38points

Aleve GelCaps

100points

Nurofen Express Caplets 684mg

Aleve GelCaps
Nurofen Express Caplets 684mg
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29 facts in comparison

Aleve GelCaps vs Nurofen Express Caplets 684mg

Aleve GelCaps
Nurofen Express Caplets 684mg
38
points
Aleve GelCaps
100
points
Nurofen Express Caplets 684mg

Why is Aleve GelCaps better than Nurofen Express Caplets 684mg?

  • 200mg more naproxen content
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    200mgvs0mg
  • Targets rheumatic pain
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  • Can be used to treat mild arthritis pain
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  • Not linked to bloating
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  • Not linked to heartburn
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Why is Nurofen Express Caplets 684mg better than Aleve GelCaps?

  • 684mg more ibuprofen content
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    684mgvs0mg
  • Not linked to cerebral edema in case of overdose
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  • Not linked to sudden weight loss
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  • Not linked to low blood pressure
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  • No naproxen-associated heart risk
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  • Can be taken on an empty stomach
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  • Targets migraines
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General info

1.maximum capsules daily

3

3

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.minimum age requirements

12years

12years

This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.
3.Not linked to dependency
Aleve GelCaps
Nurofen Express Caplets 684mg
It is not explicitly mentioned on the product information leaflet that this drug is linked to dependency. Therefore withdrawal symptoms should not be anticipated.
4.Is available over-the-counter
Aleve GelCaps
Nurofen Express Caplets 684mg
It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.
5.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.
6.Can be taken on an empty stomach
Aleve GelCaps
Nurofen Express Caplets 684mg
Medicines which can be taken on an empty stomach are unlikely to cause stomach problems such as ulcers. These are better if you need to take the painkillers first thing in the morning.

Composition

1.ibuprofen

0mg

684mg

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

0mg

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.aspirin

0mg

0mg

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

200mg

0mg

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

0mg

0mg

Studies have shown that caffeine can boost the effectiveness of many analgesics, resulting in better, faster acting pain relief.
6.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.

Effects

1.Targets toothaches
Aleve GelCaps
Nurofen Express Caplets 684mg
Toothache is pain in and around the teeth and jawbone, often caused by tooth decay.
2.Is antipyretic (fever reducing)
Aleve GelCaps
Nurofen Express Caplets 684mg
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.Targets headaches
Aleve GelCaps
Nurofen Express Caplets 684mg
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.
4.Targets rheumatic pain
Aleve GelCaps
Nurofen Express Caplets 684mg
Rheumatic pain is pain in the joints and connective tissues, most commonly caused by arthritis.
5.Is anti-inflammatory
Aleve GelCaps
Nurofen Express Caplets 684mg
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.
6.Targets muscular pain
Aleve GelCaps
Nurofen Express Caplets 684mg
Muscle pain can be caused by exercise or other stresses, as well as infections such as flu.

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