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Naproxen (Definition)

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


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Why does the over the counter water pill with aleve (naproxen) make me gain water weight instead of losing it? I stopped taking it and now im in the bathrm a lot

Why does the over the counter water pill with aleve (naproxen) make me gain water weight instead of losing it? I stopped taking it and now im in the bathrm a lot

●Kidney damage – Using NSAIDs, even for a short time, can harm the kidneys. They are especially risky in people who already have kidney disease.: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs inhibit renal prostaglandin synthesis and can exacerbate edema in patients with underlying heart failure or cirrhosis SEE: 62.Clive DM, Stoff JS. Renal syndromes associated with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs. N Engl J Med 1984; 310:563.
I am unaware of an OTC diuretic on the market-please enlighten. ...Read more

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Is there any muscle relaxer medication overthe counter? Don't have insurance. Ibuprofen, advil, Aleve (naproxen) doesn't work.

Is there any muscle relaxer medication overthe counter? Don't have insurance. Ibuprofen, advil, Aleve (naproxen) doesn't work.

There is none.: Muscle relaxants are typically prescription medications. These are generally prescribed based on the physician's evaluation. ...Read more

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How many aleve OTC equal a anaprox (naproxen)?

How many aleve OTC equal a anaprox (naproxen)?

See below: One tablet (220mg of naproxen sodium) of Aleve contains 200 mg of naproxen which is the active ingredient. An Anaprox tablet (275 mg naproxen sodium) contains 250 mg of naproxen, therefore 1 tablet of Anaprox is equivalent to 1 &¼ (1.25) tablets of Aleve. ...Read more

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Is taking 2 and a half Naproxen 220 mg OTC the same as taking Anaprox (naproxen) DS 550 mg?

Similar: Different salts are used to make each product so the anaprox (naproxen) will begin to, work faster; however, if taken over a couple, of days, the general anti inflammatory, pain effect is the same ...Read more

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How long could I take the max dose of Aleve (naproxen) for maximal anti-inflammatory effectiveness. 1100mg per day, OTC 3 tabs q12hs?

How long could I take the max dose of Aleve (naproxen) for maximal anti-inflammatory effectiveness. 1100mg per day, OTC 3 tabs q12hs?

Several weeks: You don't need the max dose to get the max effect.
If used to relieve symptoms of arthritis 2 tab bid time contingent or around the clock. You also get the analgesic benefit for mild to moderate pain. Take in consideration that you may experience serious side effects during treatment with this medicine. Make sure that your doctor check your progress at regular visits. ...Read more

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I'm prescribed mobic (meloxicam) 15mg 1x a day, and it's not working. I haven't taken a dose since 6pm yesterday. Is it safe to try OTC naproxen today instead?

Yes: NSAIDS differ in responses in different people. It is rational to try different ones before giving up on them. Also some require more than just a day or two to see if they, 're effective. Newer ones like Celebrex (celecoxib) are easier on the gastrointestinal track in some but not all people. ...Read more

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Replacing 500mg nabumetone w/ OTC nsaid. Treats neuroma pain as needed (a 30day supply of nab. Lasted 6mths) ibupro? Aleve (naproxen)?

Sclerosing injection: Why are you putting up with the pain when you can see a podiatrist have a series of 4-7 sclerosing injections and be done with the pain? Sclerosing injections are anhydrous alcohol injections that dehydrate, hence removeing the conductive layer on the nerve known as myelin and will stop the pain forever. ...Read more

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Only OTC medication I have found to help pain of Achilles tendonitis is aleve (naproxen). However, I have to take 600 mg. Is that safe on a regular basis?

Only OTC medication I have found to help pain of Achilles tendonitis is aleve (naproxen). However, I have to take 600 mg. Is that safe on a regular basis?

Yes for short period: Of time, like 4-7 days or so. All nsaids are not recommended for anyone with kidney problems. Normal dose of aleve (naproxen) is 220 or 250 mg twice a day. For short periods of time up to 1000 mg maybe used.
I would recommend pt for stretching and splint.
If no improvement after 6 weeks, then maybe a MRI might be needed to evaluate the status of the achilles tendon. ...Read more

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I have a tweaked meniscus from grappling. My doctor recommended aleve, (naproxen) but hasn't helped. Any other OTC suggestions for joint/pain relief?

