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If you stop taking naproxen sharply what effect will it have on the body?

If you stop taking naproxen sharply what effect will it have on the body?

None: Naproxen does not have to be tapered off to quit. No serious side effects should occur if you stop it abruptly—unless you're using it for pain/inflammation, in which case, those may return. ...Read more

Naproxen (Definition)

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


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Can taking Aleve daily over a long period of time (years) cause sharp and gnawing pain under my left rib cage? Had blood tests recently, doctor said some level was higher due to my taking Aleve (which he prescribed for my arthritis). Should I stop taking

Can taking Aleve daily over a long period of time (years) cause sharp and gnawing pain under my left rib cage? Had blood tests recently, doctor said some level was higher due to my taking Aleve (which he prescribed for my arthritis). Should I stop taking

Ask your doctor: Aleve (naproxen) can cause a number of problems that can show up as pain under the left rib cage. These include peptic ulcer and coronary artery problems. Don't know which blood levels would be affected, but you really should press your doctor for an explanation of your symptoms and of the abnormal blood test. ...Read more

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Have taken 4 500mg naproxen in 48 hrs. Not helping pain. Can stop taking and go out tonight and drink 2 bottles of wine? 2 bottles won't make me sick

Have taken 4 500mg naproxen in 48 hrs. Not helping pain. Can stop taking and go out tonight and drink 2 bottles of wine? 2 bottles won't make me sick

2 bottles of: Wine can be a lot of alcohol for someone who is not taking alcohol daily. Naprosyn (naproxen) should help with your pain though I do not know for sure if this is acute or chronic pain you are referring to. I would suggest for you to see a healthcare provider to properly examine and diagnose your pain first. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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How to stop braces pain? Should I take motrin or aleve (naproxen)?

See details: Braces on legs? Braces on teeth? You can take these as needed for pain. ...Read more

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How soon should I start taking naproxen 500mg for it to stop my period cramps &is it more effective than naprogesic?

When cramping begins: Without a prescription, the highest dose of naproxen is 200 mg every 8 hours with food when cramps begin; no more than 600 mg per day. Under a doctor’s supervision, the dose may go to 500 mg every 12 hours (or 250 mg every 6-8 hours if stomach upset), with a max of 1, 000 mg/day. Naprogesic is not much different, as it contains a form of naproxen - just be aware of the dose.
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How stop naproxen stomach pains?

How stop naproxen stomach pains?

Erosive gastritis: Or frank stomach ulceration. I suggest IMMEDIATE MEDICAL EVALUATION. I also suggest completely stopping any Naprosyn (naproxen) or NSAIDS and start yourself on Prilosec OTC until seen. Your symptoms are frankly, dangerous. ...Read more

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Will Naproxen Sodium Tablets 220 mg, reduce fever or stop an upcoming fever?

Will Naproxen Sodium Tablets 220 mg, reduce fever or stop an upcoming fever?

Yes: Naproxen will reduce fever, and possibly affect an expected fever. When you have a fever and suppress it, remember the underlying cause is not affected so make sure you know what it is. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my left hip they put me on naproxen but the pain is still there what can I do or take for the pain to go away?

I have a sharp pain in my left hip they put me on naproxen but the pain is still there what can I do or take for the pain to go away?

Other Meds/PT: Hip pain may respond to Lidoderm patches (numbs the area), physical therapy, injections, stronger pain killers such as opiates, tens unit, massage, etc. Discuss with pcp, pain specialists, sport medicine physician, or orthopedist. ...Read more

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I was getting a migraine so I till an Aleve (naproxen) one hour ago. Can I take one Excedrin migraine now to help my was stop hurting or another aleve (naproxen)?

Can take: Aleve (naproxen) again, but take two tablets 220mg per day. I would not take aleve (naproxen) long term unless your doctor advises you to do so. If you have migraine days more than four days per month or if the ones you have do not respond to "abortive" therapies at home, see your doctor. Do not let them prescribe you anything thing with butalbital in it! ...Read more

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Can't get rid if this sharp pain in the center of my chest and abdomin. Been taking naproxen but doesn't help. Why is this?

Let me explain: May be you are using the wrong medication (naproxen) this medication could cause stomach problem, the pain in the center of the chest and abdomen could reflex syndrome which aggravated by the naproxen.
Stop the Naproxen and take prelosec otc and see what happen. ...Read more

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I've been prescribed Nexium (esomeprazole) for heartburn related to naproxen. I've been taking it for a few days and it's worked well. When can I stop taking it?

I've been prescribed Nexium (esomeprazole) for heartburn related to naproxen. I've been taking it for a few days and it's worked well. When can I stop taking it?

