What is Naproxen Prescription?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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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 589 230
Psoriatic arthritis 81 32
Fibromyalgia 78 32
Endometriosis 65 21
Joint pain 63 29
Temporomandibular joint syndrome 54 15

Show all 206 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 56
Moderate 82
Mild 94
None 267

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Naproxen Prescription

Side effect Patients
Upset stomach 30
Stomach pain 28
Nausea 21
Heartburn 19
Acid reflux 8
Dizziness 8

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Naproxen Prescription

Dosage Patients
500 mg twice daily 38
500mg as needed 21
1,000 mg daily 18
500 mg daily 14
375 mg twice daily 6
1,000 mg twice daily 5
220 mg twice daily 3
250 mg twice daily 3
250 mg three times daily 3
375mg as needed 3

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Why patients stopped taking Naproxen Prescription

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 226
Doctor's advice 145
Side effects too severe 135
Other 97
Course of treatment ended 81
Personal research 13
Expense 10
Change in health plan coverage 6
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Duration

Currently taking Naproxen Prescription

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 9
1 - 2 years 24
2 - 5 years 43
5 - 10 years 35
10 years or more 16

Stopped taking Naproxen Prescription

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 110
1 - 6 months 146
6 months - 1 year 77
1 - 2 years 84
2 - 5 years 80
5 - 10 years 33
10 years or more 27
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 277
Usually 117
Sometimes 70
Never taken as prescribed 35
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 22
Somewhat hard to take 31
A little hard to take 84
Not at all hard to take 362
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 4
$25-49 24
< $25 195
Not specified 274

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Naproxen Prescription after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Ibuprofen Prescription (Motrin Prescription) 10
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 6
Meloxicam (Mobic) 3
Tramadol (Ultram) 3
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 2

Show all 25 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Naproxen Prescription and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Meloxicam (Mobic) 10
Tramadol (Ultram) 8
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 6
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 5
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 4

Show all 30 treatments patients report switching to

Last updated:

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 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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