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Alternative To Naproxen
I've took iburephen and naproxen for years now if I take it I get internal bleeding. Told I was allergic. Why now? Wat to use as alternative?
Given the recent findings about naproxen and cox 2 inhibitors, is ginger a safe alternative for pain? What are any heart risks?
Ginger is effective for nausea - it has no beneficial or harmful effects on the heart and no activity in relieving pain. Here is what the National Institutes of Health has to say about ginger: http://nccam. Nih. Gov/health/ginger
To treat arthritis, short acting NSAIDs are a reasonable trade-off. Use ibuprofen in the smallest dose that helps you. What benefit is there of living to 100 but miserable? ...Read more
Are there any other alternatives to alleviate pain after bunionectomy? Oxycodone is not working. Am trying Aleve (naproxen) at the moment.
Ask your surgeon: It is normal to have pain the first day following bunion surgery. Try to avoid excessive medication. Rest the foot. Elevate the foot, ice the foot. Take it easy. Taking oral anti-inflammatory medication with the pain medication will usually be helpful. Ask you surgeon what he or she feels is right for you. ...Read more
My wife has developed a sudden allergy to nsaids and can no longer take naproxen, ponstan etc for severe period pain. Are there alternatives?
Acetaminophen: Acetaminophen is available over the counter. Other pain medications will require a prescription. Consider using a birth control method to suppress periods. If she does not have periods then the pain will not come. Birth control pills, nuvaring, the depoprovera shot and Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are all options. ...Read more
I would like alternatives to my present prescription medication that is not working. At the present, the va doctor has me on 5mg oxycodone (x2 three times per day), 10mg cyclobenzaprine (two per day), & 500mg naproxen (1 per day). I have spinal degenerati
I'm about to have my impacted wisdom tooth extracted. What alternative "pain killer" drug can I take as I am allergic to aspirin/naproxen?
I'm taking vicodin for a bone fracture and having some nasty side effects. Would ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) be better alternatives?
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". ...Read more
Naproxen sodium: Aleve is a consumer brand of generic naproxen sodium while Anaprox is a prescription brand of generic naproxen sodium. Anaprox 275mg of naproxen sodium is equivalent to 250mg naproxen while Aleve 220mg of naproxen sodium is equivalent to 200mg naproxen. You won't find an exact match unless you count 5 Aleve or 4 Anaprox but that's way too much to take at once. ...Read more
Cuts inflammation: Alleve will decrease inflammation and allow for improved healing and decreased pain while an injury recovers. It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory med and helps with inflammation. Longer term use keeps this inflammation at bay. It can also lead to more severe side effects like ulcers, bleeding issues or renal damage with long term use and needs to be monitored. There are better long term nsaids. ...Read more
Yes: Naprelan (naproxen) is an extended-release forumla of Naproxen purported to have less stomach irritation. Of course it is 100's of times more expensive and probably dosen't appreciably lower the risk of GI complications. Also, all nsaid's like Naproxen slightly increase the risk of vascular complications such as stroke, heart attack and high blood pressure. ...Read more