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1 month diagnosed with adult onset stills disease and on kineret (anakinra) 100 mg naproxen 500 mg prednisone 20mg. What diet and natural remedies will help?
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 that not one is uniquely superior to the others. One person will "swear" by Naproxen while another says it "does nothing for me". ...Read more
Naproxen sodium: Aleve is a consumer brand of generic naproxen sodium while Anaprox is a prescription brand of generic naproxen sodium. Anaprox 275mg of naproxen sodium is equivalent to 250mg naproxen while Aleve 220mg of naproxen sodium is equivalent to 200mg naproxen. You won't find an exact match unless you count 5 Aleve or 4 Anaprox but that's way too much to take at once. ...Read more
Cuts inflammation: Alleve will decrease inflammation and allow for improved healing and decreased pain while an injury recovers. It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory med and helps with inflammation. Longer term use keeps this inflammation at bay. It can also lead to more severe side effects like ulcers, bleeding issues or renal damage with long term use and needs to be monitored. There are better long term nsaids. ...Read more
Yes: Naprelan (naproxen) is an extended-release forumla of Naproxen purported to have less stomach irritation. Of course, it is 100's of times more expensive and probably dosen't appreciably lower the risk of GI complications. Also, all nsaids like Naproxen slightly increase the risk of vascular complications such as stroke, heart attack and high blood pressure. ...Read more
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
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