Naproxen

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs). It is used to treat moderate to severe pain in conditions like menstrual cramps, fever, migraine, rheumatoid arthritis, tendinitis, gout, and ankylosing spondylitis.

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How can I prevent migraine headache?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from migraine from my school time. Just before 2 years a neurologist suggested me Naproxen 500, which I am taking when I am getting an attack. But in the summer I am getting the attack twice a day and this is only the cure. But the headache is killing me. Please someone...  Read Full »


Dr. Lohit Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. While for acute attacks Naproxen + Domperidone is fine, but to prevent the attacks from happening you should take migraine prophylaxis. You could try a beta-blocker (Metoprolol, Propranolol) extended-release tablets or use SSRI's (Amitryptiline, etc.). Also, Triptans...  Read Full »

Could taking Naproxen affect heart?

Query: Hi doctor, I was advised to take Naproxen 500 mg twice a day. But I use to take a tablet only once in two to three days while having pain in my elbows and shoulder. I read online about a side effect of Naproxen. Does taking Naproxen is bad for heart? Is it safe to take Naproxen? I also take Lanso...  Read Full »


Dr. Farhana Yasmin

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, you will not any bad effects on the heart due to intake of Naproxen as you are a young adult. Please mention whether you had any heart problems previously. If you do not have it, then you can take Naproxen while having pain with anti-ulcerant coverage. You can take ...  Read Full »

I took Naproxen for my headache. Why is it not working?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from unilateral headache for the last two months. I had an eye examination and that was fine. My blood tests were all normal. I have seen three doctors, my GP and two hospital doctors, who all say it is likely a benign headache or tension-type headache of some description. ...  Read Full »


Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Naproxen is no longer helping because the enzymes in your liver has learnt to degrade the drug quickly. It usually happens when you take such drugs for a longer time. Since there is no vomiting, you can wait till your next scheduled visit. If there is vomiting, the...  Read Full »

How to treat chronic headaches and panic attacks after stopping smoking?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from headaches for the past 80 days. I smoked four cigarettes every night and two every day early in the morning for 30 days, and then I stopped it with nicotine gum. From the past 160 days, I am suffering from insomnia. Five days after I quit smoking, I started ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Bupropion can worsen the headache. As of now, you can increase the dose of Amitriptyline, Propranolol, and Flunarizine after consulting your treating doctor. Meanwhile, you can use Naproxen or Sumatriptan fo...  Read Full »

I have pain in both feet while sitting. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a computer operator. While sitting, there is a pain in both the feet and in the lower part of the chest. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. I would like to mention a few important causes of leg pain and body aches: Vitamin D deficiency is very common in people with an indoor job because of less exposure to sunlight. I would suggest you start vitamin D supplements such as capsul...  Read Full »

I am having body pain, stiffness, tiredness, and weakness for the past three months. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am having pain in my back leg muscle, shoulder, upper back, wrists, lower back, jaw, and left foot. It started from the legs and gradually radiated to other parts. I am having this condition for more than three months now, and it has never stopped since it started. I consulted a doctor, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohamad Ali Rida

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your blood reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). There is a slight increase in ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) that is non-specific. However, your symptoms suggest an underlying neuromuscular disorder. There is an entity cal...  Read Full »

Do I need to consult a doctor for my constant headache?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old male, for the last month and a half, I feel a pressure on the back of my head. It sometimes causes mild pain in different parts of my head, like the sides of my head. It makes me feel hot sometimes as well. I also have some neck pain, but it is not much. This headache...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some details about your problem.  Since when you started to have these headaches? Did it start 1.5 months back or you had these headaches previously also? Which parts of the head do you have pain? How long does one episode of this headache last?...  Read Full »

I do not have an improvement in my back pain. Is it a disc problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old female. About a month ago, I injured my mid-lower back while doing weightlifting. There is one vertebra that feels bruised to the touch, and I have pain in that one spot when I do certain movements, like bending. I also have a lot of muscle tightness and aching thro...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.It is very unusual for a vertebra to be fractured simply by weightlifting unless you are lifting unusually heavy weights.Yes, you can have a disc problem in weightlifting, but it is unlikely to cause tenderness on the surface of the body. You are more likely to get nerv...  Read Full »

Can cortisone injection help in treating tennis elbow?

Query: Hi doctor,My mother is 71 years old, and she is suffering from pain in the right arm for more than a month now. She has pain in the elbow, shoulder, wrist, and fingers. She is not able to grip even light objects with the fingers. We consulted an orthopedic doctor, who is suspecting tennis elbow. He ...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is very unusual for a 71 year old woman to get tennis elbow, so I am not sure that it is the correct diagnosis. Assuming the diagnosis is correct, then I will recommend waiting and continuing physiotherapy, ultrasound therapy, TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve ...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in my second toe while pushing down on the ground?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a pain in my second toe on my right foot. There is no swelling, bruising or discoloration. It does not hurt when walking or anything. It only hurts when being pushed down. For example, when I have to sit down on my knees that toe has a sharp pain when being pushed down on the ground...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is most likely a tendon or ligament problem, probably injury unknowingly likely during sleep. It should resolve within a week. You should get prescribed tablet Naproxen 250 mg two times a day along with some antacid like tablet Pantoprazole before breakfast once a d...  Read Full »

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