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Dr. Alvin Stein
457 doctors shared insights

Naprelan (Overview)

Naprelan is a pain medication.


Dr. Alvin Stein
457 doctors shared insights

Naprelan (Overview)

Naprelan is a pain medication.


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Could I drink if i'm on naprelan (naproxen)?

Naprelan (naproxen): Yes a social drink 1-2 per week is not an issue. Excessive drinking is always an issue irrespective of what medication you are on. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed naproxen 500 mg and am a light smoker, what are the risks of smoking while taking this med?

I have been prescribed naproxen 500 mg and am a light smoker, what are the risks of smoking while taking this med?

Smoking: The main risk of nsaids is slightly higher blood pressure and stomach upset. The main risk to your health, however, is continuing to smoke, rather than any ill effect of the drug itself. High blood pressure, increase risk of heart disease, stroke, lung, colon, bladder, mouth and esophageal cancer as well as COPD and emphysema should all get your attention more than the risks of nsaids. ...Read more

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How effective is naproxen?

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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On naproxen for a few months. Worked, then was in pain again, so moved over to naprosyn. Been taking it for 2wks & still in pain. What else will work?

Pain: We have no idea why you are in pain and if you have been medically evaluated. Masking persistent pain is not safe. Please seek medical evaluation to diagnose the cause of your pain which would lend itself to a better management plan of your pain. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink while on naprelan (naproxen)?

Is it safe to drink while on naprelan (naproxen)?

Immediately: There is no absolute contraindication to drinking alcohol and taking Naprelan (naproxen). That said, be aware that both can cause gastric irritation in susceptible people so the risks are additive. If you don't have stomach problems or are using either/both in moderation, then it wouldn't generally be a problem. ...Read more

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Does naproxen is dangerous if you have a gastritis condition?

Yes: This medication can affect the stomach and cause irritation and ulceration at high doses and prolonged use. In active gastritis this medication would be contraindicated and should be stopped. If there is no active gastritis then this medication could be used but a medication used to reduce stomach acid could be take with it for protection. Discuss with your pcp. ...Read more

Naproxen (Definition)

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