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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7.0/10 Average Rating

67 Ratings with 37 User Reviews

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Review by GeorgieBoy:

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10

Naprosyn (naproxen): I've been using this medicine on & off for 25 years. I get muscle spasms every few years & virtually drop to the floor with pain. 2 to 3 days with this stuff & I'm back swinging again. Better than Forte or Voltaren by a long shot.

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December 10, 2014 2:17 AM

Review by tenaj52 (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

For over the past year and half I have experienced up and down painful levels of a combination of left knee pain, extreme left tight hamstrings and IT band, sciatic pain ( piriformis syndrome). Xrays revealed nothing (although at 62 I highly suspect some type of osteoarthirits), 6 sessions of therapy to correct what was a suspect patellar tracking disorder aggravated the condition, chiropractor, massage, Voltaren gel rubbed in the knee. Nothing brought long term relief. Three weeks ago I decided to give Alleve a try. And so far it's worked. I take one before bed. My knee occasionally hurts, but the tight hamstrings and sciatic have cleared up.

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October 17, 2014 4:14 PM

Review by sapper1 (taken for less than 1 month):

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1.0

I took 500 mg. No joy after 4 hours now still feeling no relief.

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September 11, 2014 6:20 PM

Review by Betty001 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

My back pain started right after the kidney infection and tried X-ray, ultrasound, and therapy (still going for therapy), and physical massages. I avoided any medicine until I felt feverish one day and took one Advil pill. As I was sitting down comfortably and had to get up to make dinner, I noticed drastic change that I was in lesser pain, but still in pain. I was able to move better than I have been in two months. The physical therapy was helping, but it was a slow progress due to my work environment that requires me to lift heavy things. The massages were a bit helpful, but I wanted it everyday sort of a thing to get a relief. I ended up taking 2 Advils, but it wasn't enough for me. I told the doctor and she gave me this! No more pain!

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August 2, 2014 1:39 PM

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

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10

I had a herniated disc some 20 years ago and have never forgotten how effective Naproxen was at alleviating my condition. The results were astounding. Walked into a doctors surgery bent over almost double with severe sciatica. Prescribed Naproxen and took it immediately. Within 60 minutes I was walking like normal! I normally don't make comments on these kinds of thing but if it works even in a small number of people like it did me I am happy to share my experience. Try it nothing to lose no side effects I was aware of.

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May 15, 2014 3:39 AM

Review by In lotsofpain:

Naprosyn (naproxen): This medicine is not helping at all. My back pain seems to be getting worse not better.

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April 11, 2014 2:50 PM

Review by Rev. Bobby Jones:

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10

Naproxen really helped my lower back. I have no pain after taking this medicine. Just remember, everyone's body is different and will respond to medication differently. Naproxen seems to working for a lot of people.

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September 8, 2013 9:11 PM

Review by Tamira:

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7.0

I'm 17. I've been having back pains for three years on and off. One day I feel my spine and its curved. Got an appointment, recently got Xrays. Till the results I'm prescribed naproxen it works. Its very helpful I can sleep better.

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August 22, 2013 4:21 AM

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

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9.0

Absolutely amazing! I was suffering from severe back pain, and a pulsating sciatica from some kind of disc injury (no idea, didn't have MRI). The pain changed daily. On some days, I couldn't leave my bed, and on others, I could walk, but only for a short amount of time. I went to my family doctor, and she prescribed me some Naproxen 500MG tablets. I took the dosage, and the pain was gone in absolutely no time. The dosage of 2 Naproxen Tablets will last me 2-3 days before the effects wore off. However, I still had difficulty walking for a moderate to long amount of time before the sciatica came back, and my lower back felt weak. No side effects either, so that's a plus.

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August 12, 2013 12:28 PM

Review by Mike the bad back guy (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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8.0

Aleve (naproxen): Ibuprofen bothers my stomach so I tried Aleve/naproxen some years back and as to this day it works better then anything else, over the counter, that I have taken. It may not take away all the pain but it takes that evil edge off so the pain becomes less likely to make me vomit. I take Aleve in the morning to prevent the pains and again when I do get the pains.

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May 6, 2013 8:52 PM

Review by Nanners39:

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 Agape Light (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

Aleve (naproxen): 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 Rhino747 (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

Naprosyn (naproxen): 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

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): Made a big difference in my hip and knee pain

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August 28, 2012 11:04 PM

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

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7.0

Anaprox (naproxen): 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 angabrie:

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1.0

Did not help much with the pain. After 2 months on this medicine my blood pressure started to spike and I have had five trips to the ER with blood pressure at 180/120, severe dizziness and chest pain. Both a persistant dull pain and stabbing pain at different locations in my chest and abdomen. One week of and the dizzines and chest pain is gone. Blood preasure high still but better. Its the Diastolic preasure that is high. Be very careful with this medicine. Take your blood pressure several times before starting and monitor your pressure during treatment.

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February 26, 2012 10:25 AM

Review by Runnie2:

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2.0

Aleve (naproxen): Two Aleve a day helped my back pain, but over time it affected my stomach. My gastroenterologist knew immediately what my problem was and I've stopped Aleve entirely. I had almost a year of constant nausea and pain until I quit taking Aleve.

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October 30, 2011 5:35 PM

Review by steve9719:

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9.0

These work well if you rest. Took 2 on the first day and was starting to think they were useless, took 2 the next day and by 11pm I felt so much better, had no pain and slept like a brick. The trick is to keep taking these for at least 2 days, by then you should feel better. Note to others who get given these, make sure you get given Lansoprazole as well as these protect your stomach.

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October 30, 2011 9:56 AM

Review by mels73:

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8.0

I strained my back while lifting. The pain was very bad, I couldn't walk or get out of bed. Took naproxen and within hour I could walk and move again. But I wouldn't say the pain was completely gone. There was still soreness but this medicine made the pain at least bearable.

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August 21, 2011 1:14 PM

Review by OLD BMXER:

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10

(Male, 42yrs, 220lbs, active/athletic). I take 375mg once in the morning for the relief of occasional (4-5 times a year) severe back muscle pain. While it unfortunately takes 2-4 hours for me to feel the effects, when it has been absorbed it gives me 90-100% relief and the benefits last for roughly 48 hours. This is by far the best pain reliever I have ever used. As for adverse side effects, luckily I can't seem to detect any.

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July 9, 2011 11:30 AM

Review by okey dokey:

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9.0

Naprelan (naproxen): After severe lumbar pain caused by lugging a 5-gallon bucket full of dirt about 100 yards, I tried over-the-counter Doan's tablets and got no relief. Then, my physician gave me 4 Naprelan which I took one a day. In only six days total, my lumbar pain had vanished.

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June 13, 2011 8:43 PM

Review by tm6438:

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7.0

Aleve (naproxen): Really good at back pain relief, but after extended use [ I have 2 ruptured discs] my skin started to tear easily, but I was in my 30's at the time. So I don't use for long periods but occasional usage is fine.

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April 26, 2011 2:53 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

Anaprox (naproxen): Great for day to day pain, but lacking if you do lots of heavy lifting in a day.

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March 31, 2011 12:23 AM

Review by Barinthus:

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9.0

Naprelan (naproxen): I went to see the doctor after 2 days of heat and inactivity did not help my back. After examining me and taking X-rays he prescribed the Naprelan 500mg time release for me. He also went as far as to warn me that even though I would feel better it was not healed and I needed to take it easy. I am so glad he did because after 2 days I felt almost back to normal even though the back condition was such that I am be referred to physical therapy for it. Long story short, this medicine works, just be careful.

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February 22, 2011 7:25 PM

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