Consumer Health

Help Prevent Pain from Interfering with Your Life

We know pain can interfere with living your life to the fullest so we want to help prevent it getting in the way by relieving body pain (Aleve™) or headache and general pain (Aspirin™).






Aleve™ is a non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory (NSAID) pain reliever that allows body pain sufferers to regain strength throughout their day


Body aches and pains can have broad implications on our daily activities and overall quality of life. Responding to conditions such as arthritis, joint pain, and back-and-neck pain, Aleve™ is a non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory (NSAID) pain reliever.

For over 20 years, Aleve™, also known as Naproxen Sodium, has provided long-lasting, up to 12-hour pain relief in just one pill. Today, Aleve™ is available in many forms: caplets, tablets, gel-caps, and liquid gel capsules. The Aleve™ range of pain relief products includes Aleve™ PM which has the up-to 12-hour pain relieving strength of Aleve™ plus a safe sleep aid for occasional sleeplessness associated with minor aches and pain. And, more recently, Aleve™ has gone beyond the pill and added to its line of products - Aleve™ Direct Therapy, a drug-free, wireless TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) device for the relief of lower back pain from sore and aching muscles due to strain from exercise and normal household and work activities.

Aleve™ is currently marketed under four brand names in over 20 countries around the world: Aleve™, Flanax™, Apronax™, and Lasonil™. In combination, the brands make up one of Bayer’s largest over-the-counter products.

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Aspirin™ is an iconic global brand with a long and rich history of enhancing people’s health


Also known as acetylsalicylic acid, Aspirin™ relieves minor aches and pains, reduces fever, and has anti-inflammatory properties. Beyond this, Aspirin™ has also proven to be effective in preventing recurrent heart attack and ischemic stroke. From the time it was first synthesized in a pure and stable form in 1897 by Dr. Felix Hoffmann, Aspirin™ has remained an important medication for patients worldwide.

Because of its remarkable history, Aspirin™ is included in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington D.C., and the World Health Organization’s included acetylsalicylic acid in the list of essential medicines. At the same time, acetylsalicylic acid continues to play a key role in modern research. Every year, acetylsalicylic acid is the subject of an estimated 1,500 published scientific studies that range across disease prevention and cancer treatment therapies.

Today, Aspirin™ is sold in over 140 countries, encompassing Aspirin™ Complex, Aspirin™ Plus C, and Aspirin™ Cardio. As a brand, Aspirin™ has been a trusted OTC pain reliever, becoming the most utilized pain reliever in history. Aspirin™ is the second largest brand in Bayer’s Consumer Health portfolio.

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