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advil vs Aleve, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 46

This is personalized comparison of advil vs Aleve for a female aged 46. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Advil (latest outcomes from 22,812 users) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in headache.

Aleve (latest outcomes from 20,557 users) has active ingredients of naproxen sodium. It is often used in pain.

On Oct, 29, 2014: 8,043 female patients aged 41 who take the same drugs are studied in advil vs Aleve

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female41pain in thumb due to loss of nail

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
advil ibuprofennot specified
Aleve naproxen sodiumnot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 41 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
advilAleve
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)
Headache (pain in head)Chest Pain
Chest PainHeadache (pain in head)
Pyrexia (fever)Hypersensitivity
Drug IneffectiveDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Drug Ineffective
VomitingFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
DizzinessVomiting
PainHypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
advilAleve
DepressionEmotional Distress
Cerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)Injury
Red Face (a sudden reddening of the face, neck)Cerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)
Tic (a sudden, repetitive, nonrhythmic motor movement or vocalization involving discrete muscle groups)Renal Disorder (kidney disease)
Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)Mitral Valve Incompetence (inefficient heart valve)
PainMyocardial Ischaemia (the blood flow through one or more of the blood vessels that lead to heart (coronary arteries) is decreased)
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Hypokalaemia (low potassium)
Angina Pectoris (chest pain due to ischemia of the heart muscle)Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Cellulitis (infection under the skin)
InjuryNocturia (the need to get up in the night to urinate)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
advil3.81%28.34%37.60%22.34%7.90%
Aleve2.38%34.52%35.71%17.86%9.52%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Advil (ibuprofen) is often used to treat headache. Aleve (naproxen sodium) is often used to treat pain. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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