What is Naproxen Prescription?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Naproxen 500 Naprosyn Naproxen Sodium DS Show all

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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 571 218
Fibromyalgia 77 32
Psoriatic Arthritis 75 27
Joint pain 63 29
Endometriosis 59 18
TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) Syndrome 55 14

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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 54
Moderate 73
Mild 92
None 245

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Naproxen Prescription

Side effect Patients
Upset stomach 30
Stomach pain 27
Heartburn 20
Nausea 18
Dizziness 8
Acid reflux 7

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Naproxen Prescription

Dosage Patients
500 mg twice daily 33
500mg as needed 22
500 mg daily 18
1,000 mg daily 13
1,000 mg twice daily 6
375mg as needed 6
375 mg twice daily 5
550 mg twice daily 3
250mg as needed 2
2 sodium550mg as needed 2

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Why patients stopped taking Naproxen Prescription

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 216
Doctor's advice 137
Side effects too severe 128
Other 97
Course of treatment ended 79
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 1
1 - 6 months 9
6 months - 1 year 11
1 - 2 years 20
2 - 5 years 47
5 - 10 years 27
10 years or more 16

Stopped taking Naproxen Prescription

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 106
1 - 6 months 144
6 months - 1 year 75
1 - 2 years 79
2 - 5 years 77
5 - 10 years 32
10 years or more 25
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 258
Usually 110
Sometimes 65
Never taken as prescribed 31
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 18
Somewhat hard to take 30
A little hard to take 78
Not at all hard to take 338
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 4
$25-49 24
< $25 180
Not specified 254

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Naproxen Prescription after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Ibuprofen Prescription (Motrin Prescription) 9
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 5
Meloxicam (Mobic) 3
Tramadol (Ultram) 3
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 2

Show all 20 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Naproxen Prescription and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Meloxicam (Mobic) 9
Tramadol (Ultram) 8
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 5
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 5
Etanercept (Enbrel SureClick) 3

Show all 32 treatments patients report switching to

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39 patient evaluations for Naproxen Prescription

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aj81189
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aj81189
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:M56y
FM:13y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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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

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SeanLiam
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SeanLiam
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 42
Condition: Herniated Disc 4 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
I am: n
I have:
Herniated Disc

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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

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1955chevy
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1955chevy
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: mild
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Mar 26, 2014 (Started Jun 01, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Headaches with eye discomfort)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I have replaced this with a 500 mg acetaminophen. Works just as well.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 4, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Headaches with eye discomfort)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Knocks the headache right out. I take this with the ReBif injection each night and as necessary to take care of the headache.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 1, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Headaches with eye discomfort)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Changed over to 500 mg acetaminophen with Re-bif three times a week.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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