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Tylenol and Aleve are not the same. Tylenol is the brand name for a non-prescription drug called acetaminophen, and Aleve is the brand name for an over-the-counter drug called naproxen sodium, according to WebMD.


According to Columbia University, dangers that come with a prolonged use of Aleve or any form of Naproxen include heart attacks, strokes, kidney problems and gastrointestinal bleeding. Dangers are minimized if the user takes the medicine properly as directed.


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 #2 lake, polyethylene glycol, hypromellose, titan...


Nausea and upset stomach are among the more common and simple side effects of Aleve, which is a brand name for naproxen. Drowsiness, dizziness, headaches and heartburn are other common side effects. Doctors often accept these minimal side effects in exchange for anti-in...


The generic name of Aleve is naproxen. Aleve is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to alleviate fever, pain and inflammation. This medicine works by blocking the Cox enzymes necessary for producing the chemical prostaglandins. Lower concentrations of prostagland...


Aleve does not contain aspirin, according to Drugs.com. Naproxen is the active ingredient in Aleve, which is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication that relieves pain and inflammation by reducing the levels of certain hormones in the body.


The typical adult dosage of Aleve, a brand of naproxen, is 250 mg to 500 mg orally, twice per day, according to Drugs.com. The recommended geriatric dosage is 250 mg every eight hours. Pediatric and juvenile dosages vary, but they are usually significantly lower than ad...