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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Naprelan

These comments are made for the purpose of discussion and should NOT be used as recommendations for or against therapies or other treatments. An individual patient is always advised to consult their own physician.

Naprelan and Light Flashes [posted 7/30/98]
Question: I have been taking Naprelan for about 6 months and I am experiencing flashes of light so bright I can hardly see. They don't last long. I'm wondering if this could be caused by this drug.

Answer: I suppose, but it sounds like retinal or vitreal detachment. Not usually due to the Naprelan. However, I would stop the drug and see if it abates. You should see you eye doctor.

Question: I went to my primary care physician with only two complaints. 1) I'd had a low grade fever for about a month (never over 102 degrees) 2) an occasional headache with it. No other symptoms. He gave me a 10 day sample supply of Naprelan. When I looked it up, it says its for arthritis and rheumatism. I have neither of those. Is there some reason he told me to take these samples that isn't obvious to the layman?

Answer: I'm not familiar with Naprelan unless it is a brand name for Naprosyn. However, it is probably a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory. These drugs are used for a variety of inflammatory conditions(including arthritis) since other than steroids, there is no alternative. He is giving you the anti-inflammatory to decrease the cause of the fever.

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