Aleve® is an oral pain reliever/fever reducer containing the active ingredient naproxen sodium (NSAID) that temporarily relieves minor aches and pains due to backache, minor pain of arthritis, menstrual cramps, toothache, muscle aches, headache, the common cold, and temporarily reduces fever.
Aleve® Arthritis Pain Gel is a topical arthritis pain reliever that contains the active ingredient diclofenac sodium (NSAID) and comes in a gel form. It is only used for the temporary relief of arthritis pain in the hand, wrist, elbow (upper body areas), and foot, ankles, knee (lower body areas).
If you have any questions regarding Aleve® Arthritis Pain Gel or any Aleve® product, please consult with your doctor before using these products.
Aleve® Arthritis Pain Gel does not contain naproxen sodium (the active ingredient in the oral pain reliever Aleve®). It contains the active ingredient diclofenac sodium 1% (NSAID) and is a topical pain reliever.
Aleve® Arthritis Pain Gel may take up to 7 days to work for arthritis pain. It is not for immediate relief.
With 4 times a day use, you may start to feel relief within a few days. You should see significant pain relief within 7 days of continuous use. If no pain relief in 7 days, stop use. Stop use and ask a doctor if pain gets worse or lasts more than 21 days.
Aleve® Arthritis Pain Gel is a topical NSAID. It works the the same way as other NSAIDs except that it is a topical instead of an oral product. NSAIDs work by temporarily blocking the body's production of naturally occurring chemicals called prostaglandins. Prostaglandins play a direct role in pain.