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What is the difference between Aleve and Ibuprofen?

Asked by Daniel Frederic, Last updated: Oct 08, 2020

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J. Harty

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J. Harty, Writer, M.A, Chula Vista

Answered Oct 08, 2020

There are a lot of people who would like to know the difference between Aleve and Ibuprofen but they are not sure about what the actual difference is. When you say Ibuprofen, you can expect that this will act in a short period.

It will be able to treat acute pain easily. Aleve, on the other hand, will act for a longer period of time. If you are trying to treat chronic pain, you know that this will be the better option available for you.

Take note that these two drugs are known to be NSAIDs. They work the same way and they will have the ability to get rid of pain easily.

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Leo Samuels

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Leo Samuels, Content Writer, PG, California

Answered May 19, 2020

Both medications are NSAID’s, and both can create gastric problems. Aleve provides the most extended length of pain relief. It is available in delayed-release formulations. Ibuprofen is the salt name, and Aleve is a brand name containing naproxen.

The ingredient, naproxen, is the best to treat women with menstrual cramps. Naproxen targets inflammation. It also minimizes the production of prostaglandins, which are the cause of inflammation. These types of medications are notorious for being harsh on the stomach. However, compared to aspirin, they do not do nearly as much damage.

Ibuprofen is the darling ingredient in Motrin and Advil that is so popular for treating an aching back or a pounding headache. Ibuprofen is better than Aleve for treating those who have a sensitive stomach. Ibuprofen is available over the counter in doses of 200mg and 400mg. If you need a higher amount, you must obtain a prescription from your doctor.

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