After feeling so ill with chest pains and shortness of breath , blurred vision and generally unwell I decided to check this medication out on this site. I had been prescribed Naproxen approx 2years ago for arthritis, I am also taking an antidepressant. I had treatment for blood clots in both lungs (albeit 40years ago. ) I was horrified when I realised that I was experiencing many of the side affects associated with Naproxen and it would appear that with my medical history I probably shouldn't have been prescribed this medication. I have now stopped taking this medication,and would appreciate some advice please.
We get a paper with our pills every time we get them filled. I know that 99.1% including me are guilty of not reading them, but in this case you would have known about the side effects much earlier. Naproxen would cause your blood not to clot. If you have any gi history at all its best not to take any nsaid. Im glad you found the info here helpful. Another nsaid may help you without causing the same side effects. It takes about 2.5days to be totally out of your body. If its the problem you should start noticing feeling better in about half that time tho.
If you stopped on your own best thing is to get with the Dr who prescribed it and get help on how to gradually reduce it properly, or this may go on for a while and possibly lead to other complications as well.
- Naproxen Information for Consumers
- Naproxen Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Naproxen (detailed)
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