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User Reviews for Aleve to treat Pain

Aleve has an average rating of 6.2 out of 10 from a total of 24 ratings for the treatment of Pain. 58% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 38% reported a negative effect.

Aleve Rating Summary

6.2/10 average rating

24 ratings from 27 user reviews.

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Reviews for Aleve

Kg · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 4, 2019

“I have taken Aleve for several different pain conditions knee pain, back pain, joint pain, headaches and it does absolutely nothing. I get more pain relief from taking nothing! Sad! This medication is a waste of money.”

1 / 10
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lisa1970 August 27, 2009

“I took 2 Aleve after spending a sleepless night with terrible shoulder pain. It starting working within 30 minutes. Within 1 hour, I could rotate my arm in all directions. Pain relief lasted a good 24 to 28 hours before the pain came back. This is a wonderful product!”

10 / 10
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Vee · Taken for less than 1 month September 21, 2019

“Aleve does nothing for me. I bought some because people, including doctors, constantly tell me how good it is for all kinds of pain. It does NOTHING for me. I've used it for headaches, neck pain, joint pain - zero pain relief. Two Advil are way, way more effective. I feel like I've wasted money on a completely useless drug. Won't ever buy it again.”

2 / 10
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nf1survivor · Taken for less than 1 month December 16, 2013

“I have a rare, incurable disease called Neurofibromatosis (Type 1). With this condition, pain is an everyday thing, especially back pain because I have scoliosis (a curve of the spine; side effect of NF1). In the past I would take 3 Ibuprofen, which had very little effect. Just yesterday I switched to Aleve; those first two pills really made a difference. My pain went away about an hour later and it worked a lot faster than the other medicines I've taken. Thank you, Aleve!”

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Mail girl · Taken for 6 months to 1 year July 28, 2018

“As a mail carrier, I walk 11 miles a day for the last 22 years. Inflammation in my knees has really affected me, making my day difficult and painful to get the job done. 2 Aleve gelcaps work WONDERS and in less than 10 minutes!”

10 / 10
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Sophia55 · Taken for 2 to 5 years October 24, 2014

“I have used most of the narcotics on the list, and now that I live in Florida it is almost impossible to get a Doctor to prescribe anything other than Aspirin. Aspirin now has caused my stomach to act up due to ulcers so now I also need to take Prilosec 40 mg. So far this is the best of these medicines on the list.”

8 / 10
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tommy · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 24, 2019

“I broke my wrist. There was a terrible amount of swelling in my entire hand. The was pain just touching it. I started taking Aleve. Two pills a day and the swelling went down in my fingers and thumb. I started taking three a day(the maximum) and the swelling went down in the back of my hand. I can see my knuckles for the first time in three months. I can start get strength in the hand to go back to work.”

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graciesmith4410 December 1, 2017

“I had a toe injury and I took Aleve extra strength. Let me just say, this was the best decision I could have made. I went from not being able to walk in the morning, to jumping off a stage. I HIGHLY recommend Aleve. I have never been so impressed with a medication. I wish I could shoot a commercial for Aleve because they deserve it.”

10 / 10
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nf1survivor · Taken for less than 1 month December 16, 2013

“I have Neurofibromatosis Type 1 and pain is an everyday thing, especially with scoliosis. Everyday I was taking Ibuprofen and that medicine had very little effect whatsoever. I switched to Aleve and as soon as I took those first two pills, I couldn't believe the results; my pain was gone an about an hour later.”

8 / 10
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Anonymous September 30, 2010

“I love Aleve, but people should talk to their doctor first. I have sometimes severe pain in my toes and severe headaches from TMJ, and the Aleve significantly cuts down on my pain from both. Don't forget to talk to your doctor because risk of stomach bleeding and risk of heart attack rises with some users.”

10 / 10
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greeneyes 2016 · Taken for less than 1 month October 10, 2016

“Hi everyone I'm 42 I just had all my teeth pulled on Oct 6 ,2016. I was in severe pain Felt like my mouth was butchard I took a bottle pain relievers in two days no help so I get a bottle of Aleve 12 hour let me tell you it stopped my pain I was so relieved so the meds said take two than 1 every 4 hours so I bought a bottle of extra strength Tylenol and I would take the aleve every four hours and 30 minutes later I would take the 0ne Tylenol extra strength Works perfect today is my 4 day I feel great thanks Aleve”

10 / 10
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Pain In The Back · Taken for less than 1 month October 24, 2020

“Have taken this for back pain and shoulder pain. It does absolutely nothing. Not even in the slightest. It only has downside which are the risks and it has zero upside benefits. Why is it on the market? Wish I can give zero rating.”

1 / 10
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Krickee August 28, 2013

“I have severe chronic pain due to a car accident. I've tried every med to curb the pain. I like this medicine, the only drawback was that it wasn't long lasting and I wish I could take it more than once a day.”

4 / 10
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Ms_Chrys · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 8, 2017

“I cracked a molar vertically into TWO pieces. After the initial two days (wherein a strong muscle relaxant was added to the mix) two Aleve for each dose kept me comfortable (nearly pain free unless I chewed on it) until I could get my quotes for a dental implant and get the offending tooth extracted. I am post extraction as of today and again, two Aleve per dose has allowed me to bypass the opiod pain management ALTOGETHER! Highly pleased and will keep Aleve as my go to pain intervention for intense pain wherein speed of results is the only option. ”

9 / 10
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Julian Paul · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 15, 2017

“Of the various OTC pain medications I have tried, Aleve has worked the best. Though I'm not so much of a stickler when it comes to only buying name brands (oftentimes I've found that generics work just fine), I find that the name-brand Aleve has more of a positive effect for me than generic naproxen. Nevertheless, I keep a bottle of Aleve nearby at all times. It truly helps.”

10 / 10
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Alice April 24, 2018

“I have never taken Aleve before. Dr recommended for my trigger finger (inflammation) it did help. Took the round blue pill 220mg one after dinner. 4 tables in four days. I’m stopping it today as I got a sore throat out of the blues. Could it be a reaction.. ? I’m pretty healthy and I know taking medications is not my forte. Still I know it did help.”

10 / 10
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neecy · Taken for less than 1 month November 5, 2014

“Toothache- took the pain away instantly. Very good for a toothache.”

10 / 10
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oremus May 5, 2014

“I became very ill taking Aleve on a routine basis. I developed an intestinal ulcer, ringing in my ears, dizziness, vision changes the list goes on. ”

1 / 10
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Walt W. April 11, 2017

“Had my knee pop and pain was horrid. Could not walk; took 2 Aleve, then there was no pain could walk much better. Glad for such a wonderful medicine.”

10 / 10
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Wolfe Island, Canada October 3, 2007

“We find Aleve most helpful with aches and pains.”

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Pog October 14, 2017

“Does nothing may as well take sugar pills”

1 / 10
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JP November 1, 2020

“30 Minutes after taking 2 tablets I began itching all over. Looking into this I found that this happens to a lot of people. Never Again.”

2 / 10
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Gigatas December 3, 2008

“Works well.”

10 / 10
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My nickname is not in use · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 7, 2017

“No more effective or longer lasting than aspirin.”

1 / 10
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Dan · Taken for less than 1 month December 20, 2020

“Aleve is best for TMJ it works miracles more than any other OTC pain reliever take between 2-4 depending how much you weigh you should feel relief with in 1-2 hours”

10 / 10
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