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Below are Naproxen reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 18 ratings/reviews, Naproxen has an overall score of 4.89. The effectiveness score is 5.89 and the side effect score is 6.33. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Naproxen review by 36 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   auto accident, severe whiplash
Dosage & duration:   1 tablet 3 times a day taken 1 tablet 3 times a day for the period of 10 days
Other conditions:   pinched nerve, headaches
Other drugs taken:   cyclobenzaprine
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   helped aleviate whip lash symptoms
Side effects:   none that i noticed
Comments:   i took the medications for the prescribed time and symptoms improved, however, I still have some symptoms which are being treated through physical therapy since the accident was only in December

 

Naproxen review by 25 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   period cramps
Dosage & duration:   500 mg taken 3 days per month for the period of almost 6 years
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I was able to do normal daily activities again
Side effects:   I had no side effects.
Comments:   I always have had really bad cramps. I have tried many different prescription pain killers over the years and none have really made the pain any better. I first started taking Naproxen in 200mg as you can get this over the counter as Aleve in the States. Canada has no such product available. I found that even in 200 mg strength sometimes was enough to make my day bearable. I now get it from my Dr. in 500 mg strength and am able to carry out my normal daily activities as I was unable to even go to work some days before.

 

Naproxen review by 53 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   sciatica pain/bulging discs
Dosage & duration:   500 mg taken 3 times day for the period of 1 yr still taking
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I first tried ibuprofen 800 mg with very little results other than upset stomach between epidural treatments (3) i
Side effects:   I compared the ibuprofen to the naproxen and found the naproxen to really work. Whenever I begin to feel a tightness down my leg i start taking naproxen for about a week and the pain discontinues
Comments:   naproxen 3 times a day for one week any time sciatica flares

 

Naproxen review by 52 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   arthritis
Dosage & duration:   3 x 10mg / day taken daily for the period of 2 years
Other conditions:   nil
Other drugs taken:   paracetamol
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   reduced the pain and swelling
Side effects:   caused severe abdominal cramps and bouts of diarrhoea and constipation
Comments:   given over a period of 3 years... at first daily and then, due to stomache irritation, reduced to use only when needed. Stomache problems evident when taking 3 a day for 2 or more days. Given tab for coating the stomache.

 

Naproxen review by 52 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   arthritis
Dosage & duration:   3 x 10mg / day taken daily for the period of 2 years
Other conditions:   nil
Other drugs taken:   paracetamol
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   reduced the pain and swelling
Side effects:   caused severe abdominal cramps and bouts of diarrhoea and constipation
Comments:   given over a period of 3 years... at first daily and then, due to stomache irritation, reduced to use only when needed. Stomache problems evident when taking 3 a day for 2 or more days. Given tab for coating the stomache.

 

Naproxen review by 16 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Dosage & duration:   500mg taken twice a day/at 12 hour intervals for the period of Four weeks
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The treatment did not affect the level of joint pain that I experienced, nor did it improve joint stiffness. I cannot comment on it's effect on inflammation as my inflammation tends not to be visible anyway. This may be the reason that Naproxen did not benefit me
Side effects:   Caused nausea and stomach pain. The nausea would alleviate a couple of hours before the next dose was due, and start within an hour of the dose. It did not cause actual vomitting, but there were a few occasions on which I felt so nauseous I was convinced I would be sick at any moment.
Comments:   I would never take Naproxen again without having a LONG discussion with both a doctor and pharmacist.

 

Naproxen review by 54 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   frozen shoulder
Dosage & duration:   500 mg taken 2xday for the period of 3 weeks
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   the medication did not benefit my shoulder pain at all. The orthopedic doctor felt it would eventually kick in, but for me, it never did and didn't do anything to help. It had adverse affects. He was a very caring doctor who was trying to lessen the severe pain I experienced.
Side effects:   the treatment caused my blood pressure to increase quickly - within a week or so - to very high blood pressure. I found that I was very nervous and felt horrid, dizzy. I went to a GP who took me off of it.
Comments:   the treatment was for a frozen shoulder. I had a lot of pain and could not sleep at night on my back or side. I could only sleep sitting up for a few hours at a time. It was hard to move. Physical therapy eventually helped and taking Tylenol products. I had many sleepless nights. I went off the medication after three weeks since the effects for me were not helpful and had terrible side effects.

