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I just read the USA Today article for March 4, on the results of survey the paper conducted on the effects of prescription advertising. Although it's only been about 12 years since this became legal in the US, it has made a major impact primarily on the sales and income for the pharmaceutical companies. A representaive for the companies made a comment that one of the drawbacks of the advertisements is that many people think they have the disorder just from reading the symptoms. These people then rush to their doctors and demand the product to cure whatever they think the might have. Obviously, the ads also really have an impact on the costs of the prescriptions. The highly advertised prescriptions become far more expensive when, in many cases, the generic equivalents may work just as well. On the positive side however, many of the ads may increase patient knowledge about an existing condition. As a long-time osteoarthritis patient, I have been prescribed a wide...
Can you take Naproxen along with Vicodin for pain? Are there any side effects? Sean.
This type of question can be safely answered only by your own physician because he or she needs to answer it in the context of your full medical history and all medications you may be using, both prescription and over-the-counter. Combining NSAIDs such as naproxen with the acetaminophen in Vicodin can increase the risk of kidney problems, so this combination should be used only under the supervision of your physician.
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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Generic Name: NAPROXEN SUSTAINED-RELEASE - ORAL Pronounced: (nah-PROX-en) Naproxen sodium Oral Uses
Naproxen is used to relieve pain from various conditions
such as headache, muscle aches, dental pain, menstrual cramps, or arthritis. It
is also used to reduce fever and relieve minor aches and pain due to the common
cold or flu. This medication is known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
(NSAID). It works by blocking your body's production of certain natural
substances that cause inflammation. This effect helps to decrease swelling,
pain, or fever.
If you are treating a chronic condition such as arthritis,
ask your doctor about non-drug treatments and/or using other medications to
treat your pain. See also Warning section.
Do not give this medication to a child younger than 12
years unless directed by a doctor.
How To Use Naproxen sodium Oral
Read all directions on the product package before taking
this medication. If you ...
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