Aleve vs Tramadol

Aleve
(OTC)
Tramadol
(Rx)
Aleve is a pain relief medication (NSAID).
Tramadol is a pain relief medication (opioid).
Satisfaction Score
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4.0
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Pain
3.0
Concern level
1.2
Helpfulness
for Pain
2.5
Concern level
1.4
Approval Date
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January 11, 1994
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
77,344 Discussions
245,096 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
#3 for Depression
#4 for Pain Relief
#5 for Fibromyalgia
#6 for Anxiety
#7 for Headaches
#8 for Back Pain
#9 for Chronic Pain
#10 for RLS
#11 for Arthritis
#12 for Nerve Pain
#13 for Migraines
#14 for Severe Pain
Tramadol is prescribed for Pain and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. In addition, our data suggest that some patients take it for Withdrawal Symptoms, although this is not an approved use.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Ale
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Stomach Problems
2
Drowsiness
1
Stomach Issues
1
Hives
1
Tinnitus
1
Gastritis
1
Trauma
1
GI Bleeding
1
Stomach Irritation
1
Tra
Nausea
8
Euphoria
4
Dizziness
4
Serotonin Syndrome
3
Hallucinations
1
Tingling
1
Dry Mouth
1
Rash
1
Paranoia
1
Head Zaps
1
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Aleve
Ale
Tramadol
Tra
Withdrawal Symptoms
Ale
Tra
3
0
Stomach Problems
Ale
Tra
2
0
Drowsiness
Ale
Tra
1
0
Stomach Issues
Ale
Tra
1
0
Hives
Ale
Tra
1
0
Tinnitus
Ale
Tra
1
0
Gastritis
Ale
Tra
1
0
Trauma
Ale
Tra
1
0
GI Bleeding
Ale
Tra
1
0
Stomach Irritation
Ale
Tra
1
0
Nausea
Tra
Ale
8
0
Euphoria
Tra
Ale
4
0
Dizziness
Tra
Ale
4
0
Serotonin Syndrome
Tra
Ale
3
0
Hallucinations
Tra
Ale
1
0
Tingling
Tra
Ale
1
0
Dry Mouth
Tra
Ale
1
0
Rash
Tra
Ale
1
0
Paranoia
Tra
Ale
1
0
Head Zaps
Tra
Ale
1
0
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
C Category C
Before taking Tramadol 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 Tramadol and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 220 mg
Tablet: 220 mg
Capsule: 100 mg, 150 mg, 200 mg, 300 mg
Tablet: 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg, 300 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Naproxen
Tramadol Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Aleve and Tramadol: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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How many aleve can I take per day for pain. 2 is not enough. I increased to 4 per day, 2 am and 2 pm. Can I increase to 6 per day?

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