Aleve Side Effects, General Information & How to Take

Aleve is one over the counter brand of the drug naproxen sodium 220mg. There are certain types of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and naproxen is one of them.

Naproxen is used to relieve pain such as a headache, muscle aches, dental pain; menstrual cramps fever and relieve minor aches and pain due to the common cold or flu.

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Naproxen being an important drug works by blocking the production of prostaglandins, substances in the body that play a role in pain and inflammation.

The FDA approved naproxen in December 1991.

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