Naproxen: Uses, Dosage & Side Effects

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Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It mainly works by the reducing hormones which are responsible for the inflammation and pain in the body. It mainly used to treat the pain caused by the many conditions such as arthritis.

Naproxen is also used to treat arthritis in children’s

Information about Naproxen:

It can increase the heart attack or stroke, mainly in the case of high doses, do not use this medicines before heart surgery. It may also cause stomach bleeding. These are the main warnings that appear when the usage of Naproxen if you observe these symptoms seek emergency doctors help such as weakness, chest pain, problems with speech and vision. Avoid alcohol it may increase the stomach bleeding

Dosage pattern of naproxen:

Ankylosing spondylitis:

It is about 250-500mg to be taken orally twice a day

Controlled release:

It is about 750-1000mg to be taken orally once a day

Delayed release:

It is about 750-1000mg to be taken orally once a day

For osteoarthritis:

It is about 7.5mg to be taken orally as a 15mg once a daily,

Rheumatoid arthritis:

It is about 100-200mg to be taken orally twice daily.

Rheumatoid arthritis:

It is about 7.5mg to be taken orally as a 15mg once a daily,

Pediatric dose

Rheumatoid arthritis:

It is about 0.125mg/kg to be taken orally once a day

Maximum dose: 7.5mg to be taken orally once a day

Naproxen overdose:

Seek medical attention, if following overdose symptoms appeared in the body

 Symptoms of overdose:

  • Weight gain
  • Trouble breathing
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Thirsty
  • Shortness of breath

  Naproxen side effects:

Severity: major

More common

  • Sore throat
  • Sneezing
  • Swelling of face
  • Skin rash
  • Fever
  • Cough

Less common:

  • Blurred vision
  • Abnormal growth of breast
  • Confusion
  • Chills
  • Cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Earache
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Heartburn
  • Increased urination
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased hunger
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Nerve pain
  • Stiff neck
  • Stomachache
  • Sweating
  • Vomiting

Severity: minor

More common

  • Runny nose
  • Heartburn
  • Insomnia
  • Pain in throat
  • Gas
  • Back pain

Less common:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Constipation
  • Bone deformity
  • Breast pain
  • Bloody urine
  • Decreased height
  • Painful urination
  • Hair loss
  • Increased sweating
  • Inflammation
  • Loss of hearing

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