Generic Naprosyn 250 mg
Generic Naprosyn 500 mg
What is Naprosyn?
Naprosyn is a non-steroid anti-inflammatory pain reliever available in oral dosage form with different strengths. The main ingredient of the drug is Naproxen, a proprionic acid derivative, which belongs to the arylacetic acid group. It also contains inactive ingredients as iron oxide, magnesium stearate, croscarmellose sodium and povidone. The medicine is manufactured and distributed by Roche Pharmaceuticals.
When is Naprosyn indicated?
Naprosyn is indicated for relief of pain, inflammation, fever and stiffness of different origin. It is prescribed for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, migraine, dentalgia, gout, menstrual colic, bursitis, tendinitis, ankylosing spondylitis and kidney stones. Sometimes it is applied in primarily dysmenorrheal treatment. The medicine is approved for juvenile arthritis treatment in children over 2 years and can be used to subdue fever and relief pain in children over 12.
How to take Naprosyn?
Naprosyn dosage for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis usually is 250 – 500 mg q12h. In case pain persists after several weeks of the agent intake, the dosage can be up-titrated to a maximum of 1500 mg a day. For gout treatment the initial dose is 750 mg with subsequent 250 mg q8h until symptoms improve. For acute pain relief, including menstrual colic, the agent is administered in initial dose of 500 mg, with subsequent 250 mg when needed with a maximum of 1250 mg a day. For juvenile arthritis treatment in children over 2 years the dose is 5 mg/kg q12h.
What are Naprosyn side effects?
Naprosyn may spur the following side effects: abdominal pain, heartburn, nausea, constipation, dizziness, headache and tinnitus. More serious side effects, which require immediate medical attention, include chest pain, trouble breathing, rash, itching, swelling, bloody nose, intestinal bleeding, kidney or liver damage.
When is Naprosyn contraindicated?
Naprosyn is contraindicated at individual intolerance to naproxen sodium. To avoid anaphylaxis it shouldn’t be received by patients who experienced allergic reactions, urticaria or asthma after aspirin or other NSAIDs intake. It is contraindicated for pain relief on the background of coronary artery bypass surgery. Persons with a history of inflammatory bowel disease or ulcers must get the doctor’s approval for taking this drug.
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