Aleve is the same as naproxen (which goes by the brand name Naprosyn). Aleve is over the counter and comes as a 200 milligram tablet. Hence, the difference is in amount of the active drug in each tablet that determines if prescription or if over the counter.
Hereof, how long does it take for naproxen to kick in?
Hi Jenavive, Naproxen is an Nsaid pain reliever, it should take about 45 minutes to start working if taken orally, Naproxen is kind of like ibuprofen, but a bit different, so it works similar.
How often do you take naproxen?
For naproxen delayed-release tablet (eg, EC-Naprosyn®) dosage form: For rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis: Adults—At first, 375 or 500 milligrams (mg) two times a day, in the morning and evening. Your doctor may increase the dose, if necessary, up to a total of 1500 mg per day.
What are the side effects of taking naproxen sodium?
Common naproxen side effects may include:
- indigestion, heartburn, stomach pain, nausea;
- headache, dizziness, drowsiness;
- bruising, itching, rash;
- swelling; or.
- ringing in your ears.