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Dr. Alvin Stein
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Anaprox (Overview)

Anaprox is a pain medication.


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What is anaprox (naproxen) for?

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

Dr. Alvin Stein
461 doctors shared insights

Anaprox (Overview)

Anaprox is a pain medication.


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

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! ...Read more

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I have been prescribed anaprox (naproxen) , lorcet, and ativan . Ok to take together?

Be careful: These three medications should be safe to take provided you take the dose that you were prescribed. Anaprox (naproxen) is fairly safe on its own, make sure you follow the dose instructions for Lorcet and Ativan carefully. If you take significantly too much of either in a short time you may have some trouble breathing. As always, if you experience any side effects or changes, contact your physician. ...Read more

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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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Does anaprox (naproxen) work as a pain killer?

Yes: Absolutely. Best for mild to moderate pain which is caused by inflammation. It also works well for many bone, joint, musculoskeletal, and gynecological sources of pain by blocking production of certain types of chemicals involved in the inflammatory response known as prostoglandins. ...Read more

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Is there any medication safer than naproxen?

As far as NSAIDs?: Naproxen in a recent danish study proved safer for the heart than all other non steroidal ant-inflammatory drugs, even compared to placebo. It will replace some of my other go to drugs. But there are caveats. It can irritate the stomach. It does negate aspirins cardio-protection. It can cause a decrement in renal function in some patients! ...Read more

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Does naproxen is dangerous if you have a gastritis condition?

Yes: This medication can affect the stomach and cause irritation and ulceration at high doses and prolonged use. In active gastritis this medication would be contraindicated and should be stopped. If there is no active gastritis then this medication could be used but a medication used to reduce stomach acid could be take with it for protection. Discuss with your pcp. ...Read more

Naproxen (Definition)

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