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 606 238
Psoriatic arthritis 84 33
Fibromyalgia 80 31
Endometriosis 64 19
Joint pain 64 29

Show all 186 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 58
Moderate 79
Mild 97
None 278

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Naproxen Prescription

Side effect Patients
Upset stomach 30
Stomach pain 27
Heartburn 19
Nausea 18
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 38
500mg as needed 22
1,000 mg daily 21
500 mg daily 14
550 mg twice daily 6
1,000 mg twice daily 5
375 mg twice daily 4
250 mg twice daily 3
750 mg daily 2
440 mg twice daily 2

See all 35 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Naproxen Prescription

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 232
Doctor's advice 149
Side effects too severe 138
Other 97
Course of treatment ended 82
Personal research 14
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 1
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 17
1 - 2 years 19
2 - 5 years 37
5 - 10 years 39
10 years or more 30

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 35
10 years or more 27
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 286
Usually 122
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 372
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 3
$25-49 23
< $25 204
Not specified 280

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
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 5
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 5

Show all 35 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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