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A 29-year-old member asked:

how effective is naproxen?

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Dr. David Greenfield
Rheumatology 41 years experience
As good as any: There are at least a dozen antiinflammatory meds on the market. Naproxen is effective but not for everyone. The reason there are so many medications is because not one is uniquely superior to the others. One person will "swear" by Naproxen while another says it "does nothing for me".

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Whats naproxen dosage for cramps?

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Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management 19 years experience
250: ~250 mg every 8-12 hours.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between anaprox, (naproxen) naproxin?

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Dr. Gregory Blair
Dr. Gregory Blair answered
Anesthesiology 9 years experience
They are the same.: All medications carry two different names, there is the generic name which is the name of the actual drug (naproxen in this case) and the trade name from the company who sells it (anaprox in this case). Naproxen is sold under several other trade names but they are all essentially the same medication. Many times if you can find generic Naproxen at wal-mart you can save a dollar or two!
A 41-year-old member asked:

Aleve (naproxen) side effects and how I can help them?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Stop taking: Naproxyn, like other similar compounds may produce abdominal pain and upper GI bleeding, and can predispose to cardiovascular events which can be life-threatening. Can also interfere with some anti-depressants. Ingestion of alcohol may worsen the GI side-effects.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Is it ok to take an Aleve (naproxen) before I fall asleep after drinking?

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Yes: Should help avoid a hangover. Multiple doses can cause kidney trouble though.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take an Aleve (naproxen) after having a drink?

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Yes: One drink, yes. Binge drinking, no.

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