Aleve vs Ibuprofen for Headaches

Aleve
(OTC)
Ibuprofen
(OTC)
Aleve is a pain relief medication (NSAID).
Ibuprofen is a pain relief medication (NSAID).
Satisfaction Score
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4.0
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Headaches
2.9
Concern level
1.2
Helpfulness
for Headaches
2.6
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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January 11, 1994
July 24, 1985
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
77,432 Discussions
487,371 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Headaches
#3 for Swelling
#4 for Cramping
#5 for Migraines
#6 for Back Pain
#7 for Discomfort
#8 for Joint Pain
#9 for RA
#10 for Fever
#11 for Muscle Pain
Aleve is approved for Pain and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Headaches
#3 for Swelling
#4 for Cramping
#5 for Fever
#6 for Pain Relief
#7 for Migraines
#8 for Back Pain
#9 for Teething
#10 for Flu
Ibuprofen is approved for Pain and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Ale
Withdrawal Symptoms
5
Stomach Problems
4
Drowsiness
2
Stomach Issues
1
Hives
1
Tinnitus
1
Gastritis
1
Trauma
1
GI Bleeding
1
Stomach Irritation
1
Ibu
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Stomach Problems
3
Liver Damage
2
Hives
1
Gastritis
1
Tinnitus
1
Liver Disease
1
Stomach Issues
1
Kidney Failure
1
GI Bleeding
1
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Aleve
Ale
Ibuprofen
Ibu
Withdrawal Symptoms
Ale
Ibu
5
4
Stomach Problems
Ale
Ibu
4
3
Drowsiness
Ale
Ibu
2
0
Stomach Issues
Ale
Ibu
1
1
Hives
Ale
Ibu
1
1
Tinnitus
Ale
Ibu
1
1
Gastritis
Ale
Ibu
1
1
Trauma
Ale
Ibu
1
0
GI Bleeding
Ale
Ibu
1
1
Stomach Irritation
Ale
Ibu
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Ibu
Ale
4
5
Stomach Problems
Ibu
Ale
3
4
Liver Damage
Ibu
Ale
2
0
Hives
Ibu
Ale
1
1
Gastritis
Ibu
Ale
1
1
Tinnitus
Ibu
Ale
1
1
Liver Disease
Ibu
Ale
1
0
Stomach Issues
Ibu
Ale
1
1
Kidney Failure
Ibu
Ale
1
0
GI Bleeding
Ibu
Ale
1
1
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Not Available
B Category B
Before taking Ibuprofen during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Aleve and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Ibuprofen and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Injection, Oral Gel, Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 220 mg
Tablet: 220 mg
Tablet: 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg, 600 mg, 800 mg
Solution: 400 mg/4 mL (100 mg/mL), 800 mg/8 mL (100 mg/mL)
Capsule: 200 mg
Drops: 50 mg/1.25 mL
Gel: 100 mg/5 mL
Suspension: 100 mg/5 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Naproxen
Ibuprofen
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Aleve and Ibuprofen: Moderate Interaction. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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