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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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Gout, Acute 29 reviews 83 medications
   
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Period Pain 56 reviews 82 medications
   
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Costochondritis 8 reviews 41 medications
   
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Summary of Naproxen reviews 411 reviews 6.4

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For Back Pain: "Herniated disc T4 and narrowing of spinal column in my neck. Over last few years I have suffered from flare ups of back pain which spread throughout the spine and into other joints and this has deteriorated after the herniated disc. I am guessing this is a type of arthritis. The good news is naproxen works well and quickly and settles everything down within 1 to 2 days. I don't like to keep taking it but after a week or two the pain returns and I need the drugs again and I am starting to think the pain is returning quicker and more severe to the extent that I may be more and more reliant? However, 18 months after the herniated disc and thinking I might not walk properly again I'm running again and pain free on the drugs."

   
8.0

English Dave (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 17, 2017

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For Pain: "I have tried many brands of Naproxen. It has never relieved even the mildest of my pain. I had no inflammation relief either."

   
1.0

Pengy (taken for 5 to 10 years) October 17, 2017

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For Tendonitis: "I went to the doctor after having pain in my elbow, I thought tennis elbow my doctor dismissed it as tendonitis an quickly prescribed me Naproxen 500mg to be taken twice daily. I made sure I took after food on the and third day in I started experiencing stomach pain and indignation/ heart burn. This continued over next 2 days with increased pain and feeling bloated, on the fifth day a stiffness started creeping in all over my body so bad that I couldn't take my own clothes off. It is now day 6 I haven't taken any tablets and had to spend the day in bed. It has even made my breasts feel very sore. I feel as though I've been in an horrendous car crash. I will definitely not be taking this drug ever again. I'm usually a very fit 49 year old,"

   
1.0

Shelly in pain October 16, 2017

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Aleve (naproxen) for Pain: "Does nothing may as well take sugar pills"

   
1.0

Pog October 14, 2017

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For Osteoarthritis: "This works well on arthritis and gout and I only take when I need it. You can buy this OTC as naproxen it is fairly cheap this way. I always have something in stomach before taking."

   
5.0

marme (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 22, 2017

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For Back Pain: "I'm 6'8" and 128kg. Was prescribed 500mg twice a day. Experienced extreme dizziness and light headedness. Felt very faint. Not a chance I could drive, I couldn't even walk in a straight line."

   
1.0

GreenaGiant (taken for less than 1 month) September 21, 2017

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For Sciatica: "2 Weeks ago I developed severe lower back pain, I went to my chiropractor for 2 treatments thinking this would solve the problem, was out of action for a week. Then it flared up again just when I thought it was gone. I am supposed to be starting a new job on Monday, but woke up Saturday morning in severe pain down my left leg, throbbing burning pain, and my ankle and foot had no feeling..... so all I have is a tablet called INZA and paracetemol, I can't drive the manual car to the doctor to get an injection as I can't even walk properly and have no feeling in the leg. I'm seeing the physio on Monday, I wonder if this will help as they do work the muscles which might help the disk go back to normal, is this going to be a life long problem?"

POP Dolly September 16, 2017

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Aleve (naproxen) for Osteoarthritis: "It seems like other OTC pain relief pills work much better, e.g. ibruprofen, aspirin, tylonol. I just try to get by on one aleve taken around 5 a.m. because I take four other pills each day at 5 p.m. I have just experienced several days with dizzyness. Don't know if it's connected to taking Aleve but will address it with my family doctor."

Ivoon September 16, 2017

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For Tendonitis: "My Dr prescribed 500mg twice a day as needed for mu shoulder pain. I immediately had stomach pain and nausea so I only took it once daily at bedtime as my shoulder pain is worse at night. Pain went away but the nausea and stomach pain is back along with headaches. I quit completely 3 days ago; nausea and headache still present at times but getting better. Naproxen is history for me, never again. Good old Tylenol will have to do from now on."

Maryssa September 11, 2017

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For Period Pain: "I take all types of pain meds but Naproxen doesn't last an hour before my cramps come back. I just took one and it made my cramps worse and I'm like forget naproxen. One pill doesn't do jack."

   
3.0

Toni666 (taken for less than 1 month) September 3, 2017

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For Osteoarthritis: "I have mild arthritis which gives me pain primarily in my hands, wrists & ankles. I take (2) 220 mg naproxen sodium before I walk 9 holes of golf in western PA which involves serious hills. I think it definitely helps me but wonder how long before I anticipate golfing I should take the naproxen sodium, 1 hour, 2 hours, 4 hours?"

   
7.0

Parttime Jim (taken for less than 1 month) August 31, 2017

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Aleve (naproxen) for Costochondritis: "Been taking 800 mg of Ibuprofen three times a day for 12 days per docs order with little relief for Chostocondritis and back pain. Getting pretty bummed out so decided to try Aleve (not generic - the time release isn't the same) and within hours had relief. Finally able to sit comfortably!"

