User Reviews for Naproxen

Also known as: Aflaxen, Aleve, All Day Pain Relief, All Day Relief, Anaprox, Anaprox-DS, Comfort Pac with Naproxen, EC-Naprosyn, Flanax Pain Reliever, Leader Naproxen Sodium, Midol Extended Relief, Naprelan, Naprosyn, Naproxen Sodium DS, Pamprin All Day Relief

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Summary of Naproxen reviews 211 reviews 7.5

Reviews for Naproxen

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Review by owlcollector (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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5.0

For Rheumatoid Arthritis: I started taking this medicine about 6 months ago. I was recently hospitalized for blood in my stools. It was found out that Naproxen was the cause. I will have to find another medicine to help with my rheumatoid arthritis. I was not aware of the side effects. I believe that this information should be more and more publicized.

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February 28, 2013 9:07 PM

Review by Starman37:

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7.0

Naprosyn (naproxen) for Tendonitis: Fell onto my shoulder off my sons skate board, initially felt no discomfort, but my shoulder a week or so after began to become painful, enough to stop me swimming. Waited 3 months for it to go, no reduction on pain, went to doctor who prescribed Naprosyn within a day or two pain had eased, carried on for 2 weeks and now swim regularly, very slight discomfort but take remaining pills as and when needed, but discomfort so small rarely have to take them. Negatives, I think when taking medication I suffered stomach discomfort.

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February 14, 2013 3:51 AM

Review by Nanners39:

For Back Pain: I love naproxen. I am 73 and plagued with lower back and neck pain. After two days my pain was GONE! I have been taking it twice a day. I am afraid to stop because I don't want my pains back! Now I have a script from my doctor. Medicare pays for it. I pay $2.65. Love it.

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February 8, 2013 11:18 AM

Review by Tonymdtoronto:

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9.0

For Gout, Acute: As a physician and a sufferer of gout I can say without doubt that Naproxen works just as well as Indomethacin.

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February 4, 2013 12:27 PM

Review by Chelsea42396:

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4.0

For Headache: Calms my Migraines a bit, but then they go back to normal or even worse. Not the best medication for me.

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January 5, 2013 3:51 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

For Period Pain: Since beginning my period at the age of 12, I have experienced tremendous pain. So much so that I'd miss school, work, events, etc. I'd be in bed writing in unbelievable pain for the first day or two...on the toilet bent over in pain and dropping clots...losing weight...having absolutely zero energy - it'd take me about a week to feel somewhat normal again after each period. I've tried everything - you name it, I've tried it. Since my new gynecologist prescribed naproxen, it has been LIFE CHANGING. The first time I took it, the beginnings of pain were gone in 20 minutes! So, for the first time in 22 years, I had NO pain with my period. That's a LONG time to have pain! I can't believe no one gave this to me sooner! It's GREAT!

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December 7, 2012 10:32 AM

Review by Agape Light (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

Aleve (naproxen) for Back Pain: I bent over and suddenly experienced severe pain. With either a pinched nerve or a pulled muscle, I could barely make it to a nearby chair. I took 2 Aleve and applied an ice pack for the entire afternoon. Within 45 minutes I could slowly walk and I continued to take Aleve as recommended on the bottle. The next day I resumed my life as usual and in 3 or 4 days I no longer needed Aleve. Wow, better than a chiropractor.

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November 11, 2012 8:25 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years):

Aleve (naproxen) for Ankylosing Spondylitis: Works very well for back pain especially when it also affects the surrounding muscles. But, you should always take it after a meal as it can cause serious stomach pain.

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November 8, 2012 3:40 PM

Review by joelad:

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9.0

For Pain: Prescription strength Naproxen and Mucinex D are the only things to relieve pain and pressure when I have one of my frequent maxillary sinus infections.

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November 7, 2012 8:35 PM

Review by danielle1974:

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6.0

Naprosyn (naproxen) for Pain: I have occasional stomach upset but its nice not to hurt. I take it three times a day and at night. I take it with Flexeril.

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November 1, 2012 10:19 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

For Osteoarthritis: I take this for significant pain caused by osteoarthritis. Before my GP put me on it I was losing every morning to barely being able to walk on my knee due to the pain. Started seeing results in less than 24 hours. I was prescribed another medicine with it to prevent side effects, and some other pain killers so sometimes a bit ashamed of the combination, but for the first time in years I am almost entirely pain free all day every day.

