I recently found a large amount of Naproxen in my daughters make-up bag. Is this a form of street of drug that is being abused? Is it addictive? Why would a healthy teen be carrying so mjuch of this?
14 Dec 2011
I don't know what a "large amount" is. Naproxin has absolutely zero potential for abuse, addiction, recreation, is not a "street drug" of any kind. I could (along with many other meds) take a bottle of 300 about every 6 months though I avoid it. Prolonged use of a NSAID like Naproxin (and other NSAIDS) can lead to heart problems or stroke though I would not be alarmed by that statement, it is uncommon and only with people who use mostly prescription dosages daily over a long period of time (twice the amount of the OTC Naproxin). So, not to worry, relax, it is an appropiate pain reliever for headaches,after working out, aches and pains, back-ache etc - AND, it is a twice a day pill that is easier on the stomach than say ibuprofen or asprin (both NSAIDS - non-steroidal-anti-inflamatory-drugs).
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