Naprosyn 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
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10 Tablet(s) in Strip
Naproxen, which belongs to the group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), is a derivative of propionic acid.
Uses of Naprosyn 500mg Tab 10`S
- It is used for pain relief from conditions such as headache, muscle aches, tendonitis, dental pain, and menstrual cramps.
- It can also reduce pain, swelling, and joint stiffness because of arthritis, bursitis, and gout attacks.
Contraindications of Naprosyn 500mg Tab 10`S
- Allergic reactions in response to ibuprofen, aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories/analgesic drugs.
- Active or history of stomach/intestinal ulcers or active bleeding from these ulcers.
- History of asthma
- Urticaria (also called hives - red, raised, an itchy skin rash that is sometimes triggered by an allergen)
- Kidney diseases
Side effects of Naprosyn 500mg Tab 10`S
- Upset stomach, nausea, heartburn, headache, drowsiness, or dizziness may occur.
- It can lead to increased blood pressure, so it is important to regularly check your blood pressure.
- Serious side effects include easy bruising/bleeding, difficult/painful swallowing, hearing changes (such as ringing in the ears), mental/mood changes, signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine), unexplained stiff neck, vision changes, symptoms of heart failure (such as swelling ankles/feet, unusual tiredness, and unusual/sudden weight gain).read less
- It can rarely cause serious (or even fatal) liver disease.
Mode of Action of Naprosyn 500mg Tab 10`S
How Does It Work?
It works by inhibiting the body's production of certain natural substances that cause inflammation.
Directions for Use of Naprosyn 500mg Tab 10`S
You should take this medication orally as directed by your doctor with a full glass of water. It is recommended that you take it with food, milk, or an antacid.
Interactions of Naprosyn 500mg Tab 10`S
- ACE inhibitors (such as captopril, and lisinopril), angiotensin II receptor blockers (such as losartan and valsartan), cidofovir, corticosteroids (such as prednisone), lithium, "water pills" (diuretics such as furosemide).read less
- You should check all prescription and nonprescription medicine labels carefully because many medications contain pain relievers/fever reducers (aspirin and NSAIDs such as celecoxib, ibuprofen or ketorolac).read less
- These medicines are similar to naproxen and may increase your risk of side effects if taken together; however, if your doctor has directed you to take low-dose aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke (usually at dosages of 81-325 mg a day), you should continue taking the aspirin unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. Daily use of naproxen may decrease aspirin's ability to prevent heart attack/stroke.read less
- Talk to your doctor about using a different medication (such as acetaminophen) to treat pain/fever. If you must take naproxen, you should talk to your doctor about possibly taking immediate-release aspirin (not enteric-coated/EC), and then taking your naproxen at a different time after your aspirin. You should not increase your daily dose of aspirin or change the way you take aspirin/other medications without your doctor's approval.read less
- There are no known interactions of this medicine with food.
This medication may interfere with certain lab tests and possibly cause false test results. You should ensure lab personnel and all your doctors are aware that you are on this medicine.
Storage and disposal of Naprosyn 500mg Tab 10`S
The tablets should be stored in well-closed containers and temperatures exceeding 40 °C should be avoided.
Dosage of Naprosyn 500mg Tab 10`S
- You should inform your doctor immediately in the case of overdose.
- Symptoms of overdose include headache, heartburn, vomiting, nausea, epigastric pain, seizures, drowsiness, prolongation of clotting time leading to easy bruising, and a high risk of bleeding
Missed a Dose
You should take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. You should not take the missed dose along with the next regular dose. You should avoid taking a double dose in all circumstances.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should I avoid while taking naproxen?
- Avoid drinking alcohol.
- Avoid taking aspirin
- Ask your doctor before taking any other medication for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling.
- Ask your doctor before using an antacid because some antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb naproxen
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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