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Normally, your cells grow and die in a controlled way. Cancer cells keep growing without control. Chemotherapy is drug therapy for cancer. It works by killing the cancer cells, stopping them from spreading, or slowing their growth. However, it can also harm healthy cells, which causes side effects.

You may have a lot of side effects, some, or none at all. It depends on the type and amount of chemotherapy you get and how your body reacts. Some common side effects are fatigue, nausea, vomiting, pain, and hair loss. There are ways to prevent or control some side effects. Talk with your health care provider about how to manage them. Healthy cells usually recover after chemotherapy is over, so most side effects gradually go away.

Your treatment plan will depend on the cancer type, the chemotherapy drugs used, the treatment goal, and how your body responds. Chemotherapy may be given alone or with other treatments. You may get treatment every day, every week, or every month. You may have breaks between treatments so that your body has a chance to build new healthy cells. You might take the drugs by mouth, in a shot, as a cream, or intravenously (by IV).

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I took one Aleve at 3:30 PM and by 6:30 PM I had extreme abdominal pain lasting several hours and now the next day I still am uncomfortable. I will never take Aleve again!!

After taking aleve i was taken to the emergency room with a servere case of cellulitus on my hand and in my nose. The swelling itching and blisters were absolutely horrible and this pain lasted for days even after taking antibiotics and even having a

AFTER TAKING TWO ALEVE PILLS, I WOKE UP WITHIN TWO HOURS ITCHING IN THE PALM OF MY HANDS FIRST, THEN ALL OVER MY BODY. RASHES APPEARED, SWELLING AND HEART BEATING VERY FAST. MY LIPS LOOKED LIKE I HAD BOTOX . AL

Constant/terrible diahria and voimiting and nausea

Dry mouth/thirst

Extream skin itching

Got rash on legs and buttocks after using Aleve. Not painful...what should I do? Of course I stopped using it.

Have 2 herniated discs and shoulder tendonitis. Aleve relived shoulder pain better than cortisone shot. Am concerned about effects on creatinine though as mine is high normal.

How long should i take aleve?

I don't take anything but Aleve for mild joint pain. Nothing works as well for me--I only need to take 1 or 2 per day, but only on the days I have the joint pain. I always eat something first (a cracker) so it dosent't upset my stomach. I h

45 yr old male, went to dentist had a lot of calc buildup, gave me peridex, told me it might be a little strong might need to cut it down or test it first, he gave this to me, I didnt read the label or anything I thought it was just a mouthwash WARNI

Anthony, thank you. I thought I was going nuts. Weight gain would be an understatement. Bloating and gas too. Not sure I want to continue this and I have not been on the 'full' dose --- misread the label and am happy I d

Hi i need information toward somatropin label price?

I had a devastating experience with this drug. I had been using Flexeril for back and neck pain but found it no longer as effective. I asked my doctor if there was something stronger. He prescribed Baclofen. Having not read the label carefully, m

I have been on 20 mg of Cipralex for over 3 years. It does it's job and I do not experience anxiety. In doing your homework, you will see Cipralex is for anxiety which is part of the 'depression' family. One does not label the other. One of the bigg

I have been sick with allergies/asthma/sinusitis for over a week and when I took Mucinex DM I made sure to read the label carefully. My carton said to take 1 every 12 hours and no more than 2 in 24 hours. After taking the first pill it had no effect

I haven't had an abortion induced but the medicine label clearly states to use two forms of protection. If the patient has unprotected sex, that the patient's problem. Every doctor visit my doctor stressed to me how much the medicine could

I may try Lyrica off label for GAD and PD as well as some antidepressive effects I read in journals, articles. Lyrica has been approved for GAD in Europe but hasn't gotten the FDA approval for it here yet. The above poster, Case Report #Self-49

I take Centrum Silver and wanted a label that I could read.

Is a GG 40 with a Sandoz label made in a different laboratory than a GG 40 with a Geneva label? (I know they are both 10 mg of amitriptyline.) Thank you. Appreciate reply as soon as possible.

