What is Naproxen Prescription?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Naprosyn Naproxen DS Anaprox Show all

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See also: Naproxen OTC

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, tendinitis, bursitis, gout, or menstrual cramps. Naproxen is available in over the counter preparations and in prescription strength dosages.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 605 240
Psoriatic arthritis 84 34
Fibromyalgia 80 31
Endometriosis 64 19
Joint pain 64 29

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 58
Moderate 80
Mild 97
None 280

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Naproxen Prescription

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 28
Heartburn 19
Nausea 18
Acid reflux 8
Dizziness 8
Fatigue 6

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Naproxen Prescription

Dosage Patients
500 mg twice daily 36
500mg as needed 21
1,000 mg daily 19
500 mg daily 12
550 mg twice daily 6
1,000 mg twice daily 5
250 mg twice daily 4
375 mg twice daily 4
750 mg daily 2
440 mg twice daily 2

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Why patients stopped taking Naproxen Prescription

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 231
Doctor's advice 148
Side effects too severe 139
Other 97
Course of treatment ended 82
Personal research 13
Expense 10
Change in health plan coverage 6
See all 571 patients who've stopped taking Naproxen Prescription

Duration

Currently taking Naproxen Prescription

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 14
1 - 2 years 15
2 - 5 years 39
5 - 10 years 38
10 years or more 29

Stopped taking Naproxen Prescription

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 124
1 - 6 months 138
6 months - 1 year 78
1 - 2 years 86
2 - 5 years 82
5 - 10 years 36
10 years or more 26
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 287
Usually 124
Sometimes 68
Never taken as prescribed 36
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 22
Somewhat hard to take 33
A little hard to take 85
Not at all hard to take 375
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 3
$25-49 23
< $25 206
Not specified 281

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Naproxen Prescription after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Ibuprofen Prescription (Motrin Prescription) 13
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 6
Tramadol (Ultram) 6
Ibuprofen (Advil) 5
Meloxicam (Mobic) 5

Show all 27 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Naproxen Prescription and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Meloxicam (Mobic) 12
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 9
Tramadol (Ultram) 8
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 5
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 4

Show all 36 treatments patients report switching to

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40 patient evaluations for Naproxen Prescription

Nov 18, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle and joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for hypermobility syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 28, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle and joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 15, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Unable to function)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for inflammation)
  • Side effects
    Mild (burning sensation in stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take with food. I had never had any stomach problems, just complaints.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 5, 2014 (Started Apr 05, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Doctor recommendation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks
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