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How good and how quick does naproxen work for pain?

How good and how quick does naproxen work for pain?

2hours: About `1 to 2 hours after taking an NSAID type medication it relives pain. These meds also relieve inflamation, this second type of pain relief takes 7 to 10 days ...Read more

Naproxen (Definition)

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


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Does naproxen work any better than ibuprofen or alieve to alleviate back and hip pain? Why does my back/hip pain allternate from one side to the other

Does naproxen work any better than ibuprofen or alieve to alleviate back and hip pain? Why does my back/hip pain allternate from one side to the other

Personal: For reasons that are not very well understood diff people respond diff to diff anti-inflammatories. While one person may get relief from one, another may get almost no benefit and relief from the other. As to why your pain alternates that is very diff to answer without more info, but often if we have pain we favor one side & overuse the other. As one side gets better the other hurts. ...Read more

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How does Aleve (naproxen) work long term?

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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Does anaprox (naproxen) work as a pain killer?

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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Why does aleve (naproxen) work so much better for me than advil? I was trying it and I heard its longlasting, its helping me so im not so sore all the time

Why does aleve (naproxen) work so much better for me than advil? I was trying it and I heard its longlasting, its helping me so im not so sore all the time

See details: Probably because Aleve (naproxen) last about 12 hours and Advil only 4. Also some individuals respond better to one than the other. No two people are the same. ...Read more

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How soon does vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) work?

How soon does vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) work?

Like Aleve (naproxen): Vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) has the same anti-inflammatory medication (naproxen) that is in aleve plus an antacid medication, known as nexium. The Naproxen can help with pain within an hour, but its anti-inflammatory effects will be more likely to take effect over the course of a few days (3-4) with routine administration (i.e. Taking it twice per day for 3-4 days). ...Read more

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Why does tramadol but not naproxen work for lower back pain?

Why does tramadol but not naproxen work for lower back pain?

Totally different: Tramadol is a narcotic pain reliever that can be addictive. It tends to have greater pain relieving properties than NSAIDs such as naproxen. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Aleve (naproxen) to work?

1/2-2 hrs, but: 1/2 to 2 hours for a given pill, but if taken at 12 hour intervals, full effect perhaps in 84 hours. ...Read more

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How long does Aleve (naproxen) d take to start to work?

How long does Aleve (naproxen) d take to start to work?

It depends: It depends on why you are taking it. For pain relief it works quickly with in a matter of an hour or so. Antiinflammatory effects take a little longer. ...Read more

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On naproxen for a few months. Worked, then was in pain again, so moved over to naprosyn. Been taking it for 2wks & still in pain. What else will work?

Find reason for pain: I would suggest finding the reason for the pain instead of just masking it.
Would be best to see you medical provider to adequately evaluate your situation and find the etiology and thus more specific treatment. ...Read more

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Can I take midol and if it doesn't work take aleve (naproxen) in the same day?

Ibuprofen instead: Ibuprofen blocks the hormone prostaglandin that causes uterine cramping and is much more effective than Midol. ...Read more

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Aleve (naproxen) helps me sleep. I have no pain, but take two every night to help me relax. It works but is this harmful.?

Can be: Aleve (naproxen) and other nsaids should not be used on a long term basis as they can be very harsh on the stomach, heart as well as kidneys. Taking it for less than 2-3 months is usually safe. ...Read more

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I took 13 aleve (naproxen) pills, to be completely honest I was trying to kill myself. It didn't work and now I am wondering if taking that many pills has any back lash.

When?: If you've taken them in the last 6 hours, you'll likely be nauseated and vomit. If you've taken them in the last 2 hours, you may not have yet fully absorbed them and should go immediately to the ER. The bigger issue is your depression and that needs on-going attention. Please seek help. Suicide is a permanent solution to a short term problem. No matter how bad it seems, there are solutions. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would naproxen work for my inflammed prostate?

Not likely: If you are having issues with inflamed prostate, the question is if this is due to an infection. In which case Naproxen may help with pain, but unless the underlying infection is treated (likely cause for the inflammation) you will still have issues. ...Read more

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How many hours do you work to take a motion after a naprosyn (naproxen) 325mg?

Please re-pose the q: Your question is not clear. I have a hunch what question you are asking but I don't want to guess. Nobody here will guess ...Read more

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My head always seems to hurt. I took Advil and aleve, (naproxen) hoping it would work. Will it?

My head always seems to hurt. I took Advil and aleve, (naproxen) hoping it would work. Will it?

See below: Pain in the head is multifactorial.
Knowledge of the severety, frequency, duration, intensity, location, radiation, causation, family history of headache and response to medications will help your physician to determine the nature of your headache, request further tests and provide you with professional advice. ...Read more

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Golfers elbow workers comp injury from nov 18. Tried pt, naproxen, and ice. Should I switch to an ortho, wc dr trying to make me return to work?

FP, Orthopedist: A family physician, orthopedist, or physical medicine specialist can reevalate your injury, and possibly inject your elbow with some cortisone. ...Read more

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Hi. I have really severe arthrithis' just takrn a pill of vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) 2 hours ago. I'm still in deep pain and cant work. How long to take effecty?

Hi. I have really severe arthrithis' just takrn a pill of vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) 2 hours ago. I'm still in deep pain and cant work. How long to take effecty?

Arthritis pain: Vimova has anti inflammatory and anti acid medication, if it is not helping in an hour or so, you might want discuss about different treatment approach with your physician, Do not ignore the pain, if it is an unusual pain make sure nothing else like infection of the joint is going on and find out the type of arthritis as different treatments are available for different kind of arthriti ...Read more

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I took aleve (naproxen) the night before I got blood work done and I had my creatinine checked. It came out to. 99. Could the aleve (naproxen) have messed up my results? Could it have made it lower than it actually is?

I took aleve (naproxen) the night before I got blood work done and I had my creatinine checked. It came out to. 99. Could the aleve (naproxen) have messed up my results? Could it have made it lower than it actually is?

No: Depends on the lab but mostly a normal creatinine is about 0.99 and this would not be an abnormality.
Aspirin like drugs lower the blood flow thorugh the kidneys and this would, if anything, raise the creatinine not lower it. ...Read more

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Could Aleve (naproxen) work for period cramps?

Yes.: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for pms / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more

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Naproxen for bladder infection pain, does this work?

No: The best way to relieve the pain is to treat the underlying infection. You can try naproxen for the pain but it is not a certainty to help. ...Read more

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I've had a headache on and off for 2 weeks. I went to the doctor and he prescribed naproxen 500mg but it didn't work. What could it be?

I've had a headache on and off for 2 weeks. I went to the doctor and he prescribed naproxen 500mg but it didn't work. What could it be?

See your PCP: Any headache always must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis to ensure that the correct treatment is given. See your doctor for consultation, tests and diagnosis. ...Read more

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My boyfriend tooth is hurting really bad. I've given him Tramadol and that didn't work is it okay to take a Aleve (naproxen) 45 min later?

See a dentist ASAP: Toothaches are a sign that something is wrong. Very soon the pain will become unbearable. Call for an emergency appointment NOW. ...Read more

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Was given topamax (topiramate) and naproxen for chronic migraines with few relpak but none of them seem to work. I still have migraine. What can I do?

If you haven't: Seen a neurologist that would be a good next step. Make sure that you let the prescribing doctor know the effects of the medications. ...Read more

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