About the drug:
Naproxen is an NSAID or non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. This medication reduces hormones in the body that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Naproxen is sold under various trade names
Uses of the drug:
Naproxen is used for relief from pain or inflammation induced by conditions such as Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Tendinitis, Bursitis, Gout, or menstrual cramps. Naproxen may also be given for conditions other than migraine headaches.
Working of the drug:
Naproxen is derivative of phenylpropionic acid. It posses having analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic activities. The drug naproxen is thought to work by inhibiting enzyme complex prostaglandin synthetase, and thus subsequently reducing the synthesis of prostaglandins from arachidonic acid.
This eases the various symptoms of pain and headaches.
Naprosyn is manufactured by Sunpharma. It is available on our websites in various pack sizes and you can buy Naprosyn 500 mg online from alldaychemist.com.
Dosage form and strengths:
Naproxen is available in the tablet form in the following strength of the active ingredient:
Naprosyn 500 mg
You can buy Naprosyn 500 mg online at alldaychemist.com.
Before you take the drug:
Do not take the drug if you:
Are allergic to Naproxen or any other ingredient of the drug
Are pregnant (use it only when clearly needed). Clearly discuss the risks and benefits of the drug before using it.
Are breastfeeding, then ask your doctor as it is still unknown that whether this medicine passes into the breast milk or not.
Are below 18 years of age, it’s not recommended for children
Are above 65 years of age
Tell your doctor if you:
Have severe belly cramps
Have or have had liver disease
Bleeding or obstruction in the stomach and intestine
How much to take the drug?
The dosage of the drug varies according to the patient’s condition and the quantity of the drug recommended. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so. Also, do not take this medication after the prescribed period is over. All medications come with a patient leaflet. Refer the instructions in them for detailed information on that particular medication.
How to take the drug?
- Take Naproxen immediately or as soon as possible after your notice any pain. You may be given this medication under medical supervision initially to check if it causes any severe side effects.
- Take one whole Naproxen tablet with a glass of water. Do not crush or break the tablet. If your pain doesn’t subside completely even after taking this medication or relapses after going away, take another dose after 2 hours. Do not exceed the limit of 200mg of Naproxen oral tablets. If your condition doesn’t improve further, seek immediate medical attention.
For how long to take it?
Ask your doctor about the time period for which the drug must be taken. Take the tablet every day continuously until your doctor tells you to stop.
You may need urgent medical attention as you may experience problems with the rhythm of your heart. Your heartbeat may be faster or slower than usual. Even if you do not feel any signs symptoms of poisoning due to overdose go to the nearest hospital or call your doctor immediately.
Take the dose as soon as you remember, and then go back to taking it as you would normally. If it is less than 12 hours to the next dose, do not take the dose you have missed. Do not take a double dose to make up for the one that you overlooked.
Side effects of the drug:
A serious side effect due to Naproxen usage is rare. The side effects felt are similar to Sumatriptan. However, few people may experience some serious side effects like blue colored nails, coldness in hand or feet, hearing changes, seizures, or mood changes. This medication may increase the level of serotonin in the body and rarely cause a serious condition called serotonin syndrome or toxicity. The risk of this happening increases if you take other drugs that increase serotonin.
Call your doctor right away if you get any serious side effect due to this medication. Some of the common side effects of Naproxen are flushing, tingling sensation, numbness, prickling, warm feeling, chest/jaw/neck tightness, weakness, drowsiness, or giddiness.
If any of these conditions persist or deteriorate, get immediate medical attention.
The side effects that are listed above are not a complete set of side effects due to Naproxen. You may experience some other side effects.
Common drug interactions:
Some anti depressant drugs can interact with Naproxen. Inform your doctor if you are already taking an antidepressant such as Citalopram, Desvenlafaxine, Duloxetine, Escitalopram, Fluoxetine, Fluvoxamine, Paroxetine, Sertraline, or Venlafaxine. Also let your doctor know about all other medications and related products that you may be using. Never start a new medication without thorough medical screening and advice.
Things to remember:
- Be sure to make all your appointments with your doctor so your progress can be checked
- Avoid alcoholic beverages
- Do not give this medicine to anyone even if the symptoms are same
|US Brand Name||Naprosyn|
|Manufacturer||Themis Pharma, India|
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