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 610 244
Psoriatic arthritis 84 34
Fibromyalgia 81 34
Endometriosis 65 20
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 83
Mild 98
None 285

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 35
500mg as needed 21
1,000 mg daily 17
500 mg daily 10
550 mg twice daily 5
1,000 mg twice daily 5
250 mg twice daily 4
375 mg twice daily 3
375mg as needed 3
550mg as needed 3

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Why patients stopped taking Naproxen Prescription

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 236
Doctor's advice 148
Side effects too severe 139
Other 99
Course of treatment ended 82
Personal research 14
Expense 10
Change in health plan coverage 6
See all 578 patients who've stopped taking Naproxen Prescription

Duration

Currently taking Naproxen Prescription

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 9
1 - 2 years 18
2 - 5 years 36
5 - 10 years 33
10 years or more 28

Stopped taking Naproxen Prescription

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 126
1 - 6 months 139
6 months - 1 year 80
1 - 2 years 87
2 - 5 years 82
5 - 10 years 37
10 years or more 26
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 292
Usually 127
Sometimes 69
Never taken as prescribed 36
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 22
Somewhat hard to take 33
A little hard to take 87
Not at all hard to take 382
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 3
$25-49 23
< $25 210
Not specified 286

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Naproxen Prescription after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Ibuprofen Prescription (Motrin Prescription) 13
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 7
Ibuprofen (Advil) 6
Tramadol (Ultram) 6
Meloxicam (Mobic) 5

Show all 28 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Naproxen Prescription and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Meloxicam (Mobic) 13
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 9
Tramadol (Ultram) 8
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 6
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 4

Show all 37 treatments patients report switching to

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42 patient evaluations for Naproxen Prescription

Sep 10, 2018 (Started Jan 01, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for ankylosing spondylitis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 24, 2018 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for inflammation)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for arthritis pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Continuing to take with a protein of some sort In order to avoid marginal ulcer.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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
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