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User Reviews for Aleve (Page 3)

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Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Costochondritis 10.0
2 reviews 41 medications
Period Pain 9.0
14 reviews 82 medications
Gout, Acute 8.7
11 reviews 85 medications
Tendonitis 8.3
4 reviews 33 medications
Sciatica 7.6
10 reviews 281 medications
Pain 7.1
22 reviews 1120 medications
Muscle Pain 7.0
1 reviews 350 medications
Ankylosing Spondylitis 7.0
4 reviews 144 medications
Rheumatoid Arthritis 6.8
6 reviews 360 medications
Back Pain 6.6
32 reviews 178 medications
Osteoarthritis 5.9
8 reviews 352 medications
Headache 5.7
11 reviews 221 medications
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis 3.7
3 reviews 166 medications
Frozen Shoulder 3.5
2 reviews 55 medications
Summary of Aleve reviews 7.1 130 reviews

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Reviews for Aleve

Yogivino · Taken for 6 months to 1 year November 19, 2016

For Sciatica: “I took 2 pills (220mg each) in the morning and it may take 1-2 hour before the pain is completely gone. I've sciatica on my right leg from lower back down to the bottom of my feet. Tickling & numbness besides the pain each morning. First thing I did was taking 2 pills immediately. I also practice yoga regularly..., I'm so grateful to discover Aleve for sciatica! Will take it as long as my sciatica is here...”

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

For Pain: “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
Breanzelle September 26, 2016

For Back Pain: “Two days ago I was getting out of my car . I slipped on the gravel, twisting and slipping the lower discs in my back. For two days I haven't been able to move without excruciating pain . I have been crying for two days I've taken Advil, Tylenol, Motrin muscle relaxers. Just a few hours ago my friend cones over hands me two aleves and some warm water. Within 30minutes I'm not lying the pain is gone. Thank you aleve, i promise to pass the word of your greatness.”

10 / 10
JSF130 · Taken for less than 1 month August 24, 2016

For Sciatica: “Save your money. Might as well take a baby aspirin. Extra strength Advil Liquid Gels, or Tylenol Arthritis work 10 times better.”

1 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month July 24, 2016

For Back Pain: “Not as good as THC but very effective for me. One wants a solution that allows your mind to not constantly be aware of pain. This does the job for me.”

9 / 10
Ang101 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year July 12, 2016

For Period Pain: “Aleve is the only pain killer that really helps. I used to take a double dose of extra strong Midol and it would last me maybe 4 hours. With the Aleve I take 1 every 11-12 hours and I am good for the day.”

10 / 10
JBK62 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year July 7, 2016

For Rheumatoid Arthritis: “It does help a bit on stiffness and swelling. Please be sure to drink plenty of water as it can rise your creatine levels and lead to kidney problems if you don't stay hydrated.”

6 / 10
cricket0524 April 12, 2016

For Osteoarthritis: “Dear Aleve, Your packaging is a total fail. I had to take the pliers to the bottle to get into it (it's very accommodating now) then had to take my contacts out and hunt out some reading glasses to see how many pills to take for a dose. The newly swallowed pills have not yet worked on the pain, so I have no way of deciding - at this point - if your product is worth the bother.”

1 / 10
LamarrG April 4, 2016

For Sciatica: “Had been on prescription strength Naproxen for 6 days before I decided I didn't feel a benefit. Took nothing for 2 days and then bought Aleve 220 mg per pill and took 2. Not sure what the difference was but have noticed more relief from the constant discomfort while walking.”

7 / 10
anritamarie February 21, 2016

For Gout, Acute: “Well I went to the ER, they diagnosed me with gout. They gave me a prescription that was $45 for 20 pills! Pharmacist told about Aleve. I bought it for $7.99/100 pills. Best choice ever, no regrets”

10 / 10
Tampa-rob February 12, 2016

For Gout, Acute: “I took aleve during a gout attack. I could not really say that it helped my swelling or the pain. I ended up taking some advil to relieve the pain.”

kasinwonderland January 4, 2016

For Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: “Didn't help at all, it did give me terrible heart burn though.”

1 / 10
Steeeeve January 3, 2016

For Back Pain: “I have severe scoliosis so my pain is pretty strong most days. My doctor recommended Aleve so I take 2 caplets (440mg) and there is a bit less pain for a few hours. The package says it works for 8-12 hours, but I'm lucky if it stretches out to 5. Takes my pain from a 7 (out of 10) to a 3 or 4. And then I can't drink for another 8 hours which is no fun.”

