Ibuprofen vs Naprosyn - from FDA reports

This is a side effect comparison of Ibuprofen and Naprosyn. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA, and is updated regularly.

How to use this study: bring a copy to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

On Mar, 14, 2019

265,956 people who take Ibuprofen and Naprosyn are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Ibuprofen vs Naprosyn drug comparison reports.

Drugs in this study:

  • Naprosyn (naproxen)
  • Ibuprofen (ibuprofen)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects:

  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Drug Ineffective
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  4. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  5. Arthralgia (joint pain)
  6. Dizziness
  7. Vomiting
  8. Diarrhoea
  9. Anxiety
  10. Pain In Extremity
  1. Drug Ineffective
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  4. Vomiting
  5. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  6. Anxiety
  7. Diarrhoea
  8. Dizziness
  9. Pyrexia (fever)
  10. Arthralgia (joint pain)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

  1. Anxiety
  2. Depression
  3. Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  4. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  5. Vomiting
  6. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  7. Dizziness
  8. Diarrhoea
  9. Injury
  10. Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  1. Anxiety
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  4. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  5. Depression
  6. Emotional Distress
  7. Injury
  8. Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
  9. Chest Pain
  10. Cholelithiasis (the presence or formation of gallstones in the gallbladder or bile ducts)

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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