9 patient evaluations for Naproxen with a side effects rating of Severe

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Jan 15, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 1992)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (gastritis)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 220 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was on Naproxen for over 10yrs. It has slowly destroyed my stomach. I ended up in the ER yesterday 1-14-12 from a gastric infection. From taking the medicine for so long my body could no longer function normally

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Jun 30, 2012 (Started Jan 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for inflammation)
  • 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.

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May 3, 2012 (Started Apr 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in hip(s))
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea, heartburn, dry mouth, dry throat, upset stomach, dry nose)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Side effects: dry nose, dry throat, dry mouth, heartburn, upset stomach, nausea

May 13, 2009 (Started Apr 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in hip(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea, heartburn, dry mouth, dry throat, upset stomach, dry nose)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: can cause high blood pressure and stomach issues, reflux and pain
Side effects: dry nose, dry throat, dry mouth, heartburn, upset stomach, nausea

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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

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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

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Dec 15, 2010 (Started Nov 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for joint pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (stomach pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this type of medication is too bothersome to take in my situation...it caused stomach problems immediatly. I certainly do not need more pain, while not getting good results anyway!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: stomach pain

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Oct 25, 2009 (Started Aug 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (fatigue, nausea, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), dizziness, upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: This medicine has made me sleep about 15hrs a day. Although it was nice to catch up on sleep, I can not take this and accomplish anything in my day.
Side effects: nausea, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), dizziness, upset stomach, fatigue, fatigue

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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

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Jan 1, 2004 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for reactive arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Multiple Heart Attacks, heart attack (myocardial infarction))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I believe this was the cause of my heart attacks. Started having attacks after starting Naprosin. After discontinuing due to evidence of heart problems, I have not had any.

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