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User Reviews for Naproxen to treat Gout, Acute

Also known as: Aleve, Naprosyn, Naproxen Sodium DS, Anaprox, Anaprox-DS, EC-Naprosyn, Naprelan, Flanax Pain Reliever, Comfort Pac with Naproxen, Midol Extended Relief, Pamprin All Day Relief, Aflaxen, All Day Pain Relief All Day Relief …show all brand names

Naproxen has an average rating of 8.8 out of 10 from a total of 40 ratings for the treatment of Gout, Acute. 88% of users who reviewed this medication reported a positive effect, while 3% reported a negative effect.

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8.8/10 average rating

40 ratings from 43 user reviews.

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Reviews for Naproxen

im a aleveir May 23, 2013

Aleve (naproxen): “I suffer from gout in my feet periodically because I do not take preventative medicines. My last bout I tried Tylenol extra strength first and got no relief. I switched to Aleve gel caps and immediately felt the pain decrease. I am a believer and also an Aleveir, thanks a lot.”

9 / 10
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Drakester 64 May 20, 2014

Aleve (naproxen): “I don't even go to the foot doctor to refill my gout medicine anymore. Those little green pills are effective but make me feel terrible. Aleve is a tremendously effective medicine for my big toe gout and I DON'T have any side effects from it.”

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Anonymous February 24, 2010

Aleve (naproxen): “Really worked for me. I had significant pain and inflamation of my big toe. Symptoms were getting worse until I took Aleve. Almost immediate (1/2 hr) relief from pain and within one day of use the pain was gone and by the 2nd day the swelling was reduced.”

10 / 10
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ATLJason November 2, 2014

“Have been suffering from acute gout attacks for about 6 years. Usually 1 attack per year that requires me to stay off my feet for a day or 2. I have taken Indomethacin, Colchicine and Colcrys with varying degrees of relief and started Allopurinol about 3 months ago. In all my research over the years, I never reviewed Naproxen. The last attack happened about a week ago and I cycled through my last few Colcrys with barely any relief. A trip to Walgreens for Aleve liquigels and about 2 hours later I had ~70% reduction in pain. I've been managing it with a scheduled dose for a few days now and the pain is nearly gone. Still some swelling, but getting better each day. This regimen has been more effective than any prescription medication.”

9 / 10
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TubbyT December 29, 2011

“Aleve works better than anything I've tried. Like other users have stated take 3-4 initially ever 8 hours then reduce to 1-2 ever 8 hours until gout attack is completely gone. It took 1 day to reduce a full-on gout attack to a state where it is barely noticeable. ”

10 / 10
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barfman · Taken for less than 1 month October 21, 2016

“Was on crutches all day yesterday, painful as hell, finally out of desperation went researching for any relief from the pain. Found this site and read this forum. While still on crutches went to local Duane Read (NYC), took some pills of Aleve at 12am and promptly passed out. Bottle states, take 2 max. Woke up at 4am, I can actually walk to the bathroom without crutches... it apparently took about 50% of the pain away. Still painful, still hobbling around, but I can walk unassisted! No crutches! Took another aleve pill at 4:30am and 5am, I will be loading up my pickup truck full of video gear which weighs almost 1,000lbs! I am so glad I read this forum. Thanks guys! That really helped out!”

9 / 10
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zubstah September 21, 2016

“I get gout in both big toe joints a couple of times per year and have always been to busy to go to the Doctor. I started off having tablets from friends who suffer from gout and tried a few different types that they had been prescribed and always kept on stand-by! The best one I've found (and I've suffered for several years now) was Naproxen. My friends would give me a few pills and they would relieve it every time. Some other NSAIDs did not work at all. After doing a bit of research I discovered that Naproxen is a prescription drug. However, it is contained in Feminax Ultra which is sold over the counter for period pain only. I always keep a pack near me and take 4 pills as soon as I feel it starting. Works every time.”

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rbw98465 December 2, 2009

“2 OTC naproxen (Aleve) every 8 hours starting with onset of gout attack with pain; then 2 Aleve every 12 hours for 3 days, or until pain is gone; reduce to 1 Aleve every 12 hours as soon as possible. NOTE: This works great for acute control of pain, but be SURE to see your MD about starting you on Allopurinol to markedly reduce chances of getting gout attacks (reduces uric acid excess).”