2-3d after stop Nprx: You should be able to stop the Nexium (esomeprazole) (side effect treater) about 3 days after you finish taking the naprosyn (side effect creator). If heartburn pain returns, just resume Nexium (esomeprazole) for another week. ...Read more

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L have been takiing naproxen for over a year, im feeling so much better can l just stop taking them or do l need to reduce the dose slowley. L take 2 tabs morning and night of 250mgs. Also taking codiene phosphate 15mgs 2 tabs three times aday. Woul

Naproxen Chronic: Long term naproxen needs to be moniroted for side effects, especially kidney function. Some people take it for years. But naproxen can be stopped and no need to taper. It is stopped routinely "cold turkey" if one is to have surery to prevent petential bleeding. In your case if yu are doing well it might be a good idea to stop and see if it is still needed. If can be resumed later. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as an effective natural pain killer? This is for joint pain, arthritis in my case. I'd like to stop taking naproxen. There was a pill called instaflex some time ago, that seemed to alleviate my pain a llittle. But it was too expensi

Is there such a thing as an effective natural pain killer? This is for joint pain, arthritis in my case. I'd like to stop taking naproxen. There was a pill called instaflex some time ago, that seemed to alleviate my pain a llittle. But it was too expensi

Glucosamine: I agree that the long term use of nsaids should be avoided if possible. You can try glucosamine/chondroitin combo. Take at least 1, 500 mg of glucosamine daily and give it a 3 month trial before deciding if it has value. ...Read more

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Should I stop taking naproxen immediately? Have had building throbbing burning pain in upper left stomach area. It is constant but worse w/ each dose.

Yes: Naproxyn is an nsaid. It's a class of medicine that can thin the lining of your stomach and cause an ulcer. Ulcers can bleed and be dangerous. Please see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Been having ear pain for two day what can I do to stop the pain also I been taking Aleve (naproxen) for the pain and doxycycline but I still having pain?

Been having ear pain for two day what can I do to stop the pain also I been taking Aleve (naproxen) for the pain and doxycycline but I still having pain?

Make an appointment: It is difficult to make an assessment of your problem through this venue. And since god only gave you two ears, I recommend that you see your healthcare provider soon. ...Read more

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I'm having extreme menstrual pain, is there any fast way I can help stop the pain? I took aleve (naproxen) about 10 minutes ago and they just seem to get worse.

I'm having extreme menstrual pain, is there any fast way I can help stop the pain? I took aleve (naproxen) about 10 minutes ago and they just seem to get worse.

Menstrual pain: If this is unusual for you perhaps it's not cramps and I would get examined. If this is your usual pain then follow up with your healthcare for an exam to be sure it's not something else. ...Read more

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What should I do? About 5 nights ago, I took 15 pills of Aleve (naproxen) when you're only supposed to take one. Ever since then I've had no appetite, I've been having constant sharp pains in my stomach, and whenever I try to eat I end up throwing it up.

Even: Even taking a typical dose of Aleve (naproxen) on an empty stomach can cause gastritis and stomach upset, let alone 15. You need to see a doctor to discuss your stomach trouble. You may need a course of acid blockers and a non-acidic bland diet to give your stomach a chance to heal. Also, why did you take so many pills? If you were attempting to hurt yourself, you need to contact a doctor right away for help. It is not safe to use medication other than how it is directed to be used. ...Read more

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I woke up with sharp pain in my lower left side of my stomach. I could barely move. I took a naproxen and it good now. But what could it be?

I woke up with sharp pain in my lower left side of my stomach. I could barely move. I took a naproxen and it good now. But what could it be?

LLQ discomfort: Causes of recurrent llq abdominal discomfort may be identified by first addressing accompanying signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: in women: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Risk factors? ...Read more

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Saw GP last week with pain in my rectal area. Had rectal exam and X-ray of spine. Found nothing. On Naproxen. ..now have unbearable pain all over body?

Repeat Evaluation: See your doctor again. The doctor may not be able to diagnose your condition right away while tests are pending but can give you something to relieve your pain. There is no reason for you to suffer. Wish you the best and hope you feel better ...Read more

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I am currently on naproxen 500mg bid for headaches. Lately I have sharp pain on lt side of abdomen below ribs. Cause? What should I do?

Have it evaluated: It could be several things including significant GI irritation from the naproxen. Stop the Naproxen until the cause of the pain is determined. You do not want to end up with an ulcer or GI bleed. ...Read more

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I am started having sharp stabbing pains. They started on my left temple a few days ago. Now I am having them in the front of my head. Aleve (naproxen) doesn't faze it. I've had some dizziness.?

See your PCP: Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. See your PCP for evaluation, tests, imaging and treatment options. ...Read more

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