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Naproxen (Definition)

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


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Could there be harmful consequences if you take aleve (naproxen) all day strong 220mg for chronic pain in the long term (I don't have any problems with bleeding)?

Could there be harmful consequences if you take aleve (naproxen) all day strong 220mg for chronic pain in the long term (I don't have any problems with bleeding)?

Chronic NSAID use: Yes, there are potential side effects to prolonged NSAID use. Damage to your liver and kidneys, easy bruising/bleeding to name a few. Speak with your doctor about alternatives and perhaps rotate these medications in and out of your regimen from time to time. ...Read more

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What is stronger naproxen 500mg or ibuprofen 800mg? For pinched nerve.

What is stronger naproxen 500mg or ibuprofen 800mg? For pinched nerve.

Naproxen or Iburofen: Naproxen is regarded by some to be 'stronger' but it might not work as well as Ibuprofen for you... Every person is different; both are non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, (nsaids) and they need to be taken with food. Try Ibuprofen 800mg 3x/day or Naproxen 500mg 2x/day both for a week and see what works best for you. Watch out for stomach upset to prevent bleeding ulders! Possibly try neurontin (gabapentin)... ...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

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What's stronger Aleve (naproxen) or meloxicam?

What's stronger Aleve (naproxen) or meloxicam?

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

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Is sleeping a lot a bad thing when you have taking too many all day strong aleve (naproxen)?

Is sleeping a lot a bad thing when you have taking too many all day strong aleve (naproxen)?

No, but....: You should not be taking more than 4 Aleve (naproxen) per day under any circumstances. If you take four or less, sleep is not a bad thing. Sedation is not a feature of naproxyn, except for my arthritis patients who sleep better or longer because of pain relief. ...Read more

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I have IBS and dysmenorrhea which tend to make each other worse. Can I take pepto and then strong Aleve (naproxen) a couple hours later to eliminate both pains?

I have IBS and dysmenorrhea which tend to make each other worse. Can I take pepto and then strong Aleve (naproxen) a couple hours later to eliminate both pains?

Yes: If the aleve (naproxen) does not bother your stomach and you don't have any history of stomach ulcers… you don't have to take pepto-bismol prior. If the pepto-bismol does alleviate any symptoms of dyspepsia from anti-inflammatories… by all means take it. Ibs is more of a functional problem with the gut then a structural problem that may be bothered by anti-inflammatories. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could you take two Aleve (naproxen) if one is not strong enough?

With doctor order.: 2 aleve (naproxen) are the equivalent of 440mg of Naproxen sodium. Prescription strength Naproxen is 500mg. So it is possible to use under the prescription or recommendation of your physician. ...Read more

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What's stronger codeine or naproxen?

It depends: It depends on what you are treating. Both can be effective for pain but only Naproxen can treat inflammation. ...Read more

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What's stronger for pain, motrin 800 or naproxen 500mg?

What's stronger for pain, motrin 800 or naproxen 500mg?

It depends: It depends which works better for you. Some people will get better results with Motrin and some with naproxen. ...Read more

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What is stronger 800mg of ibprofen or 200mg of naproxen?

Hard to say: You'll have to try them and see which works better for you and which has less side effects. ...Read more

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Meloxicam stronger than aleve (naproxen)?

No: People respond differently to various nsaids. Some will find aleve (naproxen) is more effective and others will find that Meloxicam is better. ...Read more

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How much naproxen sodium a day will cas lethal or near lethal damage to me. I have ingested 4400 mg and 5000mgs of penicillin and my pain still strong?

How much naproxen sodium a day will cas lethal or near lethal damage to me. I have ingested 4400 mg and 5000mgs of penicillin and my pain still strong?

Naproxen/penicillin?: Huh? Did you mean naproxen or penicillin? It is quite difficult to take too much of either Penicillin or naproxen. If pain is not relieved with maximal dose naproxen - about 1.5 grams per day then increasing the dose above that is unlikely to produce any further pain relief and ore likely to produce side effects such as kidney failure / damage. ...Read more

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My friend took 2 500mg naproxen for pain and has felt a strong pain or tightness in her chest. What should she do??

My friend took 2 500mg naproxen for pain and has felt a strong pain or tightness in her chest. What should she do??

Go to the ER: Since it is almost impossible to know what is causing the pain, I would go to the ER for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is taking 2 Naproxen 220 MG twice a day stronger than taking 4 ibuprofen 200 MG 3 times a day?

Is taking 2 Naproxen 220 MG twice a day stronger than taking 4 ibuprofen 200 MG 3 times a day?

About the same but: Everyone responds differently to these drugs. One person may respond to naproxen and not to ibuprofen and vice versa. The top doses for ibuprofen is a total of 3200 mg/day and 750 mg/day total for naproxen. You are young and have less risk of the side effects of either intestinal bleeding, decreased kidney function or elevation of your blood pressure. You need to discuss with your MD. ...Read more

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Is there a stronger combination of medicines than lyrica (pregabalin) and naproxen for treating nerve pain in the feet?

Is there a stronger combination of medicines than lyrica (pregabalin) and naproxen for treating nerve pain in the feet?

Neuropathy: Maybe a multidisciplinary or multimodality approach can optimize yor treatment. Physical therapy, maybe acupuncture, proper socks and shoes and maybe opioids. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I am taking tramadol and naproxen for back stenosis the naproxen is ruining my stomach. Any suggestions about replacement. I want something stronger?

I am taking tramadol and naproxen for back stenosis the naproxen is ruining my stomach. Any suggestions about replacement. I want something stronger?

See details: Nsaids and tramadol may not be effective for your problem no matter which NSAID you try. Consult an interventional pain specialist and consider targeted injections. Try to stay off of stronger narcotics. ...Read more

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Is it normal for doc to give Aleve (naproxen) for TMJ arthritis pain that's severe? My doc refused stronger mess even though I told him nsaids don't help.

Is it normal for doc to give Aleve (naproxen) for TMJ arthritis pain that's severe? My doc refused stronger mess even though I told him nsaids don't help.

Get to the source: Meds often mask the true source of the problem or the trigger points that are causing your pain. Many of my new patients come into my office already heavily medicated (anti-depressants, pain meds, anti-anxiety, muscle relaxers;) with no real solution to solving their constant pain problems. You should have a thorough exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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I have osteoarthritis, naproxen 1/2 (500mg) twice a day 4 joint pain, pain getting stronger have an appt. On 2/12/16 with rheumatologist ¿what to do?

Naproxen: If you have no side effects from the current dose, I recommend doubling the dose of naproxen as long as you take it with food. You could also add Tylenol (acetaminophen) until you see the specialist who will be able to either confirm the diagnosis of osteoarthritis, or order other testing to determine the exact type of arthritis you have as different medication may be needed as you ma have another type of arthriti ...Read more

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Is 800 mg of ibuprofen stronger than 440 mg of naproxen for back and joint pain?

Is 800 mg of ibuprofen stronger than 440 mg of naproxen for back and joint pain?

It's all relative...: It seems to be relative to just who is taking the medicine. Ibuprofen works well with some people and has only a minimal effect with others. The same holds true with Naproxen. It is important to remember that when taking either one of these medications, that one should try to take the smallest dosage necessary to affect the best relief. Try not to take the maximum dosage routinely. ...Read more

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I'm on 7 tramadol 8 paracetamol 2 naproxen & 1 amitriptyline a day chronic back pain but I'm still in a lot of pain is there something stronger?

I'm on 7 tramadol 8 paracetamol 2 naproxen & 1 amitriptyline a day chronic back pain but I'm still in a lot of pain is there something stronger?

Back Pain: Sure if you are only looking for pharmacologic pain relief. Other choices are a good neutral spine core stability program, inversion table, acupuncture, stop smoking. If you just want to cover up the pain with pain meds there are multiple options for schedule 3 and 2 meds. Some are long acting and some short acting. May have to do it through a comprehensive chronic pain management program. ...Read more

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Excruciating menstrual cramps. Anything stronger than ibuprofen or naproxen that won't cause problems with mental alertness? Need to function at work

Hormonal Rx: The original research for hormonal preparations was an effort to find something that would control the pain & cramping associated with menses. As the research progressed & they found it helpful, they also found ladies weren't getting pregnant. So bcp's become more popular for their side effect than their original use. Ocp/bcp's can help. Discuss with your dr. ...Read more

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Is mobic any stronger than tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve?

Is mobic any stronger than tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve?

Depends on patient: Mobic (meloxicam) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent (nsiad). Aleve (naproxen) is also an nsaid. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not an anti-inflammatory medicine. Mobic lasts longer and in most cases needs to be taken once daily. Patients react differently to nsaids. So the efficacy frequently is patient dependent. ...Read more

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I have pleurisy again pain so bad makes me throw up including seizure meds tried Aleve and tylenol (acetaminophen) not helping anything stronger makes me stop breath?

Call your doctor: Or go to the er. You will need stronger pain medication that requires a prescription. Further, you need to be able to control your pain so that you can take your seizure medication. Because of this, waiting may worsen your problem. ...Read more

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Can I take two naproxen?

Depends: It depends upon the strength. The over the counter strength is 220 mg and the maximum dose of this is 2 tabs twice a day. ...Read more

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What is naproxen use for?

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

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What is naproxen used for?

Naproxene: Naproxene is an anti inflammatory pain killer used as analgesic and for arthritis lke rhematoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and other inflammatory conditions like tendinitis, myositis.It is also used as analgesic like alleve. Can be used for any kind of pain. ...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 naproxen ip 190 for?

See details: It is a 500 mg tablet of naproxen, an anti-inflammatory med used for several purposes, most often to treat arthritis. ...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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What is naproxen prescribed for?

Pain/inflammation: Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug basically used to treat arthritic pain and inflammation. Because of its mechanism of action it is also used to treat unrelated issues that cause pain such as menstrual cramping and headaches. ...Read more

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Can you get naprosyn (naproxen)?

Prescription Drug: Naprosyn (naproxen) belongs to the NSAID drug class and requires a prescription typically. Otc variants include motrin, alleve, etc. ...Read more

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Is naprosyn better than naproxen?

Identical meds: They are the same thing. Naprosyn (naproxen) is the brand name, Naproxen the generic name. ...Read more

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Anything when taking aleve (naproxen)?

Question unclear: Naproxyn, like other similar compounds may produce abdominal pain and upper GI bleeding, and can predispose to cardiovascular events which can be life-threatening. Can also interfere with some anti-depressants. ...Read more

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Can I take Aleve and naproxen together?

Same med: They are the same thing. Please adher to daily maximum dosage recommendations. ...Read more

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Is 6 Aleve (naproxen) in 1 day too much?

No: However, that is the maximum dose of Naproxen you should take in a day. ...Read more

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