Naproxen and Weakness - from FDA reports


Weakness is found among people who take Naproxen, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Rheumatoid arthritis. This review analyzes which people have Weakness with Naproxen. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 40,228 people who have side effects when taking Naproxen from FDA, and is updated regularly.



On Jul, 17, 2018

40,228 people reported to have side effects when taking Naproxen.
Among them, 1,772 people (4.4%) have Weakness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Naproxen cause Weakness?

Time on Naproxen when people have Weakness *:

  • < 1 month: 49.47 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.32 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.16 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.53 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.42 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.11 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Weakness when taking Naproxen *:

  • female: 64.37 %
  • male: 35.63 %

Age of people who have Weakness when taking Naproxen *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.27 %
  • 10-19: 1.8 %
  • 20-29: 4.39 %
  • 30-39: 8.98 %
  • 40-49: 15.43 %
  • 50-59: 26.0 %
  • 60+: 43.15 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 161 people, 9.09%
  2. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 129 people, 7.28%
  3. High Blood Pressure: 112 people, 6.32%
  4. Depression: 79 people, 4.46%
  5. Stress And Anxiety: 74 people, 4.18%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Aspirin: 180 people, 10.16%
  2. Neurontin: 178 people, 10.05%
  3. Prednisone: 167 people, 9.42%
  4. Nexium: 160 people, 9.03%
  5. Lipitor: 159 people, 8.97%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 518 people, 29.23%
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 426 people, 24.04%
  3. Breathing Difficulty: 348 people, 19.64%
  4. Dizziness: 336 people, 18.96%
  5. Headache (pain in head): 313 people, 17.66%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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