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Study Using Pain Reliever Aleve Halted by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:25pm WASHINGTON - An Alzheimer's disease prevention trial was suspended after researchers said there were more heart attacks and strokes among patients taking naproxen, an over-the-counter pain reliever in use for 28 years and commonly known under the brand name Aleve. The study, involving some 2,500 patients, was to test whether naproxen or Cele ... Read on »
Do You Believe Aleve? by Doug K. Patient Expert Posted Fri 13 Feb 2009 4:51pm 1 Comment The full page color ad for Aleve suggested that if you wanted to be able to do the things you love and be free from joint pain, all you had to do was take Aleve. Just two pills will wipe away arthritis pain for a whole day. Life will be grand. But, in very small print in the bottom left hand corner that no one who actually uses this stuff can ... Read on »
Aspirin is more effective for migraine than naproxen sodium (Aleve) by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted Sat 15 May 2010 4:46pm Review of 16 published scientific articles on the efficacy of naproxen sodium as a treatment of acute migraine indicates that it is effective in the treatment of moderate to severe migraines. Naproxen sodium, 500 mg (2 tablets of Aleve) provided some relief after 2 hours to 45% of patients, complete pain relief to 17% and complete relief after ... Read on »
Ibuprofen, Aleve Won't Raise Miscarriage Risk by Medline Plus Posted Mon 03 Feb 2014 4:00pm However, NSAIDs should not be taken in third trimester of pregnancy, authors advise Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Miscarriage , Pain Relievers , Pregnancy and Medicines Read on »
**Breaking News: To see updated ... by Prescription Access Litigation Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 30 Oct 2008 3:21pm ** Breaking News: To see updated information about the cost of Treximet, see our more recent post on this topic, from October 14, 2008: Was PAL right about GSK’s Goober Grape Drug, Treximet? Yes and No. ** GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) sells a popular brand-name prescription drug for migraines, Imitrex. 2007 U.S. sales of Imitrex were $1.1 ... Read on »
Ouch by Robin Patient Expert Posted Sun 21 Feb 2010 12:00am I can't remember if I've mentioned it before, but I suspect I have plantar fasciitis which is pain in the bottom of the foot from the front of the heel to the arch. The causes include standing on a cement floor for extended periods of time (the floor at work is cement) and weight bearing exercise (I lift and carry up to 2000 kg a day). It can be ... Read on »
43. by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted Fri 04 Aug 2006 12:00am Here's what it looks like: So, what does it feel like? Remarkably, and unsurprisingly, exactly like 42. You'll have to excuse the beach hair in the photo, which I didn't crop even though I'm not thrilled with that particular view of my thighs. But it's me, so there it is. Notice how you can't even see the scar in that phot ... Read on »
Was PAL right about GSK’s Goober Grape Drug, Treximet? Yes and No. by Prescription Access Litigation Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 14 Oct 2008 12:05pm Back in April the PAL fortune teller made some bold predictions about GlaxoSmithKline’s (NYSE:GSK) new migraine drug Treximet. (’GlaxoSmithKline sets out to dupe migraine sufferers with Treximet smoke and mirrors“). Treximet is nothing more than a combination of Imitrex (sumatriptan, soon to be available as a generic) and naproxen sodium (com ... Read on »
Understanding Fibromyalgia: Diagnosis, Symptoms and Treatment Plans by Melissa G. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 11:47pm What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia makes you feel tired and causes muscle pain and "tender points." Tender points are places on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms or legs that hurt when touched. People with fibromyalgia may have other symptoms, such as trouble sleeping, morning stiffness, headaches, and problems with thinking an ... Read on »
comeuppance by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted Wed 10 May 2006 12:00am So, I was up past 2AM last night. (Stupid) Today was 1) miserable 2) productive. I am not allowed to complain about how lousy I feel on days when I've only managed 4 hours sleep the night before, for no good reason. So I don't, I just do the stuff that needs to get done, muddling through somehow. My hands, though -- I c ... Read on »