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October 16, 2012 4:37 AM

Review by Rhino747 (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

Naprosyn (naproxen) for Back Pain: Back pain from accident squared away after second dose. The pain went all the way to my foot and up my back into my neck and shoulder. Just started medicine today!!! 10/11/2012

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October 11, 2012 8:59 PM

Review by Loupea (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

For Back Pain: I have been on medication for 14 months whilst the doctor tried to work out what the pain was. Finally had an MRI and I have 3 slipped discs. Have 100mg Tramadol 4x a day with 20mg Amitryptiline and it has no effect whatsoever. I read about Naproxen and have been prescribed it today. The relief was almost immediate and I am hoping for my first solid nights sleep in over a year. Fingers crossed.

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September 25, 2012 4:50 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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9.0

Naprosyn (naproxen) for Back Pain: Made a big difference in my hip and knee pain

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August 28, 2012 11:04 PM

Review by deda0627 (taken for less than 1 month):

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2.0

Naprosyn (naproxen) for Pain: Does not help with my chronic pelvic pain.

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August 20, 2012 10:39 PM

Review by brewoliver:

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10

For Period Pain: After 2 decades of seeking relief from bad menstrual cramps and who knows how many gynos (who either accused me of drug seeking or threw narcotics at me, then branded me noncompliant for refusing narcotics) I found a doctor who gave me naproxen. He explained something about its blood thinning properties and how it thins the blood before it sheds from the uterus, as where blot clots the uterus when the shed. MADE SO MUCH SENSE! Especially after the wonderful results. Flow is extremely heavier for the 1st 2 days, then barely a streak for the next 5 days, but NO pain, not even a pinch! Miracle! Taken 3 days before also completely eliminates sore breasts and bloating. If I didn't bleed I wouldn't even know I was having a period. No joke.

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August 19, 2012 4:34 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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6.0

For Tendonitis: Didn't see results, I am a young baseball pitcher and lately my elbow has been killing even days after games. Doctor prescribed me 500mg Naproxen EC and I find I have no results and my elbow is still inflamed, feels like carpel tunnel in my elbow still

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August 9, 2012 5:18 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

Naprelan (naproxen) for Osteoarthritis: Works great. No noticable side effects. Cost is pretty high, but my insurance covers it.

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August 7, 2012 9:21 PM

Review by Mary christina 2006 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

For Pain: Suffered neck and spine pain for years. One night I took it and was I surprised how great this medicine worked. And I'm pain free all night and day after taking Aleve. I make sure I have it in my medicine cabinet. It's a keeper....Thanks for this great medicine!

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August 4, 2012 1:44 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

Naprosyn (naproxen) for Pain: Naproxen has not worked for me at all. It is just like taking Advil or Aleve.

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July 24, 2012 11:15 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

For Period Pain: WARNING to the user of Naproxen who posted on here, that after taking naproxen, they experienced hives and weakness. This means you are allergic to it and should consult your doctor immediately. Taking Benadryl may alleviate the symptoms but the symptoms may worsen over time. It may not be the medicine for you. Please consult your doctor.

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July 16, 2012 12:24 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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7.0

Anaprox (naproxen) for Back Pain: I work retail at a large home improvement company. Most of the day it works fine, but a lot of times I have to do heavy lifting. It does not help with that. I have had to on numerous occasions stop and take a break just to get through the day.

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June 25, 2012 9:36 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

For Period Pain: Suffered for 25 years, though not quite as bad now as in my teens/20s. Missing one day of my life each month to horrendous pain/nausea/fever/chills total lack of mental focus. This seems to fix everything! Amazing, wish I'd had this when I was 15.

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May 28, 2012 7:39 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

For Sciatica: At first I took Ibuprofen but that does nothing for Sciatica. I went to the doctor because I could not walk and our physician said that Ibuprofen doesn't work for this, Naproxen does. So about 500 mg and wow, it's fantastic. Take it with buttermilk, yogurt, or a yogurt drink to keep your stomach in good shape.

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May 27, 2012 12:11 PM

Review by Leon Saper (taken for 10 years or more):

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10

Aleve (naproxen) for Sciatica: When I have sciatica pain in my hip I quickly eat something (protein bar often works), take two Aleve, then lay down on the floor and put my legs up on a chair. Sometimes I put an ice pack on the area also, and I lay there for 10-20 minutes and the pain almost always subsides. Then I make sure to stretch a bit so the pain doesn't return when the Aleve wears off. Aleve works GREAT when I'm in pain, but don't forget how vital it is to stretch and exercise also.

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May 2, 2012 4:42 AM

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