Brand NamesAleve, Anaprox, Comfort Pac with Naproxen, EC-Naprosyn, Leader Naproxen
What is Naproxen
NAPROXEN is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine can be also used for dental pain, headache, or painful monthly periods. Naproxen used for painful joint and muscular problems such as arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis.
Side effects of Naproxen
Side effects of Naproxen can include:
- black or bloody stools, blood in the urine or vomit
- blurred vision
- chest pain
- difficulty breathing or wheezing
- nausea or vomiting
- skin rash, skin redness, blistering or peeling skin, hives, or itching
- slurred speech or weakness on one side of the body
- swelling of eyelids, throat, lips
- unexplained weight gain or swelling
- unusually weak or tired
- yellowing of eyes or skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention:
Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of naproxen delayed-release tablets and other treatment options before you plan to use naproxen delayed-release tablets.
Naproxen delayed-release tablets are indicated:
- For the relief of the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
- For the relief of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis
- For the relief of the signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis
- For the relief of the signs and symptoms of juvenile arthritis
Naproxen as naproxen suspension is recommended for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in order to obtain the maximum dosage flexibility based on the patient’s weight.
Naproxen delayed-release tablets are not recommended for initial treatment of acute pain because the absorption of naproxen is delayed compared to absorption from other naproxen-containing products
Report your doctor if you have any of these conditions:
- cigarette smoker
- drink more than 3 alcohol drinks a day
- heart disease or circulation problems such as heart failure or leg edema (fluid retention)
- high blood pressure
- kidney disease
- liver disease
- stomach bleeding or ulcers
- an unusual or allergic reaction to naproxen, aspirin, other NSAIDs, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
This medicine is available in the following dosage forms:
- Tablet, Enteric Coated
- Tablet, Extended Release
Different dose strengths and formulations (i.e., tablets, suspension) of the drug are not necessarily bioequivalent. If you are changing formulation you should consider the difference between.
The initiating therapy recommends a strategy to choose a formulation and a starting dose likely to be effective for the patient and then adjust the dosage based on observation of benefit and/or adverse events. People who have renal or hepatic impairment or in elderly patients should decrease the dose.