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Is naproxen a narcotic?

Is naproxen a narcotic?

No: Naproxen is the ingredient in aleve (naproxen). It is not a narcotic. It is in the class known as NSAID non-steroidal anti inflammatory drug. ...Read more

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Narcotic (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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What is naproxen use for?

What is naproxen use for?

Pain/swelling: It is a non- steroidal antiinflammatory mediciation: use with caution. ...Read more

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How effective is naproxen?

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

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What is anaprox (naproxen) for?

NSAID (Aleve): Naproxen is used to relieve pain from various conditions such as headaches, muscle aches, tendonitis, dental pain. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: naproxen?

See below: Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It inhibits cyclooxygenase thus reducing prostaglandin and thromboxane synthesis. ...Read more

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What are the effects of anaprox (naproxen)?

Anaprox (naproxen): This is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory - so it will reduce pain, reduce swelling, it may irritate your stomach also. It will also reduce fever. ...Read more

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Is there any medication safer than naproxen?

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 more

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Can I continue taking Naproxen and fishoils?

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 more

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What would happen if I took two naproxen 500mg?

GI upset.: The mechanism of NSAIDs, which if used in high doses, can cause GI upset and GI bleeding, weakens the protective covering of the stomach. Generally not recommended to take 2 naproxen, but would likely not cause a toxic reaction if it occurs once. ...Read more

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I took 10 500mg pills of naproxen so what should i expect?

I hope: i hope that you didn't take all 10 at once! You should only take 1 every 12 hrs - taking it more frequently increases your risk of kidney damage and gastritis! Both are very serious. If you are taking it properly, you should notice a decrease in inflammation/pain. ...Read more

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What would happen if i took way too much aleve (naproxen)?

GI and kidney proble: The major risks involve GI (ulcers and bleeds) and damage to the kidneys. Nsaids such as Naproxen (aleve) should never be taken in doses higher than recommended. ...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 a pain medicine? For any pain?

Of course: Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve pain and inflammation. ...Read more

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Should i take naproxen if I have dermatographia?

Should i take naproxen if I have dermatographia?

Dermatographia: Probably not. Treatment is usually anti-histamine medications. Best to talk to your doctor and see when they think you can take Naproxen or if you can. ...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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Is meloxicam stronger than naproxen?

Is meloxicam stronger than naproxen?

aleve (naproxen): 4 aleve (naproxen) pills are stronger than 15 mg meloxicam. 7.5 mg Meloxicam is safer than aleve (naproxen). ...Read more

Naproxen (Definition)

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


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