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Aleve vs Diclofenac Sodium, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 64

This is personalized comparison of Aleve vs Diclofenac Sodium for a male aged 64. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Aleve (latest outcomes from 20,548 users) has active ingredients of naproxen sodium. It is often used in pain.

Diclofenac sodium (latest outcomes from 14,952 users) has active ingredients of diclofenac sodium. It is often used in arthritis.

On Jul, 25, 2014: 3,747 male patients aged 60 who take the same drugs are studied in Aleve vs Diclofenac Sodium

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male60Inflammatory Pain

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Aleve naproxen sodiumnot specified
Diclofenac Sodium diclofenac sodiumTeva

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 60 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
AleveDiclofenac Sodium (Teva)
DizzinessPyrexia (fever)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
DepressionC-reactive Protein Increased
Chest PainPlatelet Count Decreased
Blood Pressure IncreasedDiarrhoea
Drug IneffectiveHaemoglobin Decreased
Rash (redness)Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
Asthenia (weakness)Condition Aggravated
Arthralgia (joint pain)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
AleveDiclofenac Sodium (Teva)
Breath OdourGastritis Erosive (a break in the surface layer of the membrane lining the stomach with infection)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Pneumonia
Blood Pressure IncreasedBiopsy Liver Abnormal
Haemorrhage Intracranial (bleeding within the skull)Hepatic Enzyme Increased
Loss Of ConsciousnessRenal Failure (kidney dysfunction)
Transient Global Amnesia (a temporary short-term memory loss)Renal Disorder (kidney disease)
Hepatic Cirrhosis (chronic liver disease characterized by replacement of liver tissue by fibrosis, scar tissue)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Renal Colic (renal pain)Red Blood Cell Count Decreased
Gout (uric acid crystals building up in the body)Reflux Oesophagitis (an oesophageal mucosal injury that occurs of gastric contents into the oesophagus)
Blood Sodium DecreasedOesophageal Ulcer (ulcer of oesophagus)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Aleve1.16%20.93%45.35%24.42%8.14%
Diclofenac Sodium1.30%23.38%37.66%28.57%9.09%

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On eHealthMe, Aleve (naproxen sodium) is often used to treat pain. Diclofenac Sodium (diclofenac sodium) is often used to treat arthritis. 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.

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