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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 …show all brand names

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Naproxen Rating Summary

6.2/10 Average Rating

110 Ratings with 75 User Reviews

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"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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"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."

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

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"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"

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

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"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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"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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"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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Aleve (naproxen): "Aleve is great for back pain.I take one pill in the morning. And one at night before bed time.no pain at all.That's what my M.D. told me to take.thanks Aleve .great job"

   
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Big kj December 16, 2016

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"Last November I was prescribed naproxen for lower back pain. After 4 days I ended up in the back of an ambulance on route to A&E. It all started with my back pain increasing, it spread up my back and across my chest. I could hardly breathe, had sharp shooting pains in my central chest area. I was discharged from A&E that afternoon and after that things got steadily worse. I ended up with serious heart palpitations, tinnitus and confusion. Have had the all clear regarding blocked arteries, no problem there. The doctors that dealt with me refuse to accept that naproxen might have been responsible, I'm now a regular attendee at the Royal London hospital, the heart failure clinic. If YOUR doctor prescribes you naproxen, remember this post."

   
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Mac39 December 12, 2016

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Aleve (naproxen): "Aleve made me itch from head to toe within 30 minutes of taking 2 pills. It was the absolute worst experience. The pain was more tolerable than the itch."

   
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Prissyd (taken for less than 1 month) December 9, 2016

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"I have been taking these for last few days for back pain and had no effect on the pain. However, I have had dreadful nausea and felt strange and depressed all week. I never feel like this and just decided to stop taking the tablets this morning to see if that made any difference. I have been totally fine since I stopped taking these tablets. I think people need to be careful taking these tablets as the side effects can really wreck your head and stomach."

   
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jacquelinekathleen October 7, 2016

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Aleve (naproxen): "Two days ago I was getting out of my car . I slipped on the gravel, twisting and slipping the lower discs in my back. For two days I haven't been able to move without excruciating pain . I have been crying for two days I've taken Advil, Tylenol, Motrin muscle relaxers. Just a few hours ago my friend cones over hands me two aleves and some warm water. Within 30minutes I'm not lying the pain is gone. Thank you aleve, i promise to pass the word of your greatness."

   
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Breanzelle September 26, 2016

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"Currently taking prescribed Naproxen 500mg twice daily for severe lower back pain. I feel a small amount of relief for a 2 hours and then my back pain is in full force. I felt nauseous and i did eat 20 minutes before taking this medicine, There has to be a better way!"

   
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LisaE2017 August 20, 2016

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"I am having severe pain on my right shoulder, radiating to my elbow, and a numbed index finger. I was prescribed 500 mg of naproxen twice daily. It is woefully inadequate. I have been supplementing with tylenol but that still isn't cutting it. This is nof a drug that works for me."

   
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Mnmmmmmmmmmm July 30, 2016

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Aleve (naproxen): "Not as good as THC but very effective for me. One wants a solution that allows your mind to not constantly be aware of pain. This does the job for me."

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) July 24, 2016

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"I have been suffering acute pain (on scale 1-10 stays between 7-10) due to a fibrolipoma in my lower lumbar. Seems likely I have something called Tethered Cord Syndrome. Was put on naproxen by one doctor and after taking it for a few years was sick of the way it made me feel so I stopped taking it. Noticed that when not taking it I felt just as much pain as when I was taking it, so it was not helping AT ALL. Everyone needs to know that naproxen only works for pain caused by inflammation, it will do nothing for nerve damage, in my experience."

   
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LumbarAgony (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 30, 2016

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"I've been prescribed it off and on over the last 9 years and it didn't change my pain at all!!!! Ibuprofen works way better then naproxen. Naproxen was like taking a pill that was made of NOTHING!!!!!"

   
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jenlbeatty41 March 2, 2016

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Anaprox (naproxen): "Allergic reaction to Anaprox, this is poison I do not understand how the FDA approved this medication that almost kill me. I do not recommend it because of the dangerous side effects and should be taken out of the market. IT IS POISON AND I ONLY TOOK ONE 559 MG IN THE GENERIC FORM ( NAPROXEN )"

   
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encabronao (taken for less than 1 month) February 27, 2016

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Aleve (naproxen): "I have severe scoliosis so my pain is pretty strong most days. My doctor recommended Aleve so I take 2 caplets (440mg) and there is a bit less pain for a few hours. The package says it works for 8-12 hours, but I'm lucky if it stretches out to 5. Takes my pain from a 7 (out of 10) to a 3 or 4. And then I can't drink for another 8 hours which is no fun."

   
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Steeeeve January 3, 2016

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Naprosyn (naproxen): "I had been suffering with sciatica for a number of years, when it suddenly worsened. I started getting shooting pains and severe weakness in both of my legs. After one dose of 500mg I was able to sit comfortably and walk without the worry of one of my legs giving out from under me"

   
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feh December 30, 2015

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"Nursing student on feet all day, lifting patients. This is the only drug that helps my SI back and hip pain. I keep it with me daily. I would seriously be in trouble with out it."

   
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Mabes69 December 29, 2015

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"Naproxen helped to lessen the pain of herniated discs, but I experienced shortness of breath and was only able to get through 10 mins of cardio class. Before Naproxen I would complete 60 - 90 mins of cardio. I stopped the drug immediately, that was 6 months ago and I still have shortness of breath and can't do cardio class at all. this drug should be pulled from the market."

   
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remove market December 16, 2015

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Aleve (naproxen): "It does absolutely nothing for my pain."

   
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Itsmemom (taken for less than 1 month) December 9, 2015

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Aleve (naproxen): "This should be the first thing you take when you realize you have back pain. At the very least this will take the sharp edge off and give you enough time to get to Urgent Care or an immediate doctor appointment. I have noticed that for extended use (2-5 days) the pain symptoms slowly come back, but at least this is something I can buy OTC."

   
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L5-S1 hern/nerve damage (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 4, 2015

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Aleve (naproxen): "Female 20 years old - I recently started a new job as a cashier. I started to experience pain after having to pick up heavy packs of water bottles and other heavy items. The pain was all in my lower back. I went to visit my chiropractor and that would alleviate the pain until I went back to work. I would rate my pain on a scale from 1 to 10; a 7. It was a sharp stabbing pulling pain in my lower back and it even hurt to take a deep breath. Today was the first day I took Aleve when I went to work and my back pain was almost completely gone. I was able to move around without being uncomfortable. I am extremely satisfied with the results."

   
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Kris1369 November 27, 2015

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"I was proscribed 500mg tablets to help with a sprained lumbar. The pharmacist told me that at worst i would experience indigestion, and it should not be combined with other pain medication or else I'd deal with internal bleeding. What i wasn't ready for was crippling fatigue, vision impairment, nausea, urine darkening, cold sweats, and my back pain getting even worse. I looked up the side effects that the pharmacist didn't mention and found then listed under the Uncommon and Rare side effects, which means I'm just unlucky."

   
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Young Back Pain (taken for less than 1 month) November 1, 2015

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