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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?

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?

Changes in body: Our body changes as we get older. Ibprofen and Naproxen are common causes of GI bleeding in some people. This is not necessarily an allergy but perhaps a new increased sensitivity of your body to this combination of meds. ...Read more

Naproxen (Definition)

Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It inhibits cyclooxygenase thus reducing ...Read more


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Given the recent findings about naproxen and cox 2 inhibitors, is ginger a safe alternative for pain? What are any heart risks?

Given the recent findings about naproxen and cox 2 inhibitors, is ginger a safe alternative for pain? What are any heart risks?

Ginger: 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

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Are there any other alternatives to alleviate pain after bunionectomy? Oxycodone is not working. Am trying Aleve (naproxen) at the moment.

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

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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

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Can I take two naproxen?

Can I take two naproxen?

Depends: It depends upon the strength. The over the counter strength is 220 mg and the maximum dose of this is 2 tabs twice a day. ...Read more

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What is naproxen use for?

What is naproxen use for?

Pain/swelling: It is a non- steroidal antiinflammatory mediciation: use with caution. ...Read more

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What is naproxen used for?

Naproxene: Naproxene is an anti inflammatory pain killer used as analgesic and for arthritis lke rhematoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and other inflammatory conditions like tendinitis, myositis.It is also used as analgesic like alleve. Can be used for any kind of pain. ...Read more

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How effective is naproxen?

How effective is naproxen?

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

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What is naproxen ip 190 for?

What is naproxen ip 190 for?

See details: It is a 500 mg tablet of naproxen, an anti-inflammatory med used for several purposes, most often to treat arthritis. ...Read more

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What is anaprox (naproxen) for?

NSAID (Aleve): Naproxen is used to relieve pain from various conditions such as headaches, muscle aches, tendonitis, dental pain. ...Read more

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What is naproxen prescribed for?

Pain/inflammation: Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug basically used to treat arthritic pain and inflammation. Because of its mechanism of action it is also used to treat unrelated issues that cause pain such as menstrual cramping and headaches. ...Read more

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Can you get naprosyn (naproxen)?

Prescription Drug: Naprosyn (naproxen) belongs to the NSAID drug class and requires a prescription typically. Otc variants include motrin, alleve, etc. ...Read more

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Is naprosyn better than naproxen?

Is naprosyn better than naproxen?

Identical meds: They are the same thing. Naprosyn (naproxen) is the brand name, Naproxen the generic name. ...Read more

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Anything when taking aleve (naproxen)?

Question unclear: 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. ...Read more

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Can I take Aleve and naproxen together?

Same med: They are the same thing. Please adher to daily maximum dosage recommendations. ...Read more

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Is 6 Aleve (naproxen) in 1 day too much?

No: However, that is the maximum dose of Naproxen you should take in a day. ...Read more

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Take 2 Aleve (naproxen) daily. Problems?

Not really: Just make sure you get plenty of water to drink so that your kidneys get "flushed out". ...Read more

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How many Aleve equal Anaprox (naproxen)?

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

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Can I take 2 500mg naproxen at one time?

Can I take 2 500mg naproxen at one time?

No: Better not, maximum is 500 mg/dose, if you are in extreme pain, call/see your doctor or go to urgent care or ER. You can also alternate acetaminophen with naproxen if needed, but inform your doctor too, best wishes ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: naproxen?

See below: Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It inhibits cyclooxygenase thus reducing prostaglandin and thromboxane synthesis. ...Read more

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Is taking 8 aleve (naproxen) at once bad?

NSAID: It may cause gastritis and if you have underlying kidney disease it may also be a problem leading deterioration in kidney function ...Read more

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How does Aleve (naproxen) work long term?

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

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Naprosyn (naproxen) 500mg, can I snort it?

No: Take it with food or snack as prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is naproxen related or similar to naprelan?

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

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