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 4

Stopped taking Aleve Caplet

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 3
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 10
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 2
Not specified 8
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2 patient evaluations for Aleve Caplet

Jan 28, 2010 (Started Aug 02, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for breakthrough pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Several weeks after stopping this medicine, I realized that it was working with the Lyrica to control the overall level of fibromyalgia pain and brain fog. I am currently on Coumadin for an unrelated problem, so I cannot take the Aleve right now, otherwise I might not have ever noticed the connection.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for osteoarthritis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (kidney failure)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 220 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This was a very effective medication for my early stage RA and Osteoarthritis. Unfortunately, my physician determined that the medication was increasingly damaging my kidneys (I have kidney disease). In order to preserve the present kidney function I do have, I was taken off all pain meds including Aleve. Upon stopping this medication, there was immediate, slight increase in kidney function. This has been a difficult choice-live in pain or face dialysis in the future. I am working with my physician to choose alternative pain management and medications that do not filter through the kidney as much.

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