Comment from: Ian 65-74 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: January 21

Subscribed drug to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Absolutely no effect. Just as well I ate Smarties.

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Comment from: ICU Nurse 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: December 29

Not sure why people are so ignorant of their medications. This is Naprosyn Sodiun, same drug as Alleve and the side effects are from IT. The other drug is simply to try to buffer the harsh effects of Naprosyn Sodium on your G I tract. It's not a drug, but a combo, no different than taking the two seperate drugs together, but for really lazy people who cannot handle that.

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Comment from: Eastshield 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 12

Although this medication worked well for my arthritis and was seemingly tolerable because of the Nexium in the formula, after 6 months it caused severe and irreparable damage to the lining of my stomach. I ended up being hospitalized and was diagnosed with chronic, permanent microscopic colitis. I will have this condition for the rest of my life. If I could sue the manufacturer of this drug, I would.

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Comment from: RazzleDeb 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 09

Massive diarrhea and stomach pain. Affected my appetite. Had to stop treatment after a month

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Comment from: MamaDee 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 20

Worked great until I developed diarrhea!!!!

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Comment from: Denise 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 13

This drug caused heavy and unexpected bleeding. Will not take this again. Bleeding lasted for over 3 weeks only after being on this for 14 days. Heart rate spiked too - not worth the side effects

Comment from: JBoyd 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: July 04

I was prescribed this medication after having foot surgery. I took it for 5 days and noticed feeling like my blood pressure was high. Went to post op appointment and BP was 173/103. I had decided the night before not to take Vimovo anymore. The doctor agreed to stop the meds. If you have hypertension (high blood pressure) DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE. I have been in the hospital for 2 days trying to get my pressure down and relieve the pressure in my chest.

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Comment from: 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 07

I have been suffering from Achilles tendinitis since October 2017. I have tried physical therapy, deep tissue massages, stretching, ice and heat treatments. I called my dr. and he prescribed the Vimovo. I started taking it on Saturday, but Sunday night I couldn't sleep because of pain in my gut. I have not taken anymore. I'll go back to Advil and Turmeric.

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Comment from: Mppadilla3 45-54 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: April 17

I started taking Vimovo due to ulcers i develpoed from Naproxin. Been on it for over a year. It wasnt till I stopped that I noticed my severe agitation stopped too. I had horrible mood swings. Yes it worked for my Fibro and multiple back issues but made me miserable in other ways. Not to mention I still had ulcers.

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Comment from: SchefflerHusker 45-54 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: January 12

I started taking Vimovo 6 months ago and was taking 500 mg twice a day. It really did make a difference in my knees, but then I noticed that I was having a lot of stomach pain, constipation and not sleeping great. My doctor took me down to 1 a day and my knee went back to hurting like crazy. I decided to try 2 a day again and now I am having terrible stomach issues. I'm frustrated. At 50, I am not ready to have my knees replaced. I have lost 70 pounds and am trying to work out, but finding it impossible w/my knee pain. I just want something that will relief the knee pain for at least 10 years. UGH

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Comment from: 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 28

Severe vomiting and diarrhea while taking this medicine. Numbness to hands and feet also occurred. Pretty sure it was causing issues with either my live or gallbladder, as I was vomiting green bile.

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Comment from: Kcc 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: November 02

Vimovo is a bit scary to me, but it has been very helpful. Naproxen is known to raise bp and risk of stroke, while the proton pump inhibitor may raise issues with kidney function. However, I was gulping 1500 mg of aspirin OR 600 of naproxen per day anyway. That's scary, too. I found out that Vimovo has a long lasting effect for me. It keeps me relatively free of pain for 3 days. So, I take an a.m/p.m./a.m. dose and then run for 3 days without anything. Nothing. Just my own observations. Hope I haven't increased any side effects risks.

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Comment from: Shel 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 04

Vimovo has worked wonders for my arthritis pain. I was taking 4 Aleve a day plus 4 Nexium all OTC dose as prescribed by my physician. I am now able to take 1 Vimovo twice a day and it works great. No stomach burn or nausea. And a lot less pills !

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Comment from: KathyG 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 28

I have been taking for about a week. It works great on my severe arthritis hip pain, but I feel a little dizzy and keep having heart palpitations. Probably not for me long term.

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Comment from: 65-74 Male 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: October 16

Vimovo has been an improvement vs other NSAID drugs. Unfortunately, the drug companies price for it has resulted in it being removed from all Medicare Part D formularies. As a result out of pocket.drug costs will increase by $20,000+ dollars for 2016. So the current choice is to return to more severe rheumatoid arthritis pain with stiffness or take this helpful drug and have a financial heart attack. The manufacturer for this drug apparently wish to remove the fixed income senior population from their clientele. Prefer to purchase our meds in the USA, but for whatever reason some USA companies prefer to provide their products to other countries for less cost.

Comment from: Heidi 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: October 12

I have an infection in my jaws (a long story) which make my jaws klick when I open my mouth.It is just annoying, no actual pain. I was prescribed 2 bills a day. On fourth day I was so sleepy, slept almost the whole day, I didn't feel like eating, severe muscle painpain,headache and neck pain,I was drinking litres of juice, heartburn,no strenght at all and depressive thoughts. Quite soon after the evening med I vomited six times. This will be the end of my experiment with Vimovo.

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Comment from: Lmort53 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 10

The arthritis pain in my knee has almost completely been relieved which I am extremely pleased with - but the numbness in my hand & possible muscle weakness in my arms may cause me to cease taking the drug. I have been blaming these side effects on the arthritis in my neck, but sleeping has become almost impossible, which I read could also be a side effect as well. It seems that I was putting off going back to my physician that prescribed it for a bunch of silly excuses, but now that I will be out of town for a week, I wonder if I should stop using it? At first I thought it was the miracle I was hoping for relief for the pain in my knee, but I have to think twice now about it. Disappointed, but considering taking only one? I know that I need to consult with physician - but wanted to share that I thought it did a fantastic job for my knee arthritis..but worried about the increasingly possible side effects :(

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Comment from: Donna 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 24

Really no relief from pain. Felt very nauseous and had a tinny taste in my mouth the whole time. Quit taking over two weeks ago and while the nausea has gone away, my taste buds have not returned. Will not go back on.

Comment from: 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: July 03

I was given samples 2 different times, & was great no problems at all. Am trying to get my Ins. to approve it. Since been off my feet, ankles well from hips down feels like walking on toothpicks. My back wow hurts, spine area. Can not live on samples.


Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

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