Naproxen is a pain relieving medicine. It provides relief to pain and inflammation in conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing s... View More
Uses of Naproxen
Side effects of Naproxen
How to use Naproxen
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Naproxen is to be taken wi... View More
How Naproxen works
Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause fever, pain and i... View More
Rheumatoid arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis, Post-operative pain, Dysmenorrhea, Acute gout, Acute migraine attacks, Renal colic, Mild to moderate pain,... View More
Should be taken with food.
Adults Oral: Pain 500 mg PO initially, then 250 mg PO q6-8hr or 500 mg PO q12hr PRN; not to exceed 1250 mg/day naproxen base on day 1; subsequent d... View More
Pain >12 years 500 mg PO initially, then 250 mg PO q6-8hr or 500 mg PO q12hr PRN; not to exceed 1250 mg/day naproxen base on day 1; subsequent daily d... View More
Renal impairment: CrCl <30 mL/min: Use not recommended Severe: Contraindicated.
Hypersensitivity. Aspirin or NSAID allergy. Perioperative pain in the setting of CABG surgery. Pregnancy (3rd trimester).
Mode of Action
Naproxen, a propionic acid derivative, is a prototypical NSAID. It reversibly inhibits the cyclooxygenase-1 and -2 (COX-1 and -2) enzymes, thus resultin... View More
Patient w/ known CV disease or risk factors for CV disease, history of GI bleeding or peptic ulceration, fluid retention or heart failure. Hepatic and r... View More
1-10% Abdominal pain (3-9%),Constipation (3-9%),Dizziness (3-9%),Drowsiness (3-9%),Headache (3-9%),Heartburn (3-9%),Nausea (3-9%),Edema (3-9%),GI bleed... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy category: C; D in 3rd trimester or near delivery.
May enhance methotrexate toxicity. Reduced BP response to ACE inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor antagonists. Increased risk of serious GI events (e.... View More
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