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Arthritis Medications Advil and Aleve - What's the Difference?

By January 30, 2010

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They sit next to each other on your drugstore shelf. Though they are different drugs, they fall within the same drug class. Advil and Aleve are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) used to treat arthritis and other minor aches and pains.

Since Advil and Aleve are sold over-the-counter, they are easy to grab and take. But not so fast. It's still important to know if the active ingredient in Advil and Aleve is the same or different. Know your medication! Learn more in Advil and Aleve - What's the Difference?

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January 6, 2012 at 1:46 pm
(1) Todd N. Talkish says:

I want to comment on your “aleve” commercials .

The “SOUND EFFECTS” on your “aleve” commercials with all of the “SWALLOWING”
sounds ; the “glug glug, sklog, glak glak,
sklok, sklarg, sklog sklog, sklok sklok,” is
so “SICKENING,” and “DISGUSTING,” that
I cant hear “anything” else you all have
to say in the commercials, in fact, after I
“frantically” reach for the channel changer
or the “on/off switch on my tv, the
sickening “sound effects” that you all
seem to absolutely “glory” in, those
absolutely “sickening” sound effects
“linger” in my mind, “long after” I have
changed the channel, or turned my tv
off, and I am 100% “convinced” that
whoever “directed” these “aleve”
commercials is, “mentally ill,” and
that, they “enjoy” listening to those
“sickening” sounds, and they “put”
those “sound effects” in your
commercials for the “express purpose”
of, “grossing people out” !!!!

February 5, 2012 at 11:51 am
(2) Tom says:

Todd N. Talkish, I completely agree with you.

That commerical disgusts me to no end.

Because of that commercial, I will NEVER, NEVER, NEVER EVER buy Aleve.

I can’t imagine the idiots that made that ad, watching it in a conference room, and saying, “great swallowing noise, let’s air it.”

Absolutely repulsive.

March 12, 2012 at 10:19 pm
(3) Todd Talkish says:

I see you “took down,” my last comment.


( liberals are such sad, strange, people )

May 10, 2012 at 11:26 pm
(4) MM says:

That’s the third time I’ve seen that disgusting commercial while watching Jeopardy. Slurp- Gulp! No manners, and obnoxious. I guess I’ll stop watching Jeopardy, and of course, never, ever buy or recommend Alleve. How crass!

September 16, 2012 at 7:25 pm
(5) MG says:

One of these days you will read about a crazy lady who went to a pharmacy and smashed all the Aleve products. I am so disgusted with the amplified swallowing noises. Glug, glug, gurgle, gurgle, glug. What sick morons thought this was a good idea and would make people want to buy Aleve?

September 20, 2012 at 1:26 am
(6) JoAnn says:

Glad to know I’m not the only “neurotic” person who is irked to no end by these commercials!

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