ALEVE GELCAPS- naproxen sodium tablet, coated

Aleve by

Drug Labeling and Warnings

Aleve by is a Otc medication manufactured, distributed, or labeled by Bayer HealthCare LLC.. Drug facts, warnings, and ingredients follow.

Drug Details [pdf]

  • Purposes

    Pain reliever/ fever reducer

  • Uses

    • temporarily relieves minor aches and pains due to:
      • minor pain of arthritis
      • muscular aches
      • backache
      • menstrual cramps
      • headache
      • toothache
      • the common cold
    • temporarily reduces fever
  • Warnings

    Allergy alert

    Naproxen sodium may cause a severe allergic reaction, especially in people allergic to aspirin. Symptoms may include:

    • hives
    • facial swelling
    • asthma (wheezing)
    • shock
    • skin reddening
    • rash
    • blisters

    If an allergic reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away.

    Stomach bleeding warning

    This product contains an NSAID, which may cause severe stomach bleeding. The chance is higher if you:

    • are age 60 or older
    • have had stomach ulcers or bleeding problems
    • take a blood thinning (anticoagulant) or steroid drug
    • take other drugs containing prescription or nonprescription NSAIDs (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or others)
    • have 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product
    • take more or for a longer time than directed

    Do not use

    • if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any other pain reliever/fever reducer
    • right before or after heart surgery

    Ask a doctor before use if

    • the stomach bleeding warning applies to you
    • you have a history of stomach problems, such as heartburn
    • you have high blood pressure, heart disease, liver cirrhosis, or kidney disease
    • you are taking a diuretic
    • you have problems or serious side effects from taking pain relievers or fever reducers
    • you have asthma

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are

    • under a doctor's care for any serious condition
    • taking any other drug

    When using this product

    • take with food or milk if stomach upset occurs
    • the risk of heart attack or stroke may increase if you use more than directed or for longer than directed

    Stop use and ask a doctor if

    • you experience any of the following signs of stomach bleeding:
      • feel faint
      • vomit blood
      • have bloody or black stools
      • have stomach pain that does not get better
    • pain gets worse or lasts more than 10 days
    • fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days
    • you have difficulty swallowing
    • it feels like the pill is stuck in your throat
    • redness or swelling is present in the painful area
    • any new symptoms appear

    If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use. It is especially important not to use naproxen sodium during the last 3 months of pregnancy unless definitely directed to do so by a doctor because it may cause problems in the unborn child or complications during delivery.

    Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

  • Directions

    • do not take more than directed
    • the smallest effective dose should be used
    • drink a full glass of water with each dose
    Adults and children 12 years and older
    • take 1 tablet every 8 to 12 hours while symptoms last
    • for the first dose you may take 2 tablets within the first hour
    • do not exceed 2 tablets in any 8- to 12-hour period
    • do not exceed 3 tablets in a 24-hour period
    Children under 12 years
    • ask a doctor
  • Other information

    • each tablet contains: sodium 20 mg
    • store at room temperature. Avoid excessive heat above 40°C (104°F).
  • Inactive ingredients

    D&C yellow #10 aluminum lake, edetate disodium, edible ink, FD&C blue #1, FD&C yellow #6 aluminum lake, gelatin, glycerin, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, povidone, stearic acid, talc, titanium dioxide

  • Questions or comments?

    1-800-395-0689 (Mon-Fri 9AM – 5PM EST)

  • SPL UNCLASSIFIED SECTION

    Dist. by:
    Bayer HealthCare LLC
    Whippany, NJ 07981

  • PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 40 Gelcap Bottle Carton

    ALL DAY STRONG ®

    ALEVE®

    naproxen sodium tablets, 220 mg (NSAID)

    Pain reliever/fever reducer

    STRENGTH TO LAST 12 HOURS

    40 GELCAPS

    GELATIN COATED

    CAPSULE-SHAPED TABLETS

    Carton

  • INGREDIENTS AND APPEARANCE
    ALEVE  GELCAPS
    naproxen sodium tablet, coated
    Product Information
    Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC: 0280-6020
    Route of AdministrationORAL
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
    NAPROXEN SODIUM (UNII: 9TN87S3A3C) (NAPROXEN - UNII:57Y76R9ATQ) NAPROXEN SODIUM220 mg
    Inactive Ingredients
    Ingredient NameStrength
    D&C YELLOW NO. 10 (UNII: 35SW5USQ3G)  
    ALUMINUM OXIDE (UNII: LMI26O6933)  
    EDETATE DISODIUM (UNII: 7FLD91C86K)  
    FD&C BLUE NO. 1 (UNII: H3R47K3TBD)  
    FD&C YELLOW NO. 6 (UNII: H77VEI93A8)  
    GELATIN (UNII: 2G86QN327L)  
    GLYCERIN (UNII: PDC6A3C0OX)  
    HYPROMELLOSES (UNII: 3NXW29V3WO)  
    MAGNESIUM STEARATE (UNII: 70097M6I30)  
    CELLULOSE, MICROCRYSTALLINE (UNII: OP1R32D61U)  
    STEARIC ACID (UNII: 4ELV7Z65AP)  
    TALC (UNII: 7SEV7J4R1U)  
    TITANIUM DIOXIDE (UNII: 15FIX9V2JP)  
    POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL, UNSPECIFIED (UNII: 3WJQ0SDW1A)  
    POVIDONE (UNII: FZ989GH94E)  
    Product Characteristics
    ColoryellowScoreno score
    ShapeOVALSize15mm
    FlavorImprint Code ALEVE
    Contains    
    Packaging
    #Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    1NDC: 0280-6020-201 in 1 CARTON08/01/2002
    120 in 1 BOTTLE; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    2NDC: 0280-6020-401 in 1 CARTON08/01/2002
    240 in 1 BOTTLE; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    3NDC: 0280-6020-801 in 1 CARTON08/01/2002
    380 in 1 BOTTLE; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    4NDC: 0280-6020-16160 in 1 BOTTLE; Type 0: Not a Combination Product09/26/2019
    Marketing Information
    Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    NDANDA02020408/01/2002
    Labeler - Bayer HealthCare LLC. (112117283)

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