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Common uses: This medicine is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve pain and swelling (inflammation). It is also used to treat headaches,muscleaches, backaches, tendonitis, bursitis, dental pain, menstrual cramps, arthritis, or gout. Naproxen may be used to reduce fever, or relieve minor aches and pain due to the common cold or flue. It may be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor. This medicine works by blocking the Enzyme in your body that makes prostagladins. Decreasing prostaglandins helps to reduce pain, swelling, and fever.
BEFORE USING THIS MEDICINE; WARNING: THE RISK OF SERIOUS AND SOMETIMES FATAL HEART PROBLEMS, HEART ATTACK, AND STROKE my be increased with the use of this medicine. This risk may be increased thelonger you use thismedicine. Risk may also be higher inpatients who have heart problems or who are at risk for heart problems. THIS MEDICINE SHOULD NOT BE USED to treat pain before or after coronary artery "heart bypass" (CABG) surgery. THE RISK OF SERIOUS AN SOMETIMES FATAL STOMACH AND BOWEL PROBLEMS, including bleeding, ulcers, and holes in the stomach and bowel, is increased while using this medicine. These problems may occur at any time during therapy, with or without symptoms. The warning goes on to list a bunch of drugs that ineract and the serious and deadly problems that could occur. Then .... USE OF THIS MEDICINE IS NOT RECOMMENDED if you have history of severe kidney disease or if you are going to have or have recently had coronary artery "heart bypass" (CABG) surgery. Use of this medicine in children under age 2 is not recommended. Discuss with your doctor the risks and benefits of giving this medicine to your child. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about taking this medicine.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Are you returning to normal now that you've stopped taking it?
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Among the NSAIDs that may increase blood pressure are ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Rufen) and naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, Aleve). In one important study, women who used an NSAID for five or more days a month had a significantly higher risk for hypertension.
Originally posted by marg6043
Now if you stop taking the naproxen your hart should go back to normal unless the medication has damage somewhat your valves.
Originally posted by TaupeDragon
Where do you read about the valve damage? It wasn't something I was aware of.
Originally posted by WalkInSilence
I must be the luckiest person on Earth. My MD. is also an Herbalist and a Homeopath. We treat every thing naturally. Off and on I "sin" and take an Aspirin or an Ibuprofen.