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Can’t take Aleve & Advil for inflammation/pain anymore due to medication overuse side effects. What can I replace with while also taking Cymbalta?

Can’t take Aleve & Advil for inflammation/pain anymore due to medication overuse side effects. What can I replace with while also taking Cymbalta?

Please repost: Please repost and state specifically what your “medication overuse side effects.” Also, please include the answer to your question given to you by the clinician who prescribed the Cymbalta; or, if you haven’t asked that person this question, please state why not, as (s)he would seem to be the natural person to ask. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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Should I take Aleve (naproxen) daily for some days for mild inflammation in testicle?

Should I take Aleve (naproxen) daily for some days for mild inflammation in testicle?

Here are some. ..: If your testicular ache/pain has been highly variable in its onset, degree, duration, and interval without documented epididymitis, I would concern about possible intermittent testicular torsion with spontaneous detorsion, which requires surgery to fix testicles. So, collect and bring those to see Urologist for analysis, physicals, possible tests, etc. Timely. Age 16 is the prime time for such. ...Read more

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Swelling and inflammation in the back of my neck, from hurting it. How to relieve those symptoms at home? I've been taking Aleve (naproxen) and using ice.

Swelling and inflammation in the back of my neck, from hurting it. How to relieve those symptoms at home? I've been taking Aleve (naproxen) and using ice.

Unfortunately...: Particularly if imaging was done and negative, you will likely be stiff and sore for 3-5 days (some run longer without a muscle relaxer). If longer, or distracting / worsening pain, get rechecked. ...Read more

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Which nsaid has better anti-inflammation properties! Advil or aleve (naproxen)? What is the max dose I should take of either, for anti-inflammation benefits?

Which nsaid has better anti-inflammation properties! Advil or aleve (naproxen)? What is the max dose I should take of either, for anti-inflammation benefits?

Aleve (naproxen): According to the latest research aleve (naproxen) is a better anti inflammatory agent.
The maximum daily dose 1100mg.
Otc 220mg 2 tabs every 12 hours. ...Read more

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My Physical Therapist diagnosed me with shoulder impingement and suggested I take Aleve (naproxen) for 7-10 days to reduce inflammation. However he didn't menti?

My Physical Therapist diagnosed me with shoulder impingement and suggested I take Aleve (naproxen) for 7-10 days to reduce inflammation. However he didn't menti?

Shoulder impingement: Part of dealing with inflammation in the shoulder is to try and reduce it. This is accomplished by taking NSAIDs consistently for 2-4 weeks, restricting motions that produce pain, using ice intermittently doing specific isometric exercise to tone muscles ...Read more

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I am feeling inflammation in my right kidney. Can I use naproxen sodium 550mg?

Yes, you can: Only for a short period of time. Big quantities or long-term use of naproxen sodium can cause chronic nephritis. Always talk with your physician to make sure you can use certain medication safely, particularly if you have kidney disease. Take care. ...Read more

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Can I use Naproxen Sodium 550mg for Kindney inflammation and ache? And what is the normal dosage?

Can I use Naproxen Sodium 550mg for Kindney inflammation and ache? And what is the normal dosage?

No: If you truly have kidney disease and not just a backache, do not use naproxen or any other NSAID. These agents can compromise kidney function. ...Read more

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Doc recomm Naproxen 500 mg 2x day to treat my tendonitis (inflammation.) Worried that bottle says health risk for women of childbearing yrs. Worry?

Only if pregnant: Naproxen is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory which should be taken with food for short period of time for pain/inflammation. Short term, there should be no contra-indications if taken as directed. Of cause, the cause of the inflammation must be addressed. Lastly, your overall health should be good and there should be no interactions if you are on other medications. ...Read more

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I need to take naproxen sodium 220 mg 2x a day for 2 wks to treat inflammation due to tendonitis. Should I worry it will permanently affect fertility?

Naproxen & Fertility: Hello. It should not permanent hamper your fertility especially taking it for two weeks. Much more of an issue for ladies taking this chronically.
WHILE you are on naproxen, your fertility probability is lower. Remove that variable by discontinuing naproxen following resolution of tendonitis. ...Read more

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I'm 39 years old & I have to take Naproxen Sodium 550mg 2 x a day for inflammation. Is there a safe window that I can breastfeed my insistent 2yr old?

I'm 39 years old & I have to take Naproxen Sodium 550mg 2 x a day for inflammation. Is there a safe window that I can breastfeed my insistent 2yr old?

6-8 hours: A 2 year old is probably not breastfeeding for mostly nutritional value, so finding 2 points over a day at least 6 hrs after the medication should be doable to keep its safe and keep your 2 year old happy ...Read more

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Computer work causing muscle inflammation. Physical therapy & Naproxen just ordered. Considering stopping all supplements. Thoughts?

