Aleve® Pain Reliever/Fever Reducer Caplets

Temporarily relieves minor aches and pains due to:

  • Minor pain of arthritis
  • Muscular aches
  • Backache
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Headache
  • Toothache
  • The common cold

Temporarily reduces fever

Directions

Do not take more than directed

The smallest effective dose should be used

Drink a full glass of water with each dose

Adults and children 12 years and older:

  • Take 1 caplet every 8 to 12 hours while symptoms last
  • For the first dose you may take 2 caplets within the first hour
  • Do not exceed 2 caplets in any 8- to 12-hour period
  • Do not exceed 3 caplets in a 24-hour period

Children under 12 years: Ask a doctor

Other information:

  • Each caplet contains: sodium 20 mg
  • Store at room temperature. Avoid excessive heat above 40°C (104°F)

Ingredients

Active:

Naproxen Sodium 220 mg (Naproxen 200 mg) (NSAID [Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug]) (each caplet)


Inactive:

FD&C blue #2 lake, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, povidone, talc, titanium dioxide

Warnings

Allergy alert: Naproxen sodium may cause a severe allergic reaction, especially in people allergic to aspirin. Symptoms may include:

  • Hives
  • Facial swelling
  • Asthma (wheezing)
  • Shock
  • Skin reddening
  • Rash
  • Blisters

If an allergic reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away.

Stomach bleeding warning: This product contains an NSAID, which may cause stomach bleeding. The chance is higher if you:

  • Are age 60 or older
  • Have had stomach ulcers or bleeding problems
  • Take a blood thinning (anticoagulant) or steroid drug
  • Take other drugs containing prescription or nonprescription NSAIDs (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or others)
  • Have 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product
  • Take more or for a longer time than directed

Do not use:

  • If you have ever had an allergic reaction to any other pain reliever/fever reducer
  • Right before or after heart surgery

Ask a doctor before use if:

  • The stomach bleeding warning applies to you
  • You have a history of stomach problems, such as heartburn
  • You have high blood pressure, heart disease, liver cirrhosis, or kidney disease
  • You are taking a diuretic
  • You have problems or serious side effects from taking pain relievers or fever reducers
  • You have asthma

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are:

  • Under a doctor’s care for any serious condition
  • Taking any other drug

When using this product:

  • Take with food or milk if stomach upset occurs
  • The risk of heart attack or stroke may increase if you use more than directed or for longer than directed

Stop use and ask a doctor if:

  • You experience any of the following signs of stomach bleeding:
    • Feel fain
    • Vomit blood
    • Have bloody or black stools
    • Have stomach pain that does not get better
  • Pain gets worse or lasts more than 10 days
  • Fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days
  • You have difficulty swallowing
  • It feels like the pill is stuck in your throat
  • Redness or swelling is present in the painful area
  • Any new symptoms appear

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use. It is especially important not to use naproxen sodium during the last 3 months of pregnancy unless definitely directed to do so by a doctor because it may cause problems in the unborn child or complications during delivery.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Manufacturer

Bayer AG
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