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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: ALEVE-PM

Aleve PM Product FAQ

    Aleve PM is the first and only over-the-counter (OTC) PM product with the 12-hour pain-relieving strength of Aleve plus a sleep aid. Each caplet combines the sleep aid diphenhydramine HCl (25 mg) with the pain reliever naproxen sodium (220 mg), a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, to provide relief from occasional sleeplessness associated with minor aches and pains. It can help you fall asleep and stay asleep.

    Aleve PM is used for relief of occasional sleeplessness associated with minor aches and pains and to help you fall asleep and stay asleep

    Aleve PM can help you fall asleep and stay asleep with less pain for a good night's rest. The naproxen sodium (220 mg) in Aleve PM works by temporarily blocking the body's production of naturally occurring chemicals called prostaglandins. Prostaglandins play a direct role in pain. The diphenhydramine HCl in Aleve PM acts as a sleep aid. Adults and children 12 years and over should take 2 caplets at bedtime. Do not take more than 2 caplets in 24 hours. Not for children under 12 years of age. Please read the label and use as directed.

    Aleve PM is for occasional sleeplessness due to minor pain. It contains the same pain reliever found in Aleve (naproxen sodium) but also has a sleep aid (diphenhydramine HCl), so you can fall asleep and stay asleep and have a good night's rest.

    Each Aleve PM caplet combines the pain reliever naproxen sodium (220 mg), part of a class of medication known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), but is not indicated as an anti-inflamatory. Aleve PM also contains the sleep aid diphenhydramine HCl (25 mg). You should consult your doctor if you have questions about whether Aleve PM is right for you.

    Each Aleve PM caplet combines the sleep aid diphenhydramine HCl (25 mg) with the pain reliever naproxen sodium (220 mg) to provide relief from occasional sleeplessness associated with minor aches and pains. And if pain is keeping you up at night, it can help you fall asleep and stay asleep.

    No, Aleve PM is not indicated to treat allergy symptoms. Although Aleve PM contains diphenhydramine HCl, which can be used as both an antihistamine and a sleep aid, it is indicated as a sleep aid in this product. Aleve PM should be used according to the labeled directions.

    Aleve PM can provide relief from occasional sleeplessness associated with minor aches and pain. Aleve PM is the first and only over-the-counter (OTC) PM product with the 12-hour pain-relieving strength of Aleve plus a sleep aid.

    Yes, Aleve PM was found to be safe in clinical trials. Aleve PM is indicated for occasional sleeplessness associated with minor aches and pain. Aleve PM is safe and effective when used as directed.

    The two active ingredients in Aleve PM, naproxen sodium and diphenhydramine HCl, have a long history of being safe and effective when used as directed. Naproxen sodium has been used for over 30 years; diphenhydramine HCl has been used for over 60 years.

    In clinical studies, the most common side effects were nausea, headaches, dizziness and vomiting. Refer to the Aleve PM drug facts label and use as directed.

    As with all NSAIDs, this product contains a stomach bleeding warning and may cause severe stomach bleeding.

    As with all NSAIDS, this product contains an allergy warning. Naproxen sodium may cause a severe allergic reaction, especially in people allergic to aspirin and other NSAIDs. If an allergic reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away.

    If you have experienced any side effect, stop use and consult with your doctor. See package labeling for complete information and warnings

    Aleve PM should not be taken at the same time as Aleve in a 24-hour period, as it contains the same pain reliever as Aleve, naproxen sodium. Be sure to read all labels before use.

    The FDA has approved Aleve PM as safe and effective when used as directed. Aleve PM contains a non-habit-forming sleep aid, diphenhydramine HCl, and a pain reliever, naproxen sodium.