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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:

  • Store at 20-25°C (68-77°F)
  • Avoid high humidity and excessive heat above 40°C (104°F)

Ingredients

Active:

In Each Caplet: Naproxen Sodium 220 mg (Naproxen 200 mg) (NSAID [Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug])


Inactive:

FD&C Blue #2 Lake, Hypromellose, Magnesium Stearate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Polyethylene Glycol, Povidone, Talc, Titanium Dioxide

Each Caplet Contains: Sodium 20 mg

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

Heart attack and stroke warning: NSAIDs, except aspirin, increase the risk of heart attack, heart failure, and stroke. These can be fatal. The risk is higher if you use more than directed or for longer 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, kidney disease, asthma, or had a stroke
  • You are taking a diuretic
  • You have problems or serious side effects from taking pain relievers or fever reducers

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are:

  • Under a doctor’s care for any serious condition
  • Taking aspirin for heart attack or stroke, because naproxen may decrease this benefit of aspirin
  • Taking any other drug

When using this product:

  • Take with food or milk if stomach upset occurs

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
  • You have symptoms of heart problems or stroke:
    • Chest pain
    • Trouble breathing
    • Weakness in one part or side of body
    • Slurred speech
    • Leg swelling
  • 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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