I have a tweaked meniscus from grappling. My doctor recommended aleve, (naproxen) but hasn't helped. Any other OTC suggestions for joint/pain relief?

Advil (ibuprofen): If you don't respond to alleve, try advil (ibuprofen). Some patients respond better to advil (ibuprofen). If its just a tweak, it should get better in a week or so. Also try ice and rest. If no improvement see a sports orthopedist for a work up and proper diagnosis and treatment plan which may include knee arthroscopic surgery. ...Read more

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I have a torn meniscus from grappling. My doctor recommended aleve, (naproxen) but hasn't helped. Any other OTC suggestions for joint/pain relief?

I have a torn meniscus from grappling. My doctor recommended aleve, (naproxen) but hasn't helped. Any other OTC suggestions for joint/pain relief?

Advil (ibuprofen): If you don't respond to alleve, try advil (ibuprofen). Some patients respond better to advil (ibuprofen). If its just a tweak, it should get better in a week or so. Also try ice and rest. If no improvement see a sports orthopedist for a work up and proper diagnosis and treatment plan which may include knee arthroscopic surgery. ...Read more

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Are there any other OTC pain relievers besides acetaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen sodium?

Are there any other OTC pain relievers besides acetaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen sodium?

See below: Those are the main ones except for topical creams and ointments over the counter. ...Read more

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Can I combine Aleve and tylenol (acetaminophen) to help relieve my toothache? If not, which OTC pain killer is best for my toothache?

Yes: Yes, in fact those two in combination work quite well. When the pain progresses, often times no pain medications will "make a dent" in it. You should interpret your pain as a warning sign and be evaluated before it progresses to a dental emergency. An alternative to aleve (naproxen) is ibuprofen. Either of these are probably your best otc options. ...Read more

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What's the least organ damaging/most body friendly of the OTC painkillers? Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Advil, or Aleve? (I realize those are brand names...)

What's the least organ damaging/most body friendly of the OTC painkillers? Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Advil, or Aleve? (I realize those are brand names...)

All are safe: None will injure you used as directed. Some folks get elevated liver function tests from even a little Tylenol (acetaminophen). Advil reversibly damages the kidneys if you get dehydrated on the stuff. Same for Aleve. Some folks get liver sensitivity to any of these. I would choose the one that gives you the best pain relief, drink plenty of water, and not worry about this. ...Read more

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Imitrex (sumatriptan) works for my migraines 60% of the time, what other prescription is available that works more consistently? Aleve helps, other OTC never helps. History ulcers

TWO APPROACHES: Prevention most critical, and this includes botox, beta-blockers, topirimate, depakote, and a few otc agents such as butterbur, feverfew, co-q10, magnesium, riboflavin. Best triptans to be used to stop headache, might try nasal zomig, relpax, (eletriptan) frova, treximet, all may work far better than imitrex. ...Read more

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Best OTC drug for lower back (waistline level) nerve pain? Aleve? Advil? Tylenol (acetaminophen)? Other?

Best OTC drug for lower back (waistline level) nerve pain? Aleve? Advil? Tylenol (acetaminophen)? Other?

Depends: All are ok choices depends what helps you the most. Do not take any of them long term. Not designed for that usage. ...Read more

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What is the best/most effective otc med for tension headache? Aspirin, ibuprofen, Aleve or Tylenol (acetaminophen)? Or do they all work equally well?

Experiences: Not sure one is better than another, as Tylenol (acetaminophen) seems to have fewer stomach issues, but Aleve may work well in patients who also have migraine. Try a couple and see which you tolerate better. ...Read more

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Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if I don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if I don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Yes: If you have Insulin resistance or even diabetes metformin is fine to take. Some people have lost weight on metformin, perhaps due to GI side effects. I haven't heard that it can interfere with diet pills but those can be dangerous on their own. ...Read more

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How many hours apart to take 500 mil naproxen?

How many hours apart to take 500 mil naproxen?

2 X per day: 2 times per day every 12 hours 500mg. The daily maximum of 1500 mg in two divided doses. Always ask your doctor if you are unsure. ...Read more

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