9 / 10
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Furrythings · Taken for less than 1 month July 13, 2014

“3 weeks with gout (June 20th-July 12): had to use a wheelchair before I found Walgreens All Day Pain Relief 220MG, 50 Tablets. Needed 2 pills for first 12 hours and 1 pill every 12 hours. It definitely relieved!”

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Vanman604 · Taken for less than 1 month January 8, 2017

“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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Dee72 August 17, 2016

“I had an acute gout attack in my big toe which was extremely painful and started right away with very high doses of Ibuprofen. After 3 days there was little to no change, still very painful, not able to walk and red and swollen. I read about Naproxen on this page and - living in the UK - it is only available in the format of Feminax, which are tablets for period pain relief. Having nothing to lose, I went ahead and bought a pack. I started at 8am with 2 pills (500 mg) which started to relief the pain about 2 hours later. I took the third pill (250 mg) at 4pm. By 7pm I could feel no pain at all. At midnight I took the next pill (8 hours later, again 250 mg) and when I woke up at 7 I had no symptoms left. What a great pill.”

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Shan · Taken for less than 1 month May 31, 2020

“I woke up with pain on my right toe, I have tried all home remedies and normal pain relievers like ibuprofen, paracetamol, co-codmol, anadin but still had pain and swelling on my foot for 9 days , my doctor prescribed me naproxen I took 1000mg after dinner and cannot believe within 1 hour my pain started to ease, after 6-7 hours I'm almost pain free, my pain is gone but still have some stiffness and very very minor pain on walk, I'm sure after taking 1 or 2 more dose I’ll be jumping again on my feet.”

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Willy · Taken for 10 years or more January 18, 2019

“Hi i'm 30 years old, I have had gout flare ups since I was a little kid some severe enough to cause surgery to have to be performed. I get flare ups in both feet from my toes all the way to my ankles. In some cases it has happened in my lower spine, I have taken almost anything under the sun to try and alleviate the pain, pills, teas and patches. Maybe my body chemistry is different than most but indomethacin is the best possible thing I've found for when the pain is unbearable. Yes there are some side effects, but we can all agree we wouldn't be here if we didn't know the piercing, debilitating pain of gout and when it's that bad a few little side effects don't bother me when it attacks the pain like it does, good luck with it.”

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AK · Taken for less than 1 month December 8, 2018

“After 2 and a half months of consistent gout flare ups. Indomethicin gave relief with lots of side effects. Weeks of Ibuprofen with no results. Switched to Naproxen and pain subsided immediately. All swelling gone the following day. No side effects like the Indomethicin. Feet are smaller than they have been in a long time. Even my work boots are loose now.”

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Lozzy · Taken for less than 1 month December 28, 2020

“Within hours of taking the naproxen medication I felt relief from my gout. It does what it says but along with that I had to endure the worst stomach cramps, diahhrea, trapped wind and gas all the time I was taking it. But I’ve not been able to walk well for a long time so discovering I had gout and getting rid of the pain when walking my agility back is well worth it. I also had a frozen shoulder which I could hardly move and the naproxen got rid of that which was an added bonus”

9 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month December 3, 2020

“In Australia it's called Inza and it is taken with Colchicine, it makes for a serious gout stopper. I have found that the moment I feel a Gout episode coming on, if I take 2 of the Colchicine 500mcg (micrograms) and 1 Inza 250mg it stops the Gout in its tracks and a severe attack is avoided. Next day all is normal and no Gout.”

9 / 10
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David Logan February 22, 2016

“Was not happy with result initially as I was following dosage on label. After switching to dosage recommendation found here and elsewhere the change was almost immediate and greatly improved. I get attacks averaging once a year usually brought on during weight loss when I don't keep up with the amount of recommended liquids.”

