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Anaprox Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Naproxen is in a class of drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It works by reducing hormones that may cause inflammation and pain in the body. Naproxen is also effective in treating other mild to moderate pain, such as menstrual pain, headache, toothache, and temporarily reduces fever.

Anaprox Dosage

  • For the treatment of Mild to Moderate Pain, Menstrual Cramps, the usual starting dose is 550 milligrams every 12 hours.
  • For the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, and Ankylosing Spondylitis, the usual starting dose is 275 milligrams or 550 milligrams 2 times a day.

Uses of Anaprox

  • Naproxen is used to reduce pain, inflammation, and stiffness that may be caused by many conditions, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, injury, abdominal cramps associated with menstruation.
  • Naproxen is also used to treat Paget's disease of bone and Bartter's syndrome.

Side Effects of Anaprox

Before taken Anaprox medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Anaprox. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Rash-like symptoms
  • Ringing in the ears

Warnings and precautions before taking Anaprox:

  • If you have kidney or liver disease. So you should be used this medicine with extra caution.
  • If you have heart disease or high blood pressure, then drug can increase water retention. It also may cause vision problems. So you should be used this medicine with extra caution.
  • After taken this medicine, then you may feel dizzy, or drowsiness. So you should not participate in any activities that require alertness such as driving and operate machinery.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Anaprox with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Anaprox with the following:

  • ACE inhibitors such as the blood pressure medication Capoten
  • Beta blockers, including blood pressure drugs such as Inderal
  • Certain water pills such as Lasix
  • Furosemide
  • Lithium
  • Methotrexate
  • Naproxen in other forms, such as Naprosyn
  • Oral diabetes drugs such as Micronase
  • Probenecid
  • Warfarin

After taken Anaprox if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Anaprox overdose include

  • Drowsiness
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

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