Computer work causing muscle inflammation. Physical therapy & Naproxen just ordered. Considering stopping all supplements. Thoughts?

Muscle relaxant?: More to do with your posture during work as well as taking few breaks. In the mean time, consider going to an urgent care center or primary to be evaluated for muscle relaxants as well as other therapeutic modalities. If your symptoms last more than 4 weeks, seek your primary for any imaging to be done. ...Read more

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Which is better: Naproxen or Voltaren (diclofenac) for trigger finger (thumb) treatment? Want least side effects but effective inflammation treatment.

Naproxen v Voltaren (diclofenac): That's like asking if Batman is better than Superman! Both Naproxen & Voltaren (diclofenac) are NSAIDs. For that matter, so is Ibuprofen. It's just that Naproxen & Ibuprofen are available w/o prescription in States whereas Voltaren (diclofenac) requires prescription. Because they're all NSAIDs, they function exactly the same. For each drug, risk & benefit varies depending upon dose. In the end, only you can decide which 4u ...Read more

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Daughter has ankle tendinitis. Doctor says to take NSAIDS for pain/inflammation. How long can she take naproxen twice a day? Risks? 20 yo/190 lbs.

Daughter has ankle tendinitis. Doctor says to take NSAIDS for pain/inflammation. How long can she take naproxen twice a day? Risks? 20 yo/190 lbs.

Naproxen & Ankle Ten: Not recommended to take it chronically on a daily basis because of kidney deterioration. She should hopefully only need Naproxen for less than 2-4 weeks in order to treat acute ankle tendonitis. She can discontinue Naproxen abruptly without any side effects.
Voltaren gel (diclofenac) is a topical NSAID that would be even better for your daughter's ankle. Apply directly to the source of pain. ...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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I'm allergic to naproxen and ibuprofen is there a safe alternate for me to reduce swelling and inflamation?

I'm allergic to naproxen and ibuprofen is there a safe alternate for me to reduce swelling and inflamation?

Salsalate?: This drug is a derivative of aspirin, but does not have an effect on prostaglandin formation, and is generally safe for people with intolerance to other nsaids. It also does not hurt the stomach. Ask your doctor about it! ...Read more

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Is Aleve (naproxen) a good muscle reliever?

Is Aleve (naproxen) a good muscle reliever?

Good for muscular..: Good for muscular pain do to strain/sprain. Other causes for muscle pain exist, but a negative response to naproxen will help with alternative diagnoses. ...Read more

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Been taking 4 Aleve (naproxen) a day for many many years. What is a good titration schedule to go off of it, to help avoid rebound headaches?

Been taking 4 Aleve (naproxen) a day for many many years. What is a good titration schedule to go off of it, to help avoid rebound headaches?

See details: You do not need to taper but if you want, just reduce the daily aleve (naproxen) dose by one tablet each week. In order words, take 3 tabs daily for 1 week, then 2 tabs daily for the next week, etc. ...Read more

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I have tendonitis in my arms near my elbow. Besides icing, what are good ways to take away tendonitis pains after a workout? Should Aleve (naproxen) help?

I have tendonitis in my arms near my elbow. Besides icing, what are good ways to take away tendonitis pains after a workout? Should Aleve (naproxen) help?

REST for Tendonitis: If you have tendonitis you will not heal if you do not give it enough time to rest. Working out or continuing any regular repetitive motions will lead to ongoing trauma and not allow the tissue to heal.

You may do well with physical therapy. And, with rest, if you still are not healing you may need to put the arm in a sling for one to two weeks.

Rest the injured tissue. ...Read more

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Is naproxen good for osteo arthitis?

Naproxen: It can help with osteoarthritis. consult with your doctor about the right dose. It can cause stomach ulcers, and may affect your kidney function if taken for a long time in big doses. ...Read more

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Is naproxen good for back pain?

Is naproxen good for back pain?

Naproxen: Naproxen is an anti-inflammatory medication. It is effective for back pain, especially for muscular pain.
If your pain is not improved with it, please see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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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

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I took naproxen 500mg n hr ago can I take nyquil now? I don't feel good at all n can't sleep.

I took naproxen 500mg n hr ago can I take nyquil now? I don't feel good at all n can't sleep.

Pain caused insomnia: You are taking Naproxen an NSAID should not interfere with nyquil for sleep. Read the label for any warnings. I am not totally familiar with otc nyquil. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Is naproxen good for upper back pain?

Naproxen: Naproxen is an anti-inflammatory medication. It's commonly used for pain. ...Read more

Naproxen (Definition)

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


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