Average Rating: 1.6 (8 Ratings)

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 1  migraines Helped relieve pain from my migraines BUT I did not know longterm use would screw me over... I now have gastritis and my stomach is in pain, especially when i'm hungry unless I take pepcid. Hopefully I'll be healed. DO NOT take this longterm. Your stomach lining will suffer. Ask your doctor to prescribed you medication specifically for migraines. No more relying on the NSAID's over the counter meds. F 23 1.5 years
220 2X W
 1  Fibromyalgia Severe vomiting, diarrhea I had been taking one dose of 440mg per day (2 pills) for my Fibromyalgia pain. It helped somewhat to kick the pain down a notch or so. Nothing spectacular. Then my doctor encouraged me to increase my dosage to 440mg twice a day (4 pills). I was really uneasy about doing this, because after taking the regular, lower dose for several days in a row (which I always try to avoid), I noticed severe diarrhea. But I decided to try double-dosing at my doctor's recommendation - and I have never been SO VIOLENTLY SICK with vomiting in my entire life! I would caution anyone taking this medication to ONLY take the LOWEST prescribed dosage (directions on the bottle say 1-2 pills every 12 hours). If your doctor increases your dosage of ANYTHING, take it with a grain of salt and do what's right for you! If you're already having symptoms at a lower dosage, it's probably a really bad idea to increase the dosage, no matter what medication it is! I feel really stupid for going ahead with double-dosing, even though my doctor told me it was alright. I knew in my gut that it was not, and I did it anyway. Serves me right I guess! F 29 2 days
440mg 2X D
 2  I'm not sure at all ? This Med. recently came up on a listing from my Doctor -- but I don't know what it is or what it treats ??? I have not used it as yet. Can you describe to me it's ordinary purpose... M 82 0 days
550 mg 1X D
 5  Menstrual Cramps None. Only drug which works for me. Gets rid of the pain F 16 1.5 years
2X D
 1  migraines I developed an inability to hold urine, also severe bruising even with simple pressure to the skin. I have permanently damaged my bladder. I misunderstood the doctor's instructions, which were to take it twice a day. I did not know I was only supposed to take one, not two at a time. Also that twice a day meant every 12 hours instead of a 4 hour span. I felt it could have easily killed me from internal bleeding. I lost the protective lining in my bladder and after 15 years I still have blood in my urine. I can no longer take aspirin, ibuprofin or anything acidic that can irritate the bladder or thin the blood. F 62 2 weeks
1X D
 1  menstrual cramps Severe vomiting, diarrhea, sweating, and abdominal pain leading to a trip to the ER. Avoid It!!! Horrible side effects. F 26 1 times
 1  menstrual cramps Severe vomiting, diarrhea, sweating, and abdominal pain leading to a trip to the ER. Avoid It!!! Horrible side effects. F 26 15 times

NAPROXEN SODIUM  (NAPROXEN SODIUM):  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)