OFF LABEL USE Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
RankStatusStudy
1 Recruiting Naproxen in Preventing DNA Mismatch Repair Deficient Colorectal Cancer in Patients With Lynch Syndrome
Condition: Precancerous Condition
Interventions: Drug: naproxen;   Other: placebo;   Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Outcome Measures: Change in PGE2 concentration levels in normal colorectal mucosa;   Minimal biologically effective dose of naproxen defined by modulation of PGE2 levels;   Response defined as >= 30% reduction in PGE2 levels;   Incidence of toxicity graded according to National Cancer Institute Common Criteria for Adverse Events (NCI CTCAE) version 4.0;   Naproxen concentrations in plasma samples;   Naproxen concentrations in normal colorectal mucosa;   PGE-M levels in urine samples;   Change in number of polyps observed in the rectosigmoid area;   Changes in the microRNA profile of the normal colorectal mucosa;   Changes in gene expression mRNA profiles of the normal colorectal mucosa;   Changes in the mutational rate of the normal colorectal mucosa
2 Unknown Trial of Naproxen to Evaluate Various Methods of Measuring Analgesic Effect in Osteoarthritis Pain of the Knee
Condition: Osteoarthritis, Knee
Interventions: Drug: Naproxen;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Efficacy of naproxen vs. placebo;   Safety
3 Not yet recruiting Efficacy and Safety of a Fixed-dose Combination of Naratriptan and Naproxen in Acute Treatment of Migraine.
Conditions: Migraine;   Headache
Interventions: Drug: naratriptan + naproxen;   Drug: naratriptan;   Drug: naproxen
Outcome Measures: Headache relief 2 hours after dosing, without use of rescue medication;   Headache relief 4 hours after dosing, without use of rescue medication;   Maintenance of pain relief between 2 and 24 hours after dosing, without use of rescue medication;   Pain-free response 2 and 4 hours after dosing, without use of rescue medication;   Maintenance of pain-free response between 2 and 24 hours, without use of rescue medication;   Freedom from nausea, vomiting, photophobia and phonophobia 2 and 4 hours after dosing;   Maintenance of freedom from nausea, vomiting, photophobia and phonophobia between 2 and 24 hours after dosing, without use of rescue medication;   Recurrence of pain between 2 and 24 hours after dosing, without use of rescue medication;   Proportion of subjects who used rescue medication between 2 and 24 hours after dosing, at least once;   Safety descriptive about occurence of adverse events, evaluation of results of general physical examination.
4 Unknown Efficacy and Safety of a Fixed-dose Combination of Naratriptan and Naproxen in Acute Treatment of Migraine
Conditions: Migraine;   Headache
Interventions: Drug: Fixed-dose combination of naratriptan + naproxen;   Drug: Naratriptan;   Drug: Naproxen
Outcome Measures: Headache relief 2 hours after dosing, without use of rescue medication.;   Headache relief 4 hours after dosing, without use of rescue medication;   Sustained headache relief over 24 hours, without use of rescue medication;   Pain-free response 2 and 4 hours after dosing, without use of rescue medication;   Sustained pain-free response over 24 hours, without use of rescue medication;   Freedom from photophobia, phonophobia and nausea 2 and 4 hours after dosing, without use of rescue medication;   Sustained freedom from photophobia, phonophobia and nausea from 2 through 24 hours after dosing, without use of rescue medication;   Proportion of subjects who used rescue medication between 2 and 24 hours after dosing, at least once;   Safety descriptive about occurence of adverse events, evaluation of results of general physical examination.
5 Recruiting Celecoxib Versus Naproxen for Prevention of Recurrent Ulcer Bleeding in Arthritis Patients
Conditions: Arthritis;   Cardiovascular Diseases;   Cerebrovascular Disorders
Interventions: Drug: Celecoxib(drug);   Drug: Naproxen(drug)
Outcome Measures: Recurrent ulcer bleeding within 78 weeks according to pre-specified criteria;   Cardiovascular events
6 Not yet recruiting Efficacy of Co-administration of an NSAID With a Dopamine Agonist In Healthy Subjects
Condition: Acute Pain
Interventions: Drug: Naproxen;   Drug: Sinemet;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measure: VAS pain scale
7 Not yet recruiting Effect of L-dopa In Subacute Back Pain Population
Condition: Sub-acute Back Pain
Interventions: Drug: Naproxen;   Drug: Carbidopa/Levodopa;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measure: VAS pain scale
8 Recruiting Efficacy of Sumatriptan With Naprosyn in Migraine With Aura
Condition: Migraine With Aura
Interventions: Drug: sumatriptan with naprosyn;   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measures: Primary outcome measure will be comparative percentage of patients pain free at 2 and 4 hours from initiating treatment with placebo vs treatment with Treximet (sumatriptan with naprosyn).;   Secondary outcomes will be percentage of patients with pain relief at 2 and 4 hours.
