5 patient evaluations for Naproxen OTC with a side effects rating of Severe

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Mar 1, 2013 (Started Nov 20, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (stomach pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 660 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Jan 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for inflammation)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    Severe (acute renal failure)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 220 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Be careful if you're on multiple medications that can put your organs at risk. None of my Dr's warned me about this and if I hadn't forced the issue they wouldn't have sent me to a Nephrologist. Luckily, he took me or all the meds that were doing damage before to much permanent damage was done. However, now there are certain meds I can never take, otherwise I risk more severe renal failure. Be Your own advocate or find one to help you.

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 3, 2012 (Started Jan 25, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 220 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 20, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 1992)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for osteoarthritis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (gastric ulcer)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Do not take it long term for anything. I mistakenly thought that I was doing myself a favor by not being on prescription medication. However, the naproxen caused a high ulcer in my stomach and I ended up having a vein burst and almost died. I never even knew I had an ulcer.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2004 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for degenerative disc disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (stomach pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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