52points

Aleve Caplets

71points

Excedrin Extra Strength

Aleve Caplets
Excedrin Extra Strength
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39 facts in comparison

Aleve Caplets vs Excedrin Extra Strength

Aleve Caplets
Excedrin Extra Strength

Why is Aleve Caplets better than Excedrin Extra Strength?

  • 200mg more naproxen content
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    200mgvs0mg
  • Not linked to bloating
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  • Not linked to heartburn
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  • Not linked to Reye’s syndrome
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Why is Excedrin Extra Strength better than Aleve Caplets?

  • 250mg more paracetamol content
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    250mgvs0mg
  • 5 higher daily limit
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    8vs3
  • 100 more pills in the box
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    300vs200
  • 65mg more caffeine content
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    65mgvs0mg
  • 250mg more aspirin content
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    250mgvs0mg
  • No naproxen-associated heart risk
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  • Not linked to shortness of breath
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  • Not linked to blurred vision
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General info

1.maximum capsules daily

3

8

The daily limit is the maximum amount of tablets/capsules that you may take in a 24 hour period, as advised by the producer.
2.pills per box

200

300

A higher number of pills per box may imply that the product is more safe than others. Many painkillers are regulated so that a person may not buy more than a certain amount at any one time.
3.consecutive days

10

10

This is the longest amount of time you should take this medication before stopping or seeking medical advice. A short time can indicate that the drug is more likely to cause problems such as dependency or negative side effects.
4.Is available over-the-counter
Aleve Caplets
Excedrin Extra Strength
It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.
5.minimum age requirements

12years

12years

This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.
6.Not linked to dependency
Aleve Caplets
Excedrin Extra Strength
It is not explicitly mentioned on the product information leaflet that this drug is linked to dependency. Therefore withdrawal symptoms should not be anticipated.

Composition

1.ibuprofen

0mg

0mg

Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. The painkilling effects of ibuprofen take effect immediately, however the anti-inflammatory effects can take as long as a week.
2.paracetamol

0mg

250mg

Paracetamol (or acetaminophen as it is known in the US) is classified as a mild analgesic. It suppresses the feeling of pain, but does little to treat the cause.
3.caffeine

0mg

65mg

Studies have shown that caffeine can boost the effectiveness of many analgesics, resulting in better, faster acting pain relief.
4.codeine

0mg

0mg

Codeine is an opiate used to treat mild to moderate pain. Opiates can alter the mood, sometimes resulting in feelings of euphoria. This can be beneficial for pain relief, however it can become addictive and withdrawal symptoms are common.
5.naproxen

200mg

0mg

Naproxen is an anti-inflammatory which can be used to treat a variety of symptoms of pain.
6.aspirin

0mg

250mg

Aspirin can be used as an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory.

Effects

1.Targets toothaches
Aleve Caplets
Excedrin Extra Strength
Toothache is pain in and around the teeth and jawbone, often caused by tooth decay.
2.Is antipyretic (fever reducing)
Aleve Caplets
Excedrin Extra Strength
Antipyretic medications help to lower the body temperature. This can help to make patients feel better, however it is not always recommended, as the temperature increase can be a natural defense to fight infections.
3.diphenhydramine

0mg

0mg

Diphenhydramine causes sleepiness or drowsiness. This is better for use at night, particularly if pain prevents you from sleeping.
4.Is anti-inflammatory
Aleve Caplets
Excedrin Extra Strength
Anti- inflammatory drugs are particularly good for things like muscle and joint pain, as they not only block out the pain but also target the cause.
5.Targets headaches
Aleve Caplets
Excedrin Extra Strength
The most common form of headache is a tension headache, and can be related to many triggers such as sleep deprivation, stress, eye-strain or hunger.
6.Targets rheumatic pain
Aleve Caplets
Excedrin Extra Strength
Rheumatic pain is pain in the joints and connective tissues, most commonly caused by arthritis.

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