14 doctors weighed in:
Is naproxen a narcotic?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: No
Naproxen is the ingredient in aleve (naproxen).
It is not a narcotic. It is in the class known as NSAID non-steroidal anti inflammatory drug.

In brief: No
Naproxen is the ingredient in aleve (naproxen).
It is not a narcotic. It is in the class known as NSAID non-steroidal anti inflammatory drug.
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
It is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory.

In brief: No
It is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: NO
Naproxen is the drug which is in the over the counter pain medicine called aleve (naproxen).
It is not, however a narcotic since it does not act on the same receptors in the brain that narcotics do.

In brief: NO
Naproxen is the drug which is in the over the counter pain medicine called aleve (naproxen).
It is not, however a narcotic since it does not act on the same receptors in the brain that narcotics do.
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dr. Kevin Owoc
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Naproxen
No. It belongs to the nsaids.
, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents.

In brief: Naproxen
No. It belongs to the nsaids.
, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Narcotic vs Opioid
Naproxen is definitely not a "narcotic".
I would caution against the use of the term "narcotic" as this implies the illegal use of a legitimate drug. Opioid medications are used for legitimate purposes for pain control. Narcotics are used for an altered mental state. These two terms are not synonyms. Their implications are vastly different. Md's also have to pay attention!

In brief: Narcotic vs Opioid
Naproxen is definitely not a "narcotic".
I would caution against the use of the term "narcotic" as this implies the illegal use of a legitimate drug. Opioid medications are used for legitimate purposes for pain control. Narcotics are used for an altered mental state. These two terms are not synonyms. Their implications are vastly different. Md's also have to pay attention!
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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Dr. Suma Kaki
Internal Medicine
In brief: No
It is an anti inflammatory medication, not a narcotic.

In brief: No
It is an anti inflammatory medication, not a narcotic.
Dr. Suma Kaki
Dr. Suma Kaki
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