KellyBellyBoo August 23, 2017

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For Back Pain: "Naproxen has not helped my pain one bit. I've been on one 1000mg tablet a day for 3 weeks. I've had so many side effects to this medication but my Dr doesn't care and told me to keep taking it. I'm also on 1800mg a day of gabapentin (for nerve related pain) 40-60mg of oxycodone a day (for back pain; 2 prolapsed discs as well as spinal stenosis and age degeneration) and 30mg of baclofen (muscle relaxer) even being on all these tablets I still can't walk or stand for more than 15 minutes at a time unless I have my crutches or a trolley to take weight off. I also have nerve damage to my right leg (to the point my slipper caught on fire whilst camping and I didn't know until I smelt burning rubber, resulting in 3rd degree burns on top of my foot"

   
1.0

BadBackStakz (taken for less than 1 month) August 20, 2017

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For Back Pain: "Naproxen was the only medication that has worked with the excruciating right leg pain due to a herniated disk. The pain would keep me up all night crying. I am now into week 4 of physical therapy I can now do all of the stretches. The only side effect I have is it did cause some stomach issues but it was worth it to not have the nerve pain. Finally seeing recovery in my future."

   
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Joyce Mlk (taken for less than 1 month) August 14, 2017

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Aleve (naproxen) for Pain: "No more effective or longer lasting than aspirin."

   
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My nickname is not in use (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 7, 2017

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For Osteoarthritis: "I have not found these tablets effective for the knee pain I'm having . Co codamol the strongest tablet has the same effect I also have been having sweats so will not be taking anymore"

   
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Rosie bush (taken for less than 1 month) July 3, 2017

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For Frozen Shoulder: "Prescribed 500 mg for pain in right shoulder and collar bone. Pain was about a 6 out of 10. Had no effect at all. Regular ice and rest was the more effective than this drug."

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) June 24, 2017

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For Sciatica: "Had sciatica since December. I was prescribed Naproxen 500g twice a week but didn't want to take any meds. It went well but 15th May it flared up to a point I couldn't stay stand, seat, lay without excrutiating pain. I started taking pain killers I had at home when I get my period AKA Tesco's 30p and 60p: 200 Ibuprofen, Patacetamol 500, Paracetamol Extra 500 (with caffeine) and Extra Power Pain Control 500 (Parancetamol/Aspirin/Cafeine). I try to go 3 days paracetamols then 5 Ibuprofen with 1 day with no med in between. After 4 crippling weeks at home I finally managed to walk to a pharmacy to buy Naproxen. I have been taking it for a week. No relief. The Tesco meds were more effective at easing the pain. Naproxen do not work for me at all"

   
1.0

JaLee (taken for less than 1 month) June 16, 2017

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For Headache: "I took 2 Advils without feeling any better whatsoever, I realized I needed to try something else and took 1 Aleve (Naproxen), and literally 15 minutes I was feeling much better."

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) June 5, 2017

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For Pain: "52 yr old struggled physically for 30 years, fibromyalgia, CFS, widespread joint and muscle pain. Depressed due to daily pain and effort to do anything. Took 500mg Naproxen and the pain, stiffness and burning has virtually gone, it took about 45 minutes to work, I feel like somebody else, woke up this morning having had a good nights sleep still feeling much better, I can't actually believe it. Ibuprofen, paracetamol didn't touch it, Zapain helps but worsens fatigue. I was prescribed Naproxen 6 months ago 250 mg twice a day, didn't do a lot and I over read and over thought the side effects so didn't bother. I'm trying 500 mg once a day for a few days then I'll try splitting the dose. I've had no side effects on either 500mg so far, I just feel great."

   
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Amberalambra May 29, 2017

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For Osteoarthritis: "I have knee and joint ache. I use it once in a week and it gives me relief for five days. First three days, I feel no pain anywhere in the body, then it going aching slowly and grows gradually. If i take it regularly once in a week, I am comfortable and have no side effects felt yet."

   
9.0

nanjibhai (taken for less than 1 month) May 20, 2017

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For Period Pain: "I'm a person where my period usually lasts around 8-10 days & is very heavy and crampy. On average I use about 6 pads a day. My period is also super crampy where my school & my job is used to me missing almost a week. But a little over a year ago a friend of mine had a prescription for naproxen, she let me try it out to see how I liked it since nothing worked for me. I've tried advil, aleve, ibuprofen, tylenol & midol but nothing seemed to work. But let me tell you when I tried naproxen , it was a miracle!!!! it takes under 10 minutes to work for me and it has a long lasting effect. I usually take one pill a day, hardly ever two and it keeps me cramp free the entire day & thats a lot to say considering I used to miss work and school !!"

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 14, 2017

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For Back Pain: "Three weeks ago today my bad back suddenly turned in to the most excruciating thing I had ever felt and I mean the pain was serious, just to put this in perspective, I'm a 24 year old guy I've broke ribs legs and arms and just sat their laughing about it but this reduced me to a mess I literally lay on the floor in the fetal position crying. Turns out I have 2 bulges on separate discs, one of which is very bad and is pressing on my nerves causing me to loose 70% feeling in my right leg. I am now taking 2 naproxen, 2 tramadol, 2 paracetamol, 1 ondansteron, I can't really speak for the naproxen alone but as a whole they do the job, they really are making life more bearable until I can have the op"

   
9.0

arron31767 May 7, 2017

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For Osteoarthritis: "Dizzy & severe chest pains."

   
8.0

Shellbellpower May 1, 2017

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For Back Pain: "Lower back pain with muscle spasms taking naproxen plus roboxim muscle relaxer and they suck. Been in pain with no relief exempt when I went to emergency room and got 1 morphine shot, 1 tramadol shot, 3 percasets and a valium ."

   
1.0

U2 April 19, 2017

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