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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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Summary of Naproxen reviews 395 reviews 6.4

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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 ."

   
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U2 April 19, 2017

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For Neck Pain: "Having constant painful neck pain on both sides of my neck. Naproxen will help with most of the pain(tolerable-somewhat) But those pesky NSAIDS and their stoke/heart attack possibilities. If not for that little concern they would be a favorite for life. But seriously the naproxen really can help you for some neck pain relief. Just not to safe to use more than 10 days. I just wish my neck pain was just a ten day issue? Chronic neck pain can drain you of your life if you let it. But like others I wish to help people if I can with my experience with naproxen and just let people know they are not alone with their neck issues. Good luck to all! We are going to need it."

   
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Zabo April 12, 2017

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Aleve (naproxen) for Pain: "Had my knee pop and pain was horrid. Could not walk; took 2 Aleve, then there was no pain could walk much better. Glad for such a wonderful medicine."

   
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Walt W. April 11, 2017

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For Muscle Pain: "Previous had this prescribed to me for Back Pain several year ago. 500mg twice a day and it certainly used to take the edge off the pain. Of course it won't eradicate the pain, it's only a mild NSAID not an opioid. Recently been using 500mg per day for a week for calf strain from running injury. Really helped in the first 48hrs. It seem there's a few comments on here regarding allergic reactions. Allergies to aspirin and other NSAID are common. If you are not allergic, then I recommend Naproxin as a starting point."

   
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AlanUK February 26, 2017

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For Pain: "Did not relieve excruciating lower back pain from my Degenerative disc disease"

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 25, 2017

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Aleve (naproxen) for Gout, Acute: "Slight pain reduction. But really not worth noting. It's the colcrys that really nips it in the bud when I feel an attack coming on. I've tried the aleeve a couple times when I didn't have the other media on hand. Just didn't seem to do much. Same for any other Naproxin sodium product."

   
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Mike Mc Mickerson 54398 February 17, 2017

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For Rheumatoid Arthritis: "Have taken Naproxen 750mg slow release for Psoriatic arthritis for about 2 years as daily pain relief, good efficacy but gradually diminishes over time. Still overall positive."

   
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Aussie Beau (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 5, 2017

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For Pain: "I have a real problem because no otc medicine works with me so I have to suffer most of the time"

Ftv719 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 2, 2017

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Anaprox-DS (naproxen) for Headache: "It's great for my frequent migraines"

   
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JewelsSC February 1, 2017

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For Pain: "I have siaticia from lower lumbar to right leg all way down . been taken this just today and I can safely say it's the bees knees. Totally fine to take and works a treat."

   
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Sara888 January 26, 2017

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For Gout, Acute: "I get gout flares very seldom, my last one was very painful, took naproxen for the first time it worked immediately. I love it."

   
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danny. (taken for less than 1 month) January 18, 2017

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For Pain: "Terrible heartburn and nausea after three doses(pills). Stopped on the advice of Doctor."

   
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Marky Barky (taken for less than 1 month) January 15, 2017

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For Gout, Acute: "First gout attack 6 mo ago. Very painful, could barely walk. I am 46, active all my life, 200lbs, probably drink too much. My dad also has the disease. On the first occurance, naproxen had little effect even at high doses as is recommended for first onset. Went to the doctor and went to the next level--Indocin. Time and this drug helped. I did not alter my lifestyle. I am currently traveling through the Dominican Republic and woke up with a sore toe. Not nearly as painful as the first attack. Went to the pharmacia and bought some naproxen and took a good high dose (880 mg (go big or go home)). Two hours later, I could probably play football (soccer)...Will continue one tab (220mg) every every 6 to 8 hrs for the next couple of day"

   
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Vanman604 (taken for less than 1 month) January 8, 2017

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For Rheumatoid Arthritis: "I took Naproxen for a week without taking Omeprazole. The doctor had said I should only take the Omeprazole if needed. By the time I needed it , the damage had been done. I had chronic gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining) caused by the Naproxen. You must take both at the same time. I was in agony."

   
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downhillafter50 (taken for less than 1 month) January 5, 2017

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For Period Pain: "I have always had severe period cramps, fainting, nausea, and stabbing pains. Naproxen 500 has been the only (non birth control remedy) that greatly relieves my pain. It's tricky because you have to get the timing just right, not too soon before period cramps start or too late after they already started. You must start it the moment you feel cramps. Starting before your period isn't as effective because that's not how this medication works best."

   
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Dee79 (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 1, 2017

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For Neck Pain: "First time took two 220mg had chest pain and left arm pain lasted few days. Thought I just took to much. 5 months later another neck ache only thing with me at work those same rugby 220 naproxen. Instantaneously felt like I was having a heart attack, the following day my knees became swollen and I couldn't walk. Three weeks later I still feel like I am having a heart attack. This product is the direct cause and the doctors have yet to figure out what it is. My chest keeps swelling up randomly, I have a one year old and a three year old and hate the thought I might die from taking one dumb pill for pain. Never again I'll just take the pain."

   
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Dmaxchris (taken for less than 1 month) December 27, 2016

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For Period Pain: "Cramps woke me up. Took 500 mg of Naproxen because I was out of advil. It worked in 25 minutes to eliminate all pain."

   
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Anglee45 December 21, 2016

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