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Naprosyn Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Naproxen belongs to a class of drugs known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is used to treat pain and inflammation that are associated with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis. It is also effective in treating other mild to moderate pain such as menstrual pain, headache, and temporarily reduces fever.

Naprosyn Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dosage is 250-500 mg twice daily using regular naproxen tablets.
  • If you are taking EC-Naprosyn, the usual starting dose is 375-500 mg twice daily.

Uses of Naprosyn

  • Naproxen is used to treats pain, inflammation, and stiffness that may be occur by various conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and bursitis.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Naprosyn

Before taken Naprosyn 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 Naprosyn. Side effects may include:

  • Swelling due to fluid retention
  • Constipation
  • Skin eruptions
  • Difficult or labored breathing
  • Ringing in ears
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Itching
  • Bruising

Warnings and precautions before taking Naprosyn:

  • If you have kidney disease, liver disease, poorly controlled diabetes, stomach problems such as bleeding, ulcers and heart disease, swelling, blood disorders, asthma, then you should tell your doctor.
  • If you are allergic to naproxen, aspirin or other NSAIDs such as ibuprofen and ketoprofen or any other medications, then you should tell your doctor.
  • After taken Naprosyn medication, you may feel dizzy, drowsy, or depressed. So you should not participate in any activities that require more alertness such as drive a car or operate machinery.
  • You should also be avoided alcohol and tobacco, because it may lead to stomach bleeding.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Naprosyn 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 Naprosyn with the following:

  • Naproxen sodium
  • Sulfa drugs
  • Beta blockers
  • Probenecid
  • Blood-thinning drugs such as Coumadin
  • Phenytoin
  • Furosemide
  • Lithium
  • Methotrexate

After taken Naprosyn 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 Naprosyn overdose include:

  • Nausea
  • Seizures
  • Vomiting
  • Blurred vision
  • Stomach pain
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache

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