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Dear sir am having frequent migraine headaches from the past weeks am taking naprosyn (naproxen) 500 mg and prochloroperizine but no permanent cure?
See doc: If headaches are frequent or severe you may benefit from prophylactic treatment. There are many medications to choose from. ...Read more
Hi, I was at the ER today and the doctor prescribed Naprosyn (naproxen) 375 mg 3 times a day. I already have Naproxen at home but it is 500 mg. Can I take that ?
OK to take 500,: Although it's always best to err on the side of caution. With anti-inflammatory medications, take the lowest dose that gives you relief. Chronic use of anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can be rough on the kidneys. Taking a slightly higher dose than prescribed should be OK for a short period. ...Read more
I keep getting bright red blotches on my legs, not bites, look like broken capillaries, not raised and don't itch, on naprosyn (naproxen) 500 mg bid, should worry?
Stomach acid: You probably took this for some musculo-skeletal pain and that of course will be treated. The only risk is the increase in stomach acidity with a possibility of bleeding or ulceration. This is not much of a risk if you stick with the usual dose afterwards. But taking a proton pump inhibitor for stomach acid is useful with this drug (like prilosec). ...Read more
I've got a swollen leg with a painful calf from back off knee. Calf is starting too bulge. Am taking Naprosyn (naproxen) ec 500 mg with Furosemide 20 mg?
May be a big problem: There are different possible causes for this. A blood clot in the deep vein needs treatment right away. So does a problem with the blood supply to the lower leg and foot. An infection or injury to the muscles can also cause it and needs treatment also. Go to the nearest ER tonight to start the evaluation and begin appropriate treatment if necessary. ...Read more
See below: All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome when using naprosyn: constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; gas; headache; heartburn; nausea; stomach upset; stuffy nose. ...Read more