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User Reviews for Naproxen to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis

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

Naproxen has an average rating of 6.9 out of 10 from a total of 23 ratings for the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis. 48% of those users who reviewed Naproxen reported a positive effect, while 9% reported a negative effect.

Naproxen Rating Summary

6.9/10 average rating

23 ratings from 22 user reviews.

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Reviews for Naproxen

Atn · Taken for less than 1 month March 17, 2021

“I just started taking naproxen 375 mg twice a day and at first the pain in my hand went away. But then the side effects kicked in. Nauseated, dizzy, lethargic, black stool, vomiting, headaches and horrible neck pain. I am done with these pills. I am going back to Advil. That also worked for me. Even after both my hip replacements.”

2 / 10
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CJ January 31, 2021

Aleve (naproxen): “When I have a severe onset of arthritis pain I take an Aleve. After about an hour I begin to feel relief and can start moving again. It has been a great product for me.”

10 / 10
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Julio · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 15, 2020

“Started having naproxen 500 mg twice a day with Omeprazole for the last five weeks it seemed to work well with my arthritis in my hands, and with my new replacement knee. I now have had to stop this medication due to stomach issues. Pain in the stomach and Tar like stools (gastric bleed?). So it os back to the Doctor to seek an alternative medicine.”

5 / 10
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jadou August 29, 2009

Aleve (naproxen): “I have been using Aleve for about 6 months. This medicine helps relieve all my aches and pains. I'm 68 and working in food industry. Although I experience severe body and joint pains on a daily basis I take one Aleve on the days I work and can put in 4 to 6 hours pain free. I have not suffered any side effects so far. So far none of the other medicines I have tried have been as effective as Aleve.”

10 / 10
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owlcollector · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 28, 2013

“I started taking this medicine about 6 months ago. I was recently hospitalized for blood in my stools. It was found out that Naproxen was the cause. I will have to find another medicine to help with my rheumatoid arthritis. I was not aware of the side effects. I believe that this information should be more and more publicized. ”

5 / 10
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Anonymous November 22, 2011

Aleve (naproxen): “I started taking Aleve for my Arthritis in my hand and the pain was gone but after taking it for about 8 days I noticed swelling in my feet, which was abnormal for me. I am 34 and in good health and have never had swollen feet. I then noticed the next day my feet and hands were swollen. I finally put 2 and 2 together and realized I was allergic to the Aleve. I stopped taking it and haven't had swelling since.”

4 / 10
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Anonymous November 3, 2009

Naprosyn (naproxen): “I've had RA for 4 years. 500mg naproxen tablets were my first treatment. They definitely helped the day get better and be able to function daily. However, they did not stop the morning stiffness and pain or the build up of inflamation in my body. I definitely needed a more serious drug to stop the progression of the disease.”

5 / 10
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Annie August 26, 2018

“I have had rheumatoid arthritis for over 25 years. I have always found that if I take only 200 mg naproxen or ibuprofen with water and some food an hour before going to bed, I have very little morning stiffness in my hands or feet. It makes a world of difference to me taking it before bed time.”

9 / 10
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Maddy V April 25, 2016

“I have been using this for about a week now and it has completely changed my life. I am more or less free of pain. The side effects are a little worrying but as long as you watch out for these it should be ok. I am now able to go to work and actually function without being in pain. For me it is working.”

8 / 10
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Mona Lisa December 15, 2016

Aleve (naproxen): “I have R.A and I was skeptical at first but I was in so much pain in my wrist and hand I wanted to scream. Well I took a 250 mg Aleve and it took 2 hours to kick in but I must say thank goodness for Aleve. I still feel a small amount of discomfort but its nothing that will interfere with my day, I recommend this. Normally I take Tylenol but I think I like Aleve better. My first time taking it. Put it this way it won't hurt to try and I'm glad I did.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous September 19, 2008

“I recently had my meniscus removed from my knee and am now dealing with arthritis in the knee which is hampering my recovery. I started on naproxen and didn't realize how helpful it's been until I switched to a cream version. Within a day I was in constant pain and could not exercise at all. I went back on the pill form and was back walking nearly normal before the 2nd dose.”

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katz_trippin · Taken for 1 to 2 years November 8, 2013

“This pill is a super strength Rx form of Aleve. If you have chronic pain it's good for inflammation of the joints that narcotic meds just cover up. Take them for breakthrough pain prn with food. They can be hard on your tummy like Tylenol type meds. I've lived with severe pain since 1989. In 2003 I was crushed between my back bumper of my car after running outta gas and the front grill of a Blazer SUV. My left leg was degloved. After a long hospital stay and many surgeries they saved my leg by reconstruction. I finally found a pain management Dr after jumping thru lots of hoops. I always fear loosing my meds before. I get where I no longer needs. them one day ( I hope). Good luck to those that aren't so fortunate as to find a compassionate Dr.”

5 / 10
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Anonymous December 8, 2009

“I have not had any side effects that I know of and I have been on this for about 2 years. It help's keep the pain away for a while and when it is bad it takes the sharp edge off the pain but I also use a hot water bottle for ease and comfort when it is bad.”

8 / 10
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downhillafter50 · Taken for less than 1 month January 5, 2017

“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.”

4 / 10
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Chiquita_1 December 4, 2017

“After five consecutive days of being in constant and intolerable pain, the only medicine that reduced my pain was Naproxen 500 mg. No other medication or herbal medicine or ice helped me previously until I took Naproxen maybe because I have Celiac Disease Today after taking Naproxen is the first day I feel with less pain! after taking one pill.”

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bigtruckerbm February 20, 2010

Aleve (naproxen): “I just starting to take Aleve, I take one every morning. So far no bad side effects. It sure has improve my joint pain and stiffness.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous January 10, 2010

Aleve (naproxen): “Killed my stomach. Never had problems before taking this and I took Aleve with food.”

3 / 10
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JBK62 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year July 7, 2016

Aleve (naproxen): “It does help a bit on stiffness and swelling. Please be sure to drink plenty of water as it can rise your creatine levels and lead to kidney problems if you don't stay hydrated.”

6 / 10
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Anonymous October 17, 2009

“This is like a miracle drug. I couldn't even get out of bed without pain. Now I am pain free. Awesome”

10 / 10
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Cherokee Princess December 13, 2008

“These pills are helping me with arthritis. I have arthritis all over the place. From my upper back all the way to my legs.”

9 / 10
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Thib · Taken for 1 to 2 years March 12, 2014

“I only use when doing physical activity”

9 / 10
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Anonymous December 8, 2015

Naprosyn (naproxen): “This medicine made a great difference overnight for me.”

8 / 10
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Anonymous November 3, 2015

“yes I find this drug ok for my condition. Thankfully I haven't experienced any side effects at moment. I have lost weight and pain has been reduced.”

7 / 10
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Anonymous December 2, 2008

“Works well on inflammation, however I get a shortness of breath when I go for a run (this might not be related).”

7 / 10
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Aussie Beau · Taken for 2 to 5 years February 5, 2017

“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 / 10
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