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Ingredients
Warnings

ALEVE is an over-the-counter (OTC), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that provides temporary relief from aches and pains from a variety of conditions. It also temporarily reduces fever. Trust ALEVE for providing fast and effective relief of:
• arthritis pain and pain of inflammation
• arthritic conditions such as stiffness, pain experienced day or night due to arthritis or stiffness of rheumatic conditions
• joint and body pain, muscular ache, muscle sprains and strains, backache, minor aches, headaches, migraine pain, menstrual cramps, pain of minor surgery, toothaches, pain of dental extractions, pain associated with the common cold and reduces fever


Medicinal Ingredients:
naproxen sodium 220mg

Non-Medicinal Ingredients:
FD&C Blue No. 2 Aluminum Lake, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, povidone, titanium dioxide and talc

Stomach Bleeding Warning:
This product contains a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (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 an NSAID (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 you have:
-problems or serious side effects from taking pain relievers or fever reducers
-stomach problems that last or come back, such as heartburn, upset stomach, or stomach pain
-ulcers
-bleeding problems
-high blood pressure
-heart or kidney disease
-taken a diuretic
-reached age 60 or older

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are:
-taking any other drug containing an NSAID (prescription or nonprescription)
-taking a blood thinning (anticoagulant) or steroid drug
-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
-long term continuous use may increase the risk of heart attack or stroke

Stop use and ask a doctor if:
-you feel faint, vomit blood, or have bloody or black stools. These are signs of stomach bleeding.
-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
-you develop heartburn
-stomach pain or upset gets worse or lasts
-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.

Adults (12-65 years):
1 caplet/capsule every 8 - 12 hours. For individuals over 65 years, 1
caplet/capsule every 12 hours. Do not take more than 2 caplets/capsules in a 24 hour period.
Drink a full glass of water with each dose.

Under 12 years:
Children under 12 should not take this drug. The safety in pediatric use has not
been established.

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