Advil and Aleve are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs used to treat pain and reduce fever, according to MedlinePlus. Ibuprofen is the active ingredient in Advil, while Aleve is a brand of the drug naproxen. Both are t... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

The major difference between naproxen, the active ingredient in Aleve, and ibuprofen is that the former is not considered safe for use by patients with a history or risk of cardiovascular disease, while the latter is tho... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

According to WebMD, Advil is a name brand pain reliever with the active ingredient of ibuprofen. Aspirin is not an ingredient of the drug Advil. More » Health Medications & Vitamins
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