 

Naproxen review by 29 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Rhuematoid Arthritis
Dosage & duration:   500mg taken 2(daily) for the period of 2 days
Other conditions:   shortness of breath, chest pain, Rapid Heartbeat, stomache pain
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   On the fist day I experienced symptoms such as shortness of breath but the drug seemed to take affect the next day. When I took the drug on the second day I expereinced an increased heartrate and other symptoms such as the ones I listed above.
Side effects:   on the first day I experienced symptoms such as shortness of breath. On the second day I expereinced an increased heartrate and other symptoms such chest pains, stomach ache, an intense irritability. In addition, upon stdying this drug and reading the symptoms I am more in fear for my health and my safety.
Comments:   2 pills taken daily. Thank God I did not or I would be in the hospital.

 

Naproxen review by 65 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Marginally Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   shoulder pain
Dosage & duration:   500 mgs 2 times a day taken twice a day for the period of two weeks
Other conditions:   depression, anxiety
Other drugs taken:   doxepin, zoloft
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Somewhat reduced the shoulder pain. My should still hurt when I moved my arm certain ways but it was somewhat lessened.
Side effects:   I could not sleep. I had trouble falling asleep and would awaken wide awake many time during the night.
Comments:   I discotinued the naproxen after 2 weeks and started taking 3 ibuprofen every 5 hours with no disturbance to sleep and better pain management.

 

Naproxen review by 25 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Back Spasm
Dosage & duration:   500 (dosage frequency: 1 time for 3 days) for the period of 1
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Nothing
Side effects:   I woke up 3am and couldnt sleep I had the worst stomach pains thats in my stomach like gas pains and they hurt so bad. They come every 5 mins its the worst pain. For 2 days I have been in pain. I'd never take this medicine again. Im about to get up and throw it away now!
Comments:   None

 

Naproxen review by 38 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Nerve damage/ ACDF surgery
Dosage & duration:   500 mg taken twice daily for the period of 2 years +
Other conditions:   Permanent nerve and muscle damage
Other drugs taken:   Lyrica and oxycodone
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Benefits of Naproxen helped with inflammation in the neck. Having a herniated disc the size of a plum impinged on a nerve for about a year and a half caused permanent nerve and muscle damage in the right arm. After surgery there was immediate relief however, because of the damage there are still issues with pain and inflammation. There are also still 2 bulging discs in the same area as the 2 herniated discs that were removed and replaced (i.e.) ACDF surgery.
Side effects:   At times there were stomach irritations as a result of Naproxen. It caused acid reflux to be moderate to severe at times. Taking with food helped and at other times it was necessary to take a medicine for the upset.
Comments:   Treatment for inflammation in the cervical spine after ACDF surgery was necessary to remove 2 discs that were herniated and had a nerve severely impinged. As a result of nerve impingement there is permanent nerve damage and muscle damage. Almost 2 years after surgery still see doctor monthly for inflammation and pain. There are also 2 bulging discs that at this point and time have yet to cause any further surgery or pain.

 

Naproxen review by 32 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Musculoskeletal pain; nerve pain
Dosage & duration:   500mg taken once a day, as needed for the period of intermittently here and there
Other conditions:   vulvar vestibulitis
Other drugs taken:   nortriptlyine
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Very effective reduction in pain from an injury, and later when having vulvar vestibulitis flare ups.
Side effects:   When I took it twice a day for a week for an injury, my stomach got upset. Taking one 500mg dose daily just a few days a week I only notice a very subtle spaciness, but I'm very drug sensitive.
Comments:   500mg twice a day for injuries....then 500mg here and there for spot pain reduction. I used after deep physical therapy work that may make my pain worse - seemed pretty effective.

