Average Rating: 1.6 (205 Ratings)

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 1  Osteoarthritis & bursitis Frequent urination & no relief from joint pain .bowel problems F 77 5 years
500mg 1X D
 4  Back pain below ribs Tingling on my hands which lasted 2-3mins I had terrible back pain below my ribs, the pain went away after taking Naproxen for two days, I felt so relieved after taking this medication Naproxen 500mg. I managed to get my life back as I was struggling with pain each day. F 44 2 days
500 2X D
 3  To control my period The first week of taking it, it made my stomach hurt so much. Although it did help my period, around week 2, it made me severely depressed and suicidal. I would cry all day and be so unmotivated to do anything. F 21 1 months
500 mg 2X D
 1  Neck/shoulder pain Disorientated, reflux , headaches, extreme fatigue, worsening of anxiety to the point breathing felt a struggle, crying outbursts, I took 1 dose and 3 days later I still feel extremely disoriented, no motivation/extreme fatigue and what I believe to be reflux (feeling of something in my throat, heat moving from stomach up chest) I would rather feel my back and shoulder pain than feel like this.. hoping things subside soon F 33 1 days
250mg 1X D
 3  Osteoarthritis Took these for a few weeks, they did move the pain but I didn't feel safe taking them for a long time as I am over 65 and they can cause all sorts of problems. I was very depressed too and cried every day. They are good for inflammation but not for long periods, at my age. F 72 24 days
2 x 500mg 2X D
 2  Lower back pain This drug has been taken with co-dydramol. After watching TV I felt anxiety on my chest and could feel my heart rate increasing. I did a little research on both drugs that I am taking and found that people have shown greater side effects of anxiety on Naproxen. I will continue to take it for a few more days to combat the pain but the anxiety is definitely there. If you suffer from depression or anxiety I would think twice about taking this drug. M 31 1 days
250mg 3X D
 1  Headache pain Depression, extreme anxiety, extreme worries about life or family, Worse medicine ever given at the hospital never again,still feeling symptoms from it F 24 1 days
50mg 1X D
 1  Bruised swollen ankle Rapid heart beat (palpitations) flushed face lightheadedness, shaking, weakness, nervousness, Extremely depressed, zero energy and very agitated. I also was vey paranoid about my partner for no reason... I honestly thought she'd spiked me with some kind of illegal drug it was absolutely horrible and stopped taking immediately. I would rather suffer the pain than Take this dirty, horrible, nasty drug..... Would not recommend to anyone.... M 39 2 weeks
250 3X D
 3  Costochondritis I have had anxiety feeling very depressed, emotional having negative thoughts constantly thinking there is something wrong in my mind it was a horrible feeling. F 40 3 months
250 mg 4X M
 1  Knee pain Low mood, itching , terrible constipation, dark brown stinking urine. Totally unwell! I would rather have had my leg cut off than feel the way I did while taking Naproxen! Disgusting drug (avoid at all costs) M 65 6 days
50 mg 2X D
 1  Neck pain Confusion brain fog depression crying drowsiness F 34 7 days
500 2X D
 1  Back and Neck Pain Heartburn, chest pains, restless, loss of heat I took this to help relieve some back and neck pain that I been having. I looked up what is a good one. This came up. I took 2(220mg). It said I can for adults but not 3 in a 24hr period. I took with water. After ate dinner, pho(vietnamese soup). Then drank more water. Woke up to tight chest and stomach, heartburn and threw up a little. Was able to sleep after. But woke up to tight chest and heartburn. It like a back and forth feeling.....this should not be over-the-counter. Especially reading into it after my side effects. It easy to overdose, no sorry not easy, you can accidentally overdose. F 29 1 days
220mg 1X D
 1  Strained shoulder dizziness, headache, Trouble breathing, nausea, vomiting, lightheadedness, hot flashes, disorientation, rapid heartbeat. Took 1. Worst night of my whole life. Its poison F 35 10 days
2× 500mg 2X D
 1  Neck Pain and Inflammation Within 15 minutes intense itching and tingling in my palms, spread to the rest of my body within 30 minutes. Whole body turned red like I was sunburnt. Hot Flashes, Dizziness and Impaired feeling as well. Dr suggested to take Benadryl to reverse the reaction and felt better in about an hour, however after 12 hours now, I still feel out of sorts. F 44 0 days
2X D
 2  Bursitis of hip Stuffy head, dizzyness, nausea on and off during the day Doesn't seem to help my hip pain, but when I rubbed ibuleve gel into my hip and took paracetamol felt more relief M 61 4 days
250gx2 2X D
 1  Period pain THE WORST BLOATING IVE EVER HAD. I've never felt anything like it. My lower abdomen feels so firm and tight. Woke up in the night with the worst stomach pains. I have to concentrate SO hard to urinate. I'm urinating a lot more frequently. It feels like someone is stepping on my bladder. I can't believe how horrid these side effects are! I've now not taken it for 2 days and my stomach is still bloated. I hope and pray it goes down soon. This drug is awful. Will never ever use again. F 22 2 days
250mg 3X D
 3  Knee pain It helps with the pain but the mood swings are horrible. I only get like this after a day of taking aleve. It's really bad. Need to find something else F 46 3 days
1X D
 1  Oesteoarthritis Aches and pains all over .depressed and suicidal thoughts. Palpations,and feeling sick and dizzy Didnt even do anything for my pain .in fact now I've stopped taking it I realize it was making me feel worse F 54 4 months
2X D
 1  An earache I took 2 tablets without water because i didn't read the directions. I woke up in the middle of the night with stabbing pains in my stomache. Three days later and i still have pains and nausea. I am also very tired and just feel sick. I try to eat but it doesn't make me feel better. I'm worried that this has permanently harmed my stomache. I will report back with a follow up I am astounded this is on the market. It is terrible. F 57 1 days
2 tablets
 1  Shoulder pain Took it after dinner woke up at 2am with horrible stomach pain. Terrible drug. Should never be prescribed. F 52 1 days

NAPROXEN  (NAPROXEN):  See also Warning section. Naproxen is used to relieve pain from various conditions such as headache, muscle aches, tendonitis, dental pain, and menstrual cramps. It also reduces pain, swelling, and joint stiffness caused by arthritis, bursitis, and gout attacks. This medication is known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking your body's production of certain natural substances that cause inflammation. If you are treating a chronic condition such as arthritis, ask your doctor about non-drug treatments and/or using other medications to treat your pain. Check the ingredients on the label even if you have used the product before. The manufacturer may have changed the ingredients. Also, products with similar names may contain different ingredients meant for different purposes. Taking the wrong product could harm you.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)