Prescription Naproxen as Good as Narcotic Painkillers for Low Back Pain

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Naproxen — a drug available over-the-counter and by prescription — appears to provide as much relief for low back pain as a narcotic painkiller or a muscle relaxant, a new study suggests. Adding narcotic painkillers (oxycodone) or muscle relaxants (cyclobenzaprine also known as Amrix) to naproxen therapy didn’t help pain or function any more than naproxen alone. Via MedlinePlus. Posted October 20, 2015.

–Alanna McCatty


Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty is founder and CEO of McCatty Scholars, an organization that devises and implements financial literacy programs for students to combat the nationwide issue of the loss of educational opportunity due to the ramifications of burdensome student debt. At MedShadow, she reports on new findings and research on the side effects of prescription drugs. She is a graduate of Pace University.


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