Naprosy naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used used to relieve pain and swelling (inflammation) from various conditions. It used for relief of symptoms of osteoarthritis (the arthritis caused by age-related wear and tear on bones and joints), rheumatoid arthritis in adults and juvenile arthritis, relief of signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis, reducing swelling and relieving pain caused by gout, relieving the signs and symptoms of tendonitis and bursitis. Naprosyn teblets are recommended for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in order to obtain the maximum dosage flexibility based on the patient's weight.
Naprosyn drug is also indicated in the relief of mild to moderate pain and for the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea. And is also used for headache, minor pain of arthritis, backaches, menstrual cramps, muscular aches, toothaches, the common cold, temporary reducing fever. It also reduces pain, swelling, and joint stiffness caused by arthritis, bursitis, and gout attacks. Reducing these symptoms helps you do more of your normal daily activities.
This medicine works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Naproxen works by reducing the levels of prostaglandins, chemicals that are responsible for pain, fever and inflammation. Naproxen blocks the enzyme that makes prostaglandins (cyclooxygenase), resulting in lower concentrations of prostaglandins. As a consequence, inflammation, pain and fever are reduced. In certain conditions (e.g.,arthritis), it may take up to 2 weeks of regular use before the full benefits of this drug take effect.
Directions for use:
Take Naprosyn tab by mouth with a full glass of water unless your doctor directs you otherwise. Do not lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking this drug. If stomach upset occurs while taking this medication, take it with food, milk, or an antacid. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. In certain conditions (e.g., arthritis), it may take up to two weeks, taken regularly, before the full benefits of this drug take effect. If you are taking this drug on an "as needed" basis (not on a regular schedule), remember that pain medications work best if they are used as the first signs of pain occur. If you wait until the pain has significantly worsened, the medicine may not work as well.
Naprosyn belongs to a group of pain relief medications.
Naprosyn Safety Info
Since Naprosyn medicine is sometimes taken as needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are taking the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Symptoms of a Naprosyn overdose may include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, confusion, drowsiness, black or bloody stools, coughing up blood, shallow breathing, fainting, or coma.
Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor. This drug should not be used with the following medications because very serious interactions may occur: high doses of aspirin and related drugs (salicylates), cidofovir, other NSAIDs (e.g., ketorolac).
Do not take more than 1,500 mg of Naprosyn per day. To minimize side effect risks (e.g., stomach bleeding), use this medication at the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible length of time. Do not increase your dose or take it more often than prescribed. For ongoing conditions such as arthritis, continue taking it as directed by your doctor.
Naprosyn medication should be used only when clearly needed during the first 6 months of pregnancy. It is not recommended for use during the last 3 months of pregnancy due to possible harm to the unborn baby and interference with normal labor/delivery.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis: 250-500 mg
- Acute Gout: 750 mg, followed by 250 mg every 8 hours until the symptoms are relieved
- Mild to Moderate Pain, Menstrual Cramps, Acute Tendinitis, and Bursitis: 500 mg, followed by 250 mg every 6 to 8 hours as needed
- Juvenile Arthritis: 10 mg per 2.2 pounds of body weight, divided into 2 doses
Naprosyn Side Effects
- upset stomach, mild heartburn or stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation
- bloating, gas
- dizziness, headache, nervousness
- skin itching or rash
- blurred vision
- ringing in your ears