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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I fear I might have a cardiac arrest although I am only 18. Please help me.

Query: Hello doctor,I am an 18-year-old boy. I have a fear I might have a cardiac arrest. I have mild chest pains and pain in my left hand. I have already done echo and TMT tests. Both came out negative. The doctors say that my heart is healthy. But I still fear I have some condition or something might hap...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, you need to understand that the chest has multiple structures besides the heart, like lungs, food pipes, muscles, bones, etc. So, each one can cause pain and often lead to pain in hand as well. Secondly, considering your age, the possibility of heart issues ...  Read Full »

I have headaches, eye pain and vomiting. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36 year old female. I have a cluster head ache for the past five years. I feel severe pain behind my eye, which normally ends with vomiting. This happens for three to four days at a stretch. I do not want to undergo any surgery immediately. Hence, kindly advise me medications t...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all, I want to inform you that a cluster headache is a type of a migraine and it needs to be managed like one. The guidelines suggest that if you have two or more days lost in a month due to a headach...  Read Full »

What is the dosage of Naxdom 500 for a pregnant woman?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 32 years old. I have been suffering from a migraine for over five to six years or more. I have been sensitive to light since childhood. I used to take Migranil initially. Around two years ago, I met a neurologist and he advised me Amitone at night and Naxdom 500 in case of emerge...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your symptoms are classically suggestive of a migraine only. Now, migraine can be well controlled with medicines and lifestyle changes. My choice in pills for migraine prescription remains Amitone (Amitryptiline) along with Flunarizine. Side effect profile of Amitone co...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing leg pain for a week now and it has worsened after taking Naproxen. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have leg pain since a week. My doctor prescribed the tablet Naproxen but that is giving me stomach pains and the pain in my leg has gotten alot worse.  Read Full »

Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. How are you doing? I am sorry to hear that the medication you were prescribed is causing you discomfort and that your leg pain has worsened. Tablet Naproxen belongs to a class of medications known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from moderate stomach pain for nearly three years, which started after using Naproxen. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had moderate stomach pain for the last three years. It started after being on Naproxen for one week. I have never taken any other NSAIDs before, and it was taken with a PPI to help protect the stomach. I have taken Lansoprazole, Pantoprazole, and now Dexilant to treat this condi...  Read Full »

Dr. K. Shanmuganandan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your symptoms, history, blood work, and results. At the outset, let me assure you the results are good, and your organ functions are excellent for your age. However, you have a very sensitive stomach leading to inflammation of gastric mucosa called gas...  Read Full »

Can a combination of Aleve and Goody's induce stomach upset?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently had a migraine, so I took two tablets of Aleve. It did not work, so I took Goody's powder, but the pain was still there, so I took another one. The migraine pain has gone, but my stomach seems to be upset.  Read Full »

Dr. Jeremy David O' Kennedy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sorry to hear about your headache. Aleve (Naproxen) and Goody's powder (combination of Aspirin, Acetaminophen, and Caffeine) both contain NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Piroxicam, Diclofenac, etc. Although NSAIDs ...  Read Full »

I have ankle and calf muscle pain. Could it be RA?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38-year-old male, suffering from RA from the last two years and recently started the treatment with an orthopedic doctor for AVN of the hip. I have been told by my orthopedician at icliniq to consult a rheumatologist for my ankle and calf muscle pain, and for my RA medication an...  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava Durgesh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After going through the details of your query, there are a few things to be clarified first. You have not mentioned any involvement of the small joints of hands, wrists or feet. The joints you have mentioned only include large joints. If it is really so, then the li...  Read Full »

I have been taking Thyronorm for the past five years. Recently I have been prescribed with Mylan-Naproxen and Esomeprazole for joint pain. Can there be any interactions between these medications?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from hypothyroidism for the past five years. I am taking one Thyronorm 50 mcg tablet every day morning before breakfast and one Matilda AF tablet during dinner after food. Recently I went to a doctor with joint pains and knee pains. The doctor prescribed Mylan-Napro...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are no noted drug interactions for the above tablets. I would suggest the following precautions for knee pain: 1) Activities that cause pain should be avoided temporarily. 2) If the knee is swollen or sore, the following positions and activities should be avoided u...  Read Full »

I have fever since a month but all my reports are normal. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32 year old woman. I weigh 68 kg. I am suffering from fever since one month. Almost daily the temperature is ranging from 99 to 101. Especially in the afternoon. I also have a headache along with fever. Both increases together. Also, there is severe pain in the muscles of the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your primary complaint is a fever, especially during the afternoon hours. Your LFT (liver function test) is revealing transaminitis. Rest of the investigations which you have posted are n...  Read Full »

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 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 »

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