One of the most important aspect of dealing with cancer is the pain management. If you can find out your own combination of pain killers, and feel during the day and night then you will have the strength to fight back.
As I mentioned before about cancer pain management you should not wait till last minute to take pain killer. I used to do that, but I realized it only delays the problem. If you are in the pain scale 5-6 , take a painkiller to make yourself life a bit easier. I figured out after a week or so, during the day I can take Tylenol, and it works fine. However it also contains caffeine in it, so I can not use it at night. Sleeping is very important during the treatment of radio therapy and chemo. Lack of sleep makes you weak. I searched a good pain killer will last long and will not make me awake all night. Aleve is a right choice for me, so far. Aleve does not contain caffeine, I have no side effect to Aleve and last about 6-8 hours day or night effective use.
Active ingredient (in each tablet) Purposes
Naproxen sodium 220 mg (naproxen 200 mg) (NSAID)*
.Pain reliever/fever reducer
*nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
Naproxen Sodium (220 mg)NSAID*
FD&C Blue #2 Lake , Hypermellose , Magnesium Stearate , Microcrystalline Cellulose , Polyethylene Glycol , Povidone , Talc , Titanium Dioxide
● temporarily relieves minor aches and pains due to:
● minor pain of arthritis ● muscular aches ● backache
● menstrual cramps ● headache ● toothache
● the common cold
● temporarily reduces fever
Allergy alert: Naproxen sodium may cause a severe allergic reaction,
especially in people allergic to aspirin. Symptoms may include:
● hives ● facial swelling ● asthma (wheezing) ● shock
● skin reddening ● rash ● blisters
If an allergic reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away.
Stomach bleeding warning: This product contains an NSAID, which may
cause severe stomach bleeding. The chance is higher if you:
● are age 60 or older
● have had stomach ulcers or bleeding problems
● take a blood thinning (anticoagulant) or steroid drug
● take other drugs containing prescription or nonprescription NSAIDs
(aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or others)
● have 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product
● take more or for a longer time than directed
Do not use
● if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any other pain reliever/fever
● right before or after heart surgery
Ask a doctor before use if
● the stomach bleeding warning applies to you
● you have a history of stomach problems, such as heartburn
● you have high blood pressure, heart disease, liver cirrhosis,
or kidney disease
● you are taking a diuretic
● you have problems or serious side effects from taking pain relievers or
● you have asthma
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are
● under a doctor’s care for any serious condition
● taking any other drug
When using this product
● take with food or milk if stomach upset occurs
● the risk of heart attack or stroke may increase if you use more than
directed or for longer than directed
Does ALEVE contain caffeine?
NO. Unlike some other over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers, ALEVE does not contain caffeine.
Does ALEVE contain aspirin? NO. ALEVE does not contain aspirin.
ALEVE should not be taken with aspirin, aspirin-containing products or any other pain reliever/fever reducer, unless your doctor has instructed you to do so.
Naproxen sodium may cause a severe allergic reaction, especially in people allergic to aspirin. Symptoms may include hives, facial swelling, asthma (wheezing), or shock. If an allergic reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away.
How does ALEVE work to relieve pain?
ALEVE works by temporarily blocking the body’s production of naturally occurring chemicals called prostaglandins. Prostaglandins play a direct role in pain.