Skip to comments.FDA issues warning on naproxen [Aleve, Naprosyn] painkiller
Posted on 12/20/2004 4:07:11 PM PST by NautiNurse
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration Monday issued a warning to patients taking the painkiller naproxen [snip] for increased risk of heart problems.
Patients taking naproxen, [snip] should not take it for more than 10 days unless directed by their doctor, the FDA said in a statement.
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Don't know how anyone could take it for more than ten days. It tears my stomach to pieces by the second day.
I've been on it for over 2 years, and celebrex before that. I guess I am screwed. I guess you have to die of something!
I take it occasionally for back pain, but when I do need it, I need three or four to do the job.
I hope you don't scare me, but I would appreciate your opinion!
I was on three tabs/eight hours continuously for three years. And, yes, it left my upper GI screwed.
In a related announcement , The FDA also issued a warning that ingesting oxygen, consuming comestibles or engaging in any sort of locomotive activity would lead to a 100% increase in the onset of potential and terminal cessation of life. Therefore it has recommended that those not yet alive to remain as such.
That's what Jocelyn Elders said! It sounded so funny coming from the U.S. Sturgeon General!
Ouch! Hope it's not cumulative. When I ruptured a disk a few years ago, I took 3 500mg naproxen tablets every day for six months. I'm glad that's behind me, lol!
"It tears my stomach to pieces by the second day."
It doesn't hurt my stomach - I do not take any naproxen product.
Tylenol can destroy your liver.
I limit my use of painkillers to a rare aspirin - it is still the best for a headache or joint discomfort. IMO.
btw--I am a BIG fan of the Advil Liquigels. Fast acting! I haven't taken Tylenol in years, for a variety of reasons (it doesn't work as well, and that nagging concern about liver damage).
Studies confirm that birth leads to death in 100% of cases.
and the trial attorneys are trying to collect in every case.
Let us not forget that Jocelyn Elders was a part of the Clinton administration Cabinet Of Losers of which Elders was the BIGGEST BOOB!
Tests have indicated that prolonged exposure to this substance causes severe oxidation, death and could result in vessels failing to remain afloat.
I've had surgery 3 times for joint disease. Arthorscopic to repair a tear on right shoulder, full-blown rotator cuff complete repair (um, basketball injury when I was 40), and then laminectomy to totally fuse S3-S2-S1-L1 in 2000. I live on painkillers. Unless you've lived constantly with pain like these, then please give us some sympathy and understanding. Aspirin *may* work OK for you. Great. I'm happy for you. But there are many of us for whom stronger pain relief is a necessity to keep the pain demons away.
Maybe I qualify for medicinal marijuana ;)
Excedrin is the only substance that has ever caused me any stomach problems.
Yes, I use the 200 mg. Liquigels, too.
Prolong use of Ibuprofens *can* harm the kidneys.
I tried Naprosyn for headaches one time....no effect whatsoever, just like Advil and Tylenol. Nothing works for me but aspirin.
Birth can lead to life everafter, but you have to choose.
Not naprosyn, naproxen, if there's a difference.
You should have nice shiny hair and skin on that diet!
On an empty stomach, Naprosyn tears me up also, it's the worst. Advil is close behind.I can take celebrex with just water.
Advil and Naprosyn are O.K. with food. But about a day later, I can get what feels like cramping in various places in my digestive system, from back of the throat to the, well, very end.
back to "just ice it."
Excedrin is nothing more than Aspirin, Acetaminophen (Tylenol), and Caffeine. I would guess that it's the Aspirin upsetting your stomach.
same difference ;)
Do we see an increase in massage therapy on the horizon?
This whole business smacks of politically correct junk science. One guy dies, he happens to be on the flavor-of-the-day cox inhibitor, and they take the stuff off the market, penalizing the patients who need it and the investors who hold Merck, Pfizer, etc., stock (and create more money making opportunites for the trial lawyer leeches).
Congrats on the youngun. It's still under warranty, ya know.
synonyms provided in thread title--also Anaprox
Except I can take generic aspirin with no problem, drink gallons of coffee everyday, and use ibuprofen when everything else stops working. Migraines.
Except for some of us who use our hands too much in our work need that little extra "somethin' somethin' " to get through our own aches and pains, LOL
The naproxen find today was strictly seredipity--while reviewing the Vioxx, Celebrex debacle.
I injured my shoulder several months ago and since I don't trust doctors I live with the pain. By accident, I found 1 gram of Ester C taken at onset of pain works wonders. I have to do this several times a day but it works. There's no bad side effects with Vit C and it works for this problem. Do a google on Vitamin C and pain. There's lots of info.
lol--massage for the caregivers, and more vacation time...
My dad takes Aleve, but it eats my stomach up... I take celebrex...seems that is safer in the dosages for arthritis than some of the others...
yes--forgot about that one.
"...there are many of us for whom stronger pain relief is a necessity..."
And I am sympathetic to the plight you share with many. A couple years ago I had to use some of the really strong stuff related to what Rush was using. Those things work. They also scare me. During that time I had to use the one with the Tylenol boost because the one with the aspirin boost caused severe tinitus.
Try Canadian Club
Do you take the C by powder or capsule? I have 500 mg. Ester C capsules, but don't know the Metric system well enough to know how many 500 mgs. of the C would equal one gram?
big 'ol BUMP to that!
1000mg = 1g
I take it by the truck load. I have had two knee surgeries, back surgery (before 30) torn up both ankles. I was promised a hip replacement in '84. Both of my elbows have different degrees of damage from sports. I have broken all 10 of my fingers.
I live on Advil. I walk half way normal after 4 Advils.I am worn out from the inside out.
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