9 / 10
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Max · Taken for less than 1 month October 21, 2019

“Using for the first time Naproxen, ( imprint = INZA 500) I'm in Australia Usual meds for an attack include; (1) Diclofenac (Volatren)75ml (2) Colchicine (Colgout) 500mic (3) Allopurinol 1 per day (I ran out 3mnths ago) (4) Tramadol 50ml last resort b/c its rare, VERY hard to get, and highly addictive. I had an attack at work which hit my top left ankle like an arrow. It only took an hour and I was hobbling, I took my lunch break ate a muffin and popped an naproxen INZA 500. OMG Its incredible! Withinn 10 mins the pain began to disolve, within 20 mins I could stand and bear the pain. In 30-50 mins Im beginning to walk without hobbling or hopping. I lie to you not by the time im driving home and hanging up my work jacket its almost nothing. No pain, Im walking as if nothing happened, I can still feel a type of numbness or stiffness where the pain was but its so insignificant. I can sleep good tonight. Thank you INZA 500”

8 / 10
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Mike Mc Mickerson 54398 February 17, 2017

Aleve (naproxen): “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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UkGoutyMcGoutFace · Taken for 6 months to 1 year August 28, 2019

“Just a quick comment. I have had gout for 5 or so years, both feet, sides, tops, toes and occasionally in my knees. The only drug I have found to work is Naproxen (Feminax Ultra in the UK). Catching it early is key as previous posts, 500mg at start, and I top up with paracetamol after 3 hours, then take 250mg Naproxen 3 hours after, followed by 2 paracetamol 3 hours after and a 500mg before bed. If you don’t catch it early enough, it can last days, my longest so far has been 8 days. I also take cherry extract capsules daily, along with celery seed extract. If you can find them, dark red cherries help flush out the kidneys and are a natural anti inflammatory, so once a week a top up of these won’t do you any harm, nor will bananas every day.”

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Richkjm · Taken for less than 1 month May 7, 2016

“Aleve worked great for my big toe gout. The trick is in the right dose for your situation. Woke up at 2am with burning pain in my big toe. Took 550mg of Aleve and was back to sleep in about 1 hour. Went to 220mg 3x day and feel 95% better. Keep it on hand. You won't be sorry. Oh! And no side effects.”

9 / 10
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Bebo · Taken for less than 1 month November 27, 2018

“I'm 31. First time I've ever had an acute gout attack on my left foot big toe. This pain had me in tears. I'm a stubborn guy and normally don't take meds for anything. This pain forced me to find a doctor, who ended up prescribing Naproxen 500 mg. It works, but not as fast as I would have liked it to. I was still in pain 2 hours after taking it. Crying my eyes out. 4 hours later the pain was lessened. But not by much. Still enough for me to fall asleep. 6-8 hours later pain had lessened but not by much it was still uncomfortable to fall asleep....also a slight discomfort in my stomach (side effect?). After 11 hours later throbbing needle pain that I've been feeling has subsided 90 percent. I took my second dose and it's been maintaining so far. However, I still can barely walk. Hurts when I stand on it... it's been 2 full days with this gout thing.”

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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month May 3, 2016

“I took this medicine for GOUT just prior to a holiday. It reduced the pain of the gout but made my legs feel as if they were made of lead! I did not continue after 3 or 4 tablets as they were affecting my ability to walk successfully.”

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Libuska September 15, 2015

“Swollen and red lower legs, swollen eyelids. Doctor prescribed Naproxen Apo. After couple of uses, swelling was reduced, but got severe stomach cramps. I stopped using it after the second use, yet it bother me day and night for week now. Still experiencing pain in joints, swelling and now the stomach ache.”

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GoutH8ter November 15, 2017

“I’m 40 and I’ve had about two gout attacks a year for the last 4 years. They have all been on my left big toe although currently this one is in my left heel. When I get a flare up there is no stopping it. Not indocin, naproxen, prednisone nothing! I take Allopurinol daily. Note* I just started taking Allopurinol this year and I felt like it was helping me. I made it to November. But here I am all over again. I’m am 6ft 245lb. I do exercise quite a bit. Have a active lifestyle. I’ve worked with my primary physician, podiatrist and now I’m being referred to a Rheumatologist. Hope they have some new ideas. I have Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) from work for this, but I’m on my 7th day with this and it’s not getting better. I still worry about missing work. Stressed over here! ”

5 / 10
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