Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug which is used to treat headaches, muscle aches, backaches, tendonitis, dental pain, and menstrual cramps.
Naproxen is known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to relieve pain and swelling (inflammation) from various conditions by reducing hormones. It is used to treat headaches, muscle aches, backaches, tendonitis, dental pain, and menstrual cramps. It also reduces pain, swelling, and joint stiffness caused by arthritis, bursitis, and gout attacks.
Use Naproxen exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Take this medication by mouth with a full glass of water. Do not lie down for at least 10 minutes after taking this drug. To prevent stomach upset, take this medication with food, milk, or an antacid. Do not take more than 1,500 mg of naproxen per day.
Before taking Naproxen you should talk with your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease, polyps in your nose, stomach ulcers or bleeding, asthma, heart attack, stroke, or blood clot, high blood pressure, heart disease, if you smoke. Do not drink alcohol while taking Naproxen. Alcohol can increase the risk of stomach bleeding. This medication should not be used right before or after heart bypass surgery.
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to naproxen, aspirin or other NSAIDs. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is not recommended in children under 2 years of age.
Possible side effect
Get emergency medical help if you have fever, increased sensitivity to light, swelling of your face, lips, chest pain, bloody stools, hives, weakness, urinating less than usual, skin rash, muscle weakness, slurred speech, problems with vision, difficulty breathing. Less serious side effects may include: nervousness, ringing in your ears, upset stomach, diarrhea, bloating, constipation. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor.
Tell your doctor if you are taking: ACE inhibitors (ramipril, captopril, benazepril, enalapril), blood thinner (warfarin), antidepressants (fluvoxamine, paroxetine, venlafaxine), methotrexate, diuretics (furosemide), non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (indomethacin, ibuprofen, naproxen, piroxicam), steroids (prednisone), lithium. Interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. Skip the missed dose if it is time for your next scheduled dose. Don't take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
If you think you have overdosed the medicine seek emergency medical help at once. The overdose symptoms are fainting, drowsiness, shallow breathing, vomiting, coughing up blood, nausea, confusion, stomach pain, bloody stools, coma.
Store the medicine at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store the drugs in the bathroom. Keep all drugs away from reach of children and pets.
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