Naproxen

 

General English name: Naproxen

Brand: Naprosyn®, Vimovo

Application: Relieves pain and inflammation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Naproxen Pharmaceutical Forms

Naproxen hybrid brand

Naproxen Drug Information

Amount and method of taking naproxen

Contraindications to naproxen

Naproxen use during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of naproxen on driving and working with machines

Naproxen drug interactions

Special warnings and precautions while taking naproxen

Side effects of naproxen

Naproxen overdose (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of naproxen

 

 

 

 

 

Naproxen Pharmaceutical Forms

Tablet

 

Naproxen hybrid brand

Vimovo: Naproxen in combination with esmoprazole

 

Naproxen Drug Information

Anti-inflammatory painkillers such as naproxen are sometimes called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or simply "anti-inflammatory drugs". Naproxen is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis pain, pain due to heavy menstrual bleeding, and back pain. Naproxen relieves pain and inflammation.

Naproxen is known to inhibit cyclo-oxygenase enzymes. It works by blocking the action of cyclooxygenase enzymes. Cyclooxygenase enzymes are involved in the production of chemicals that stimulate the response to the disease, and by blocking the action of cyclooxygenase enzymes, the stimulants are not released. As a result, by blocking the effect of the COX enzyme, the symptoms of pain and inflammation in arthritis are reduced.

 

Amount and method of taking naproxen

Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with naproxen. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.

The dose and amount of naproxen varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised:

If naproxen is used for a long-term condition (such as arthritis), it should be given to adults at a dose of 500 to 1 gram per day and should be taken as a single dose. The dose of naproxen for children depends on the age of the child.

For short-term pain (such as muscle / tendon pain), the usual dose is 250 mg, which is needed four times a day. It is often recommended that 500 mg be taken for the first dose.

For gout, the usual dose is 750 mg for the first dose and then 250 mg every eight hours.

If you buy naproxen for menstrual cramps, take 250 mg three times a day for up to 3 days.

Dosage Vimovo is one tablet twice a day before meals.

It is best to take naproxen with a glass of milk after a meal to avoid side effects such as indigestion. If you are taking Vimovo tablets, this medicine should be taken at least 30 minutes before a meal.

Do not take any antacids before or after naproxen, as these drugs affect the protective coating of the drug and interfere with the function of naproxen.

If you forget to take your daily dose of naproxen at the right time but soon forget to take it; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to naproxen

Note the expiration date of the naproxen medicine and do not take it if the medicine you are taking has expired.

Never give naproxen to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with naproxen, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Naproxen use during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily and without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of naproxen on driving and working with machines

Naproxen may make you dizzy or drowsy, so make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

 Naproxen drug interactions

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some drugs that may interact with naproxen include aliskiren, ACE inhibitors such as captopril, lisinopril, angiotensin II receptor blockers such as vosartan, and losartan. Cidofovir, corticosteroids (such as prednisone), lithium, methotrexate, and diuretic pills or "water pills" such as furosemide.

Do not take antacids (including famotidine, ranitidine, proton pump inhibitors such as omeprazole) with naproxen. These drugs may affect the coverage of these drugs and cause the drug to spread rapidly and increase the risk of side effects.

Label all your medicines, especially painkillers or fever (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)) such as celecoxib

(celecoxib), aspirin, ibuprofen (ibuprofen) and ketorolac (ketorolac)) because their ingredients are similar to naproxen and may make the side effects of this medicine more severe. If your doctor prescribes low-dose aspirin (usually 81-325 mg per day) to prevent a heart attack or stroke, you should definitely take this medicine. Be sure to talk to your pharmacist about taking this medicine with other medicines. consult.

Naproxen may increase the risk of bleeding if used with other medicines that cause bleeding. These include antiplatelet drugs such as clopidogrel, "blood thinners" such as dabigatran / enoxaparin / warfarin.

Naproxen may interfere with certain laboratory tests, causing test results to be erroneous. Tell your doctor or nurse that you have used this medicine before the test.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking naproxen

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking naproxen:

  • If you have asthma or any allergic disorder.
  • If you have ever had a stomach ulcer or duodenal ulcer.
  • If you have inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.
  • If you decide to have a baby, if you are pregnant or if you are breast-feeding.
  • If you have kidney or liver problems.
  • If you have heart problems or vascular disorders or if you have poor blood circulation.
  • If you have high blood pressure.
  • If you are over 65 years old.
  • If you are a smoker.
  • If you have epilepsy or other brain health problems.
  • If your blood sugar and cholesterol levels are high.
  • If you have an unknown blood disorder called porphyria.
  • If you have ever had a blood clot problem.
  • If you have connective tissue diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (an inflammatory disease also called lupus or SLE).
  • If you are currently taking certain medications. These include all available medicines, whether prescribed or used by your doctor, such as herbal medicines and supplements.
  • If you have ever been allergic to a particular drug.

 

Side effects of naproxen

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

Indigestion, heartburn, digestive problems: Remember to take the medicine with food or a glass of milk. If these problems persist, talk to your doctor.

Feeling sick and nauseous: Eat simple foods and plenty of water.

Diarrhea and constipation: Drink plenty of water to replenish lost water.

Important Note: If you experience any of the following unusual but serious symptoms, stop taking naproxen and contact your doctor immediately for advice:

• If you have any breathing problems such as wheezing, shortness of breath.

• If you have any signs of an allergic reaction such as swelling around the mouth or face or itchy pimples.

• If you have black or bloody stools or vomit blood or have abdominal pain.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to naproxen.

 

Naproxen overdose (drug poisoning)

Do not take naproxen more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as severe stomach pain, severe drowsiness, shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of naproxen

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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