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 593 230
Psoriatic arthritis 83 32
Fibromyalgia 78 31
Endometriosis 63 19
Joint pain 63 29
Temporomandibular joint syndrome 56 15

Show all 183 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
79
Mild
96
None
268

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Naproxen Prescription

Side effect Patients
Upset stomach 30
Stomach pain 27
Heartburn 19
Nausea 19
Acid reflux 8
Dizziness 8

Show all 110 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Naproxen Prescription

Dosage Patients
500 mg twice daily 36
500mg as needed 21
1,000 mg daily 16
500 mg daily 15
1,000 mg twice daily 5
375 mg twice daily 4
550 mg twice daily 4
375mg as needed 4
2 sodium550mg as needed 3
220 mg twice daily 2

See all 29 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Naproxen Prescription

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 228
Doctor's advice 147
Side effects too severe 135
Other 96
Course of treatment ended 81
Personal research 13
Expense 10
Change in health plan coverage 6
See all 562 patients who've stopped taking Naproxen Prescription

Duration

Currently taking Naproxen Prescription

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 21
2 - 5 years 35
5 - 10 years 41
10 years or more 22

Stopped taking Naproxen Prescription

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 111
1 - 6 months 148
6 months - 1 year 79
1 - 2 years 85
2 - 5 years 79
5 - 10 years 34
10 years or more 26
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 278
Usually 118
Sometimes 68
Never taken as prescribed 35
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 22
Somewhat hard to take 31
A little hard to take 83
Not at all hard to take 363
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 3
$25-49 23
< $25 197
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) 5
Tramadol (Ultram) 5
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 3

Show all 26 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Naproxen Prescription and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Meloxicam (Mobic) 11
Tramadol (Ultram) 8
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 6
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 6
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 4

Show all 31 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 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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