 

Naproxen review by 47 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   tendonitis of the foot, specifially big toe
Dosage & duration:   500mg taken twice daily for the period of Still taking it
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   Celexa, Klonopin, Seroquel
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The Naproxin has reduced the tendonitis pain enough to allow me to continue my work waitressing.
Side effects:   I haven't noticed any side effects.
Comments:   I saw my MD for painful tendonitis I was feeling under the center of my foot and on through my big toe. Sometimes my toes would cramp up painfully. She prescribed the Naproxen and shoe insoles (called "Super Feet"). I've been taking the medication for a week and so far, it's been quite helpful, although I still experience moderate pain after working a shift (I waitress).

 

Naproxen review by 12 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   carpal tunnel
Dosage & duration:   250 mg 21 pills taken 3 times a day for the period of 1 day
Other conditions:   high blood pressure
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   releved pain for 1 hour but then has no more effect and caused pain not reileif possibly ebcause of `the fast i had high blood pr1essure but did not read it has high sodium, (low sodium diet for over 3 years)
Side effects:   gave me extreme cramps, swelling, dizzyness, nausiea, laughing for 30 minutes straght
Comments:   ????

 

Naproxen review by 57 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Arthritis
Dosage & duration:   1000mg/day taken 2 x 500mg/day for the period of 2 years
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I fractured of my ankle 30 years ago and about 3 years ago I developed arthritis in the same joint (but nowhere else) which was very painful and caused swelling, redness and reduced movement. I tried all sorts of treatment (aspirin, ibuprofen and a number of recommended natural remedies, the best of which can be said they made things no worse). I was prescribed naproxen and this has worked really well, so much so that I have thought on a couple of occasions that I have been 'cured', but within a few days of stopping the tablets twinges reappear.
Side effects:   None noticed
Comments:   One 500mg tablet twice a day

 

Naproxen review by 19 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Costochondritis/ inflammation of the chest wall
Dosage & duration:   500mg taken 2x a day or when needed for the period of 1 day
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   none
Side effects:   Nausea, loss of appetite, a little chest pain and vomiting. They gave me a shot of this at the hospital and then perscribed me with it. Once I got home I noticed I had an upset stomach, I thought it was because they gave me the shot on an empty stomach, so I ate something small and tried to take a nap. When I woke up from my nap my upset stomach did not go away and I felt naushes. I tried to drink a Powerade and eat a few preztles, that did not help at all. So for dinner I ate some soup and the upset stomach, nausea and chest pain still continued. I went to bed and woke up with stomach pains and still nausea. I ended up vomiting but only a little. I haven't taken any of the prescribed pills, just the shot at the hospital, and I am still feeling nausea, an upset stomach and a little chest pain. This medicine is not good at all.
Comments:   I couldn't lift anything heavy cause of the inflammation in my chest or breathe in really cold air. The doctor told me instead of using Naproxen I can take a hot shower, use a heating pad or to take Ibuprofen to alevate the pain I was feeling when the inflammation would come back or get worse.

 

Naproxen review by 37 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Marginally Effective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   joint pain
Dosage & duration:   500 mg taken 2 in 1 day for the period of 1day
Other conditions:   only had joint pain before I took this drug
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I didn't feel my joint pain after taking this, I think because I was too bothered by the side effects.
Side effects:   I had the most intense stomach pain I've ever had in my life. The pain was nearly unbearable. It felt like I had an acid stomach with extreme pain. I drank milk and had taken this will food and still had stomach pain.
Comments:   I would much ranther have the joint pain, then go through this stomach pain ever again. I've stopped using this and would not recommend it to anyone.

 

Naproxen review by 61 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   ac joint dislocation
Dosage & duration:   375mg taken twice a day for the period of 6 weeks
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   improved range of motion, pain relief and decreased soreness
Side effects:   There were no side effects.
Comments:   My family doctor prescribed naproxen for continued inflamation and soreness after I had completed a 3 month period of physical therapy for my separated shoulder. I had been using ibuprofen and/or tylenol and my discomfort had continued unabatted. I was given a prescription for naproxen, 375mg, to be taken as needed twice daily. I had been having trouble sleeping due to the soreness and discomfort in my shoulder. The first night I took naproxen, I slept without waking during the night. I have gradually improved with a limited amount of inflammation and soreness. I have noticed improved range of motion in my shoulder.
 


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