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User Reviews for Naproxen to treat Tendonitis

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 5.8 out of 10 from a total of 30 ratings for the treatment of Tendonitis. 47% of users who reviewed this medication reported a positive effect, while 33% reported a negative effect.

Naproxen Rating Summary

5.8/10 average rating

30 ratings from 31 user reviews.

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Reviews for Naproxen

Romantic August 4, 2020

Aleve (naproxen): “I had an acute pain on my right side leg and hip. A friend recommended Aleve for the pain. I tried it tonight and after 30 mins I started feeling less pain. After 2 hours, zero pain. I had the pain from 1-10 . 11 that's how severe it was. Only took one pill.”

10 / 10
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chip · Taken for less than 1 month April 5, 2020

“THIS DRUG HAS RUINED MY LIFE. In fact I might be dying from The adverse effect it had on me I took it for tendonitis in my wrist. It reduced the pain but gave me a VERY SEVERE ADVERSE EFFECT. For the past 7 months my head is constant pain. I have numbness / tingling in my head. Also both of my hands developed numbness and pins and needles sensation as well. I have been to 3 neurologists and I'm trying to figure out how to undo these crippling effects that Naproxen has had on me. I can't exercise or basically do anything because it hurts my head. It feels like my head is constantly being squeezed. I also experience dizziness and vertigo if I try to be active. Be very careful if you take this drug. It has destroyed my life. Try any other anti inflammatory medication before this one. If you are on a benzo be very careful taking this medication. NAPROXEN HAS DESTROYED MY LIFE.”

1 / 10
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keenekid June 9, 2009

Naprosyn (naproxen): “I was amazed at how quickly my pain was reduced, after just 3 doses of Naprosyn. I had suffered from the pain of tendonitis in my thumb/hand for 5 weeks before taking the medicine. Of course I wish I had seen the doctor weeks ago.”

9 / 10
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Crazykiwi November 25, 2015

“I have tendonitis in both elbows and ankles I am young and fit very active person a few months ago I could barely walk or hold a cup of water to my mouth without being in consent pain, I pushed through as much as I could but one day it got too much I went to my doctor who prescribed me 500mg Naproxen and instantly the pain has gone, I am back running and at the gym doing weights. I have had no side effects.”

10 / 10
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Starman37 February 14, 2013

Naprosyn (naproxen): “Fell onto my shoulder off my sons skate board, initially felt no discomfort, but my shoulder a week or so after began to become painful, enough to stop me swimming. Waited 3 months for it to go, no reduction on pain, went to doctor who prescribed Naprosyn within a day or two pain had eased, carried on for 2 weeks and now swim regularly, very slight discomfort but take remaining pills as and when needed, but discomfort so small rarely have to take them. Negatives, I think when taking medication I suffered stomach discomfort.”

7 / 10
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Nicole July 19, 2020

“My doctor prescribed me 500mg naproxen taken twice a day. I've been taking it for about 2 months and it has helped me tremendously along with my low dose muscle relaxer. (I only take the muscle relaxer when I'm home for the rest of the day or right before bed. Makes me very tired.) I take my naproxen at 9:30am every day and my second dose around 3pm. Most days are close to pain free but this past week has been different. This is the second day in a week I've had horrible pain. (My doctor says it's tendonitis but I'm going to a different dr because my doctor basically stopped trying to figure out what's really wrong with me.) Today even after my 2 doses and muscle relaxer I'm still in agony. I can feel my muscles in my shoulders spazzing and the pain is almost burning through my arms, shoulders, neck and head. Before this week I would have rated this med a 9/10. But now I feel like my body is becoming too used to it. Has anyone else had a similar experience?”

6 / 10
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NikkiKoko · Taken for less than 1 month March 22, 2016

“Bicep tendon rupture from weight lifting. I was prescribed over the counter Aleve which is basically Naproxen twice daily for 2 weeks, then once daily for two weeks. I experienced immediate pain relief. I'm now on my third week at once a day and feels great with no side effects. Definitely on the mend. Not much into taking any kind of meds or drugs but sometimes we need them to help us recover. I highly recommend this over any other pain reliever as it is an anti inflammatory as well which this injury needs.”

8 / 10
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Broomy, OBX nc October 29, 2009

Aleve (naproxen): “Aleve helped with pain. Took 1 pilll after dinner but had bad side effects. Stomach pain really sharp, bloating, diarrhea, my intestines were making noises , runny bloody stools. Pain was unbearable. No more Aleve for me.”

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Smooth Dancer · Taken for less than 1 month September 20, 2015

“I went for a walkabout in Australia wearing inappropriate footwear and developed tendonitis on my right heal. I was told by the doctor to stick to over the counter pain killers but none of them worked over a 4 week period. When I returned to the UK my doctor prescribed 500 Naproxen and 15 mg Lansoprazole Gastro-Resistant capsules. After 2 doses the month long pain subsided and I had no side effects. This medicine relaxed the tight tendon within a day. The problem has not returned so I can keep dancing. Great medicine.”

10 / 10
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rmaaa October 22, 2013

“Excellent medication. After taking a week of standard ibuprofen to treat tendonitis on my foot, I turned to naproxen. Within 2 doses the pain has stopped completed. A few months ago I'd had some problems with my hip and similarly within 2 doses the pain settled completely.”

