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Is Naproxen A Narcotic
A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more
Liquid gel aleve is the only pain med that works. Narcotics make me sick, Tylenol doesn't work. But I've had dark pee with pink tint. Is from aleve?
Possibly.: Changes in color to your urine may be a symptom of a serious medical condition. Specifically, a pink or a more darker shade could be a sign of bleeding which the Aleve could aggravate as it can interfere with your body's normal clotting mechanism. You should be evaluated as soon as possible by an appropriate practitioner of your choice. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In a way,if followed: Those 2 medications can be taken together, but continuing use of any medication, especially an NSAID like Naprosyn, (naproxen) should be followed and monitored regularly by a health care provider, as long term use may lead to kidney and/or gastrointestinal side effects. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers