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Is Naproxen Strong
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
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
Hi. Can I take either naproxen or ibuprofen with solpadol and which is the stronger of naproxen or ibuprofen?
About the same:
They are both NSAID's and will both be effective.
Use whichever one is less expensive for you. ...Read more
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
Hard to say: You'll have to try them and see which works better for you and which has less side effects. ...Read more
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
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
What can be heavy shouders? When I take naproxen the sensantion goes away. I still strong, but my back burns and the pain runs my neck. What can be?
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
Is there a stronger combination of medicines than lyrica (pregabalin) and naproxen for treating nerve pain in the feet?
I am taking tramadol and naproxen for back stenosis the naproxen is ruining my stomach. Any suggestions about replacement. I want something stronger?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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