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A 19-year-old male asked:

If naproxen sodium (c14h14o3) makes me tired/drowsy can i take any other nsaid instead? is this possibly just a reaction to cox -2 inhibitors?

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Dr. Jordan Fersel
Pain Management 37 years experience
Sure: There are several other nsaids as well as celerbrex and meloxicam. I don't know why naprosyn (naproxen) makes you drowsy but I have heard that complaint before.
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Rheumatology 21 years experience
See below: Any nsaid---cox-2 inhibitor or not can do this. Sometimes trying differents nsaids may help as this symptom may not occur with different ones.

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