9 Recruiting NOLAN: Naproxen or Loratadine and Neulasta
Condition: Bone Pain in Stage I - III Breast Cancer
Interventions: Drug: Naproxen;   Drug: Loratadine
Outcome Measures: Bone pain (all grade) in cycle 1;   Bone pain (all grade) by cycle (2-4) and across cycles;   Severe (grade 3/4) bone pain by cycle and across cycles;   Subject reported bone pain;   Maximum Subject Reported bone pain;   Area under the Curve for subject-reported bone pain;   Adverse Event and Serious Adverse Events;   Severity of Adverse Events
10 Unknown Naproxen for Acute Pain After Surgery: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial
Condition: Pain, Postoperative
Interventions: Drug: naproxen;   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measures: cumulative opiate dose administered, as recorded on the computerized medication administration record (CMAR);   patient reported pain scores;   side effects of study medication and opiate analgesia
11 Recruiting The Effect of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Naproxen on Pleural Effusion Formation After Lung Resection
Conditions: Pleural Effusion;   Pleural Effusion Malignant
Interventions: Drug: Naproxen;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Change in volume of pleural effusion collected;   Hospital length of stay; compared between intervention and control arms;   Gastrointestinal complications;   General re-admission rates;   Total number of days chest tubes remain in-situ
12 Recruiting Prospective Randomized Evaluation Of Celecoxib Integrated Safety Vs Ibuprofen Or Naproxen
Condition: Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Interventions: Drug: celecoxib;   Drug: Ibuprofen;   Drug: Naproxen
Outcome Measures: The first occurrence of cardiovascular death (including hemorrhagic death), non-fatal myocardial infarction, or non-fatal stroke (APTC composite endpoint).;   The occurrence of Clinical Significant Gastrointestinal Events (CSGIEs);   Patient's Assessment of Arthritis Pain (VAS);   The first occurrence of a MACE defined as the composite of cardiovascular death (including hemorrhagic death), non-fatal MI, non-fatal stroke, hospitalization for UA, revascularization or hospitalization for TIA
13 Not yet recruiting Colchicine Or Naproxen Treatment for ACute gouT
Condition: Gout
Interventions: Drug: Low-dose colchicine;   Drug: Naproxen
Outcome Measure: Change in pain intensity
14 Recruiting A Safety Study of VIMOVO in Adolescents With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)
Condition: Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)
Interventions: Drug: VIMOVO 250/20;   Drug: VIMOVO 375/20;   Drug: VIMOVO 500/20
Outcome Measures: Incidence of severity of AEs and SAEs.;   Change in serum iron/total iron binding capacity (serum iron/TIBC), Vitamin B12, and magnesium.;   Change from baseline in vital signs, physical examination results and clinical laboratory tests.;   Pharmacokinetic (PK) in terms of characteristics of VIMOVO (naproxen / esomeprazole).
15 Not yet recruiting Placebo In Chronic Pain
Condition: Chronic Back Pain
Interventions: Drug: Naproxen;   Drug: Placebo;   Drug: Omeprazole
Outcome Measure: VAS pain scale
16 Recruiting A Randomized Study of Three Medication Regimens for Acute Low Back Pain
Condition: Acute Low Back Pain
Interventions: Drug: Naproxen;   Drug: Cyclobenzaprine;   Drug: Oxycodone/ acetaminophen
Outcome Measure: Roland Morris low back pain functional disability scale
17 Recruiting Low Level Laser Therapy Versus Pharmacotherapy in in Improving Masticatory Muscle Pain
Condition: TMD
Interventions: Radiation: low level laser therapy;   Drug: Naproxen
Outcome Measure: reduction of paim measured by VAS
18 Recruiting Comparison Of Ketorolac Tromethamine Versus Naproxen For Moderate to Severe Back Pain Treatment
Condition: Back Pain
Interventions: Drug: Ketorolac Tromethamine;   Drug: Naproxen
Outcome Measures: Efficacy of treatment in back pain relief based on Visual Analog Scale (VAS).;   Safety will be evaluated by the adverse events occurrences
19 Not yet recruiting Comparison Of Ketorolac Tromethamine Oral Drops Versus Naproxen For Moderate to Severe Back Pain Treatment
Condition: Back Pain
Interventions: Drug: Ketorolac Tromethamine;   Drug: Naproxen
Outcome Measures: Efficacy of treatment in back pain relief based on Visual Analogic Score (VAS).;   Safety will be evaluated by the adverse events occurrences
20 Unknown Ictal and Interictal Inflammatory Markers in Migraine
Condition: Migraine
Interventions: Drug: sumatriptan/naproxen sodium;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measure: Blood levels of proteins will be evaluated at baseline when subjects are pain-free and then repeated during an acute attack, both prior to drug administration and then at 30 minutes, 1 hour and 2 hours after acute treatment.