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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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Costochondritis 7 reviews 41 medications
   
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Summary of Naproxen reviews 399 reviews 6.4

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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."

   
1.0

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."

   
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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"

   
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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."

   
7.0

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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