What is Naprosyn (Naproxen) used for?
Naprosyn (Naproxen) is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug which is used as a treatment for pain or swelling occurring as a result of different conditions, such as arthritis, tendinitis, gout, bursitis, ankylosing spondylitis or menstrual pain. It is also given to treat mild pain caused by headaches, toothaches, backaches and to reduce fever. This drug reduces the hormones which cause swelling and pain to occur in the body.
How should I use Naprosyn (Naproxen)?
Patients taking Naprosyn (Naproxen) tablets to treat their symptoms should note that the dose required depends on the condition being treated. Some patients treating arthritis may be told to take it twice per day. If you are treating gout, you may be told to take them at 8 hour intervals, whereas patients treating pain may be told to take them every 6 to 8 hours as required. Do not exceed the maximum dosage as prescribed by your physician.
What are the side effects of Naprosyn (Naproxen)?
Some side effects of Naprosyn (Naproxen) include:
Patients should also note that this drug may sometimes cause more serious side effects. You should immediately consult your physician if you notice any side effects. In rare cases, this drug may increase the risk of a heart attack or serious internal bleeding.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Naprosyn (Naproxen). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.