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    Default Aleve vs Ibuprofen: What's the difference?

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    Aleve and ibuprofen are both used for pain relief. But is one more effective or more likely to cause side effects compared to the other?

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    One of the most important differences between Aleve and ibuprofen is the length of time they act for. Ibuprofen is short-acting and is better suited for the treatment of acute pain, whereas Aleve is long-acting and is used for the treatment of chronic conditions. Aleve is more likely than ibuprofen to cause gastrointestinal (GI) side effects because it is longer acting. Ibuprofen is also the most appropriate NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) for children.
    Aleve is a brand (trade) name for naproxen and ibuprofen is the drug name of a different NSAID (common brand names of ibuprofen include Advil and Motrin IB). Naproxen and ibuprofen are both NSAIDs so they are similar in many ways, but there are important differences.

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    Please remember that all NSAIDS will raise blood pressure. Any pain relief should be taken for the shortest time possible.
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