4 / 10
Itsmemom · Taken for less than 1 month December 9, 2015

For Back Pain: “It does absolutely nothing for my pain.”

1 / 10
Vixmum · Taken for less than 1 month December 8, 2015

For Sciatica: “Aleve heavily advertised for 12 hour pain relief. Also recommended by a friend. Tried as desperate for all day pain relief from sciatic nerve. No effect whatsoever, persevered for a week, no relief, even with recommended stretching.”

1 / 10
L5-S1 hern/nerve damage · Taken for 6 months to 1 year December 4, 2015

For Back Pain: “This should be the first thing you take when you realize you have back pain. At the very least this will take the sharp edge off and give you enough time to get to Urgent Care or an immediate doctor appointment. I have noticed that for extended use (2-5 days) the pain symptoms slowly come back, but at least this is something I can buy OTC.”

4 / 10
Kris1369 November 27, 2015

For Back Pain: “Female 20 years old - I recently started a new job as a cashier. I started to experience pain after having to pick up heavy packs of water bottles and other heavy items. The pain was all in my lower back. I went to visit my chiropractor and that would alleviate the pain until I went back to work. I would rate my pain on a scale from 1 to 10; a 7. It was a sharp stabbing pulling pain in my lower back and it even hurt to take a deep breath. Today was the first day I took Aleve when I went to work and my back pain was almost completely gone. I was able to move around without being uncomfortable. I am extremely satisfied with the results.”

9 / 10
Karina Sam · Taken for less than 1 month November 19, 2015

For Period Pain: “This is my go to drug every month for cramps. Love love love. I've had severe cramps ever since and as soon as I started taking this everything will go away in less than 15 minutes.”

10 / 10
catlover82001 October 28, 2015

For Back Pain: “I started taking this per my Doctor instead of Tylenol for lower back pain. I had stomach issues.. could not eat, vomited, severe itching on the legs and armsI ”

1 / 10
Nick T · Taken for less than 1 month October 2, 2015

For Back Pain: “Male - 33years old. Excruciating pain in lower SI region of my back following an aggressive 30 mile bick ride and a few days of surfing. Woke up the next morning with shooting pain in low back which progressed to shooting pains running down my glutes and referred pain to the hip flexor region. For two weeks this was extremely painful and did not subside even w/ ice applications and finally chiropractic visits 5 total and lots of Advil. Per the suggestion of my wife I tried aleve (2 pills for first dose and 1 pill each dose after that. After 2 pills I noticed a HUGE difference and significantly reduced pain as well as better range of motion as inflammation had gone down. I highly recommend for anyone with back pain as it really helped me!”

9 / 10
Peewee 43 · Taken for 1 to 2 years September 2, 2015

For Gout, Acute: “like the previous person mention, I'm a strong believer of aleve, it works faster for my gout than the prescription meds I take. No more going to the doctor for refills.....Aleve works!”

9 / 10
Karla Red September 1, 2015

For Back Pain: “I took two aleve and my back pain hasn't even lessened. Still hurts the same after 4 hours and it's supposed to work for 8-12 hours.”

1 / 10
C.Leblanc August 29, 2015

For Headache: “Wow has this changed my life. I was a long time sufferer of migraines and headaches. Advil and tynelols are like candy to me now and don't do a thing to relief pain. Even heavy prescribed migraine drugs by my doctor did not work as much as Aleve does! It is simply, for my part, miraculous! It works 99.9% of the time. It works to prevent a headache when I feel it coming. It also works to break the headache or migraine when it is already ongoing and painful. And most of the time, a single pill works. I have to say I really hope my body doesn't come used to Aleve and therefore making it less effective. So far, after a little more than a year taking Aleve, it still is perfectly effective in my case. Don't hesitate to try!”

10 / 10
Elise48 July 25, 2015

For Headache: “My head and base of the neck started hurting three days ago. The pain also moved from place to place and so abnormal that I scheduled a doctor's appointment...for next week. This pain even made my "hair" hurt. Felt like spots in the central back part of my head had been "bruised" and again, the pain location changed from the back center of head to my upper neck to the back of ears and then to the top. Prescription pain medicine left over from a surgery didn't help. Last night I took 3 Aleve out of desperation. Fell asleep and woke up a few hours later feeling much, much better. Will still see my doctor but won't be a crazy person by the time I get there.”

10 / 10
Martha Martha July 17, 2015

For Period Pain: “Swelling, tingling feeling on my tongue and hives shortly after taking this product. I remember taking it for period pain in middle school and had little issues, now I must stay completely away from it.”

1 / 10