10 / 10
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Shelly in pain October 16, 2017

“I went to the doctor after having pain in my elbow, I thought tennis elbow my doctor dismissed it as tendonitis an quickly prescribed me Naproxen 500mg to be taken twice daily. I made sure I took after food on the and third day in I started experiencing stomach pain and indignation/ heart burn. This continued over next 2 days with increased pain and feeling bloated, on the fifth day a stiffness started creeping in all over my body so bad that I couldn't take my own clothes off. It is now day 6 I haven't taken any tablets and had to spend the day in bed. It has even made my breasts feel very sore. I feel as though I've been in an horrendous car crash. I will definitely not be taking this drug ever again. I'm usually a very fit 49 year old,”

1 / 10
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Shailesh Mittal · Taken for less than 1 month May 6, 2016

“I had a severe side-effect of naproxen. I had some inflammation in my left knee and it was bothering me with sitting down, so I showed it to the doctor. I was prescribed Naproxen 500mg twice a day for 5 days. I took three tables in 36 hours (making sure after lunch and dinner and with plenty of water) and after taking second pill on the fist day, I had terrible time. I couldn't sleep, have severe funny feeling in my stomach, right under my ribs and just above the stomach. I had strong empty-stomach feeling all the time. The feel for my whole body was terrible and I feel super-sick. I didn't throw up or had loose-motions but had lots of stomach pain and extreme heart-burn. I stopped taking medicine after 3 pills and informed my doctor.”

1 / 10
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laurxoxo · Taken for less than 1 month December 17, 2019

“Was prescribed prescription strength Naproxen for a Rotator Cuff injury, let me tell you....took it around dinner time and about 45 min later got the WORST stomach pain I’ve ever experienced. Has been going on for 3 hours now and stomach pain has not gotten any better. Considered going to the ER it’s that bad.”

1 / 10
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Anonymous October 26, 2008

“I am taking this medicine for Tendonitis from shoulder to wrist. Before Naproxen I had zero strength and very minimal movement. After a week on Naproxen (after 2 hours) I have most movement and strength. Side effects are nausea but it is mild. Apparently, the anti-inflammatory properties are just as beneficial to healing, as is the pain relief (relaxation of tendons). ”

8 / 10
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Kev Ferny September 9, 2015

“Was prescribed drug for Achilles tenditis, 500mg Naproxen twice a day with omeprazole 20 mg. Should never have taken this as caused heartburn and stomach infection, stopped taking on second day and still have not recovered from stomach problems over 2 months later despite taking other remedies. Disgusting drug!!!”

1 / 10
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Anonymous March 28, 2012

“I took Aleve for one year for tendonitis in my wrist. The medication worked very well in reducing the swelling and pain. However, one year later I have just found out that it has been the culprit behind significant weight gain and bloating. I gained 25 lbs in 4 months. I am stopping Aleve and will try to find a natural way to treat my tendonitis.”

4 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month August 9, 2012

“Didn't see results, I am a young baseball pitcher and lately my elbow has been killing even days after games. Doctor prescribed me 500mg Naproxen EC and I find I have no results and my elbow is still inflamed, feels like carpel tunnel in my elbow still”

6 / 10
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so · Taken for 6 months to 1 year August 23, 2018

“I took prescription-strength naproxen after a shoulder injury. It helped with that but made pain in my knees and hips much much worse somehow. When I take it my shoulder feels better for a few hours but my knees start to ache.”

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Himanot · Taken for less than 1 month June 29, 2015

“I love Aleve! I've been lifting weights for more than 20 years and started having tendonitis in my elbows a few years ago. Often times all I'd have to do is take Aleve and rest for a day or two and the pain would go away. This time I'm having to lay off the heavy weights (for good) and wear the brace, but use Aleve as well. The combination of the two is really working! I started out taking it twice a day, but have gone down to once a day. I plan to do that for a week or two.”

8 / 10
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NY Slider February 25, 2009

“Medicine worked great. Took 1 tablet a day to keep the knee swelling and stiffness away. Only side effects seem to be bloating and gas. Haven't take in two weeks (surgery done) and my symptoms are reducing. Looking at taking again since my surgery I have swelling but no pain. ”

9 / 10
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Maryssa September 11, 2017

“My Dr prescribed 500mg twice a day as needed for mu shoulder pain. I immediately had stomach pain and nausea so I only took it once daily at bedtime as my shoulder pain is worse at night. Pain went away but the nausea and stomach pain is back along with headaches. I quit completely 3 days ago; nausea and headache still present at times but getting better. Naproxen is history for me, never again. Good old Tylenol will have to do from now on.”

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Poor Rickey February 24, 2009

Aleve (naproxen): “The most effective over-the-counter drug to reduce the effects of tendonitis.”

9 / 10
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Danny · Taken for 5 to 10 years March 15, 2019

Aleve (naproxen): “Aleve is fantastic for tendonitis in my Achilles' tendons. You'd have a fight on your hands if you took my Aleve away from me! :)”

10 / 10
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smilesandsunhine February 5, 2009

Naprosyn (naproxen): “In 2 doses my pain was at a 2 and the use of my arms were at 90%.”

10 / 10
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Frmarty · Taken for 6 months to 1 year August 7, 2013

Naprosyn (naproxen): “I have Achilles tendonitis and this does not relieve the pain too much.”

3 / 10
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