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

The primary difference between Aleve and Motrin is that the active ingredient in Aleve is naproxen, while the active ingredient in Motrin is ibuprofen, as stated by WebMD. Both belong to a class of painkillers known as n... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

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
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The active ingredient in Aleve is the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) naproxen sodium; each dose contains 220 milligrams of the drug. Aleve's inactive ingredients are magnesium stearate, povidone, FD&C blue... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Aleve is not a brand of ibuprofen, but is actually a brand of naproxen, which is a similar non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), according to Drugs. Just like ibuprofen, Aleve minimizes the presence of hormones t... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

The typical adult dosage of Aleve, a brand of naproxen, is 250 mg to 500 mg orally, twice per day, according to The recommended geriatric dosage is 250 mg every eight hours. Pediatric and juvenile dosages vary... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

MedicineNet confirms that naproxen, the active drug ingredient in Aleve, thins the blood. It should not be used in conjunction with any blood-thinning medications, such as warfarin. More » Health Medications & Vitamins Side Effects