41points

Aleve GelCaps

17points

Vicks DayQuil Cold & Flu Relief Liquid

Aleve GelCaps
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31 facts in comparison

Aleve GelCaps vs Vicks DayQuil Cold & Flu Relief Liquid

Aleve GelCaps
Vicks DayQuil Cold & Flu Relief Liquid

Why is Aleve GelCaps better than Vicks DayQuil Cold & Flu Relief Liquid?

  • Targets toothaches
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  • 200mg more naproxen content
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    200mgvs0mg
  • Targets rheumatic pain
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  • Is anti-inflammatory
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  • 3 more consecutive days
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    10vs7
  • Not linked to bloating
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  • Not linked to heartburn
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Why is Vicks DayQuil Cold & Flu Relief Liquid better than Aleve GelCaps?

  • 5 higher daily limit
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    8vs3
  • 325mg more paracetamol content
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    325mgvs0mg
  • 6years lower age requirement
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    6yearsvs12years
  • Not linked to anemia in case of overdose
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  • Not linked to cerebral edema in case of overdose
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  • No naproxen-associated heart risk
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  • Not linked to seizures in case of overdose
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  • Not linked to tinnitus
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General info

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.Is available over-the-counter
Aleve GelCaps
Vicks DayQuil Cold & Flu Relief Liquid
It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.
This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.
4.Not linked to dependency
Aleve GelCaps
Vicks DayQuil Cold & Flu Relief Liquid
It is not explicitly mentioned on the product information leaflet that this drug is linked to dependency. Therefore withdrawal symptoms should not be anticipated.
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.

Composition

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.
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.naproxen

200mg

0mg

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

0mg

0mg

Aspirin can be used as an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory.
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
Vicks DayQuil Cold & Flu Relief Liquid
Toothache is pain in and around the teeth and jawbone, often caused by tooth decay.
2.Is antipyretic (fever reducing)
Aleve GelCaps
Vicks DayQuil Cold & Flu Relief Liquid
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
Vicks DayQuil Cold & Flu Relief Liquid
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
Vicks DayQuil Cold & Flu Relief Liquid
Rheumatic pain is pain in the joints and connective tissues, most commonly caused by arthritis.
5.Is anti-inflammatory
Aleve GelCaps
Vicks DayQuil Cold & Flu Relief Liquid
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
Vicks DayQuil Cold & Flu Relief Liquid
Muscle pain can be caused by exercise or other stresses, as well as infections such as flu.

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