Is grinding up naproxen for migraines safe (mixing in water)? by Connie b. Dellobuono
Answer by Connie b. Dellobuono:
Naproxen as an NSAID is acidic. It maybe safe but long term but can be acidic to the cells causing ulceration. Reduce dosage for safety reasons. For migraines, visit www.clubalthea.com. Migraines can be a sign of lack of magnesium and Vit C and presence of stress, lack of sleep and other unknowns.
Naproxen (brand names: Aleve, Naprosyn, and many others) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) of the propionic acid class (the same class as ibuprofen) that relieves pain, fever, swelling, and stiffness.:665,673 It is a nonselective COX inhibitor, usually sold as the sodium salt.
It is the preferred NSAID for long-term use in people with a high risk of cardiovascular complications (for example, heart attacks or strokes),:665 due to its relatively low risk of such complications. Naproxen poses an intermediate risk of stomach ulcers compared to ibuprofen, which is low-risk, and indometacin, which is high-risk. To reduce stomach ulceration risk, it is often combined with a proton-pump inhibitor (a medication that reduces stomach acid production) during long-term treatment of those with pre-existing stomach ulcers or a history of developing stomach ulcers while on NSAIDs