For years, we have been using Alaxan at home for relief of body and muscle pains. Previously it came in tablet form and tasted quite bitter but the new Alaxan FR in capsule form not only takes away the bitterness but relieves faster. Since capsules dissolve more easily in the stomach than tablets and absorb by the body faster the effect comes fast too. I don’t see any difference in the formulation of the two medicines, but according to a doctor friend, Alaxan FR has more Paracetamol in it which helps to relieve pain faster. When I have muscle pains due to many chores I just need to eat something before taking the capsule to free me from pains. I guess Alaxan FR is the reason why Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao can stand those punches of his opponents in the boxing ring (he is the endorser of this product, LOL).