Naprosyn is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, juvenile arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, tendonitis and bursitis, and acute gout. It is also used for the relief of mild to moderate pain, and for the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea. Naprosyn Suspension is recommended for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis for obtaining the maximum dosage flexibility based on the patient's weight.
Naprosyn comes as a regular tablet, an extended release tablet, and a liquid to take in orally. To avoid upset stomach, it is advised to take Naprosyn with a meal or with a glass of milk. The general dosage for treating arthritis is twice a day. For treatment of gout take regular tablets with an 8 hour interval between the doses. For relief of pain take an extended release tablet once a day or regular tablets every 6–8 hours.
You may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment or you may not be able to take Naprosyn at all if you currently have or have a history of- an allergy to aspirin or any other NSAIDs, have an ulcer or bleeding in your stomach, drink more than three alcoholic beverages a day, have liver, heart or kidney disease, have a coagulation (bleeding) disorder, congestive heart failure, fluid retention or have high blood pressure. This drug is in the FDA pregnancy category B. Which means that animal–reproduction studies have not demonstrated a fatal risk but there are no controlled studies in pregnant women, or animal–reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect (other than a decrease in fertility) that was not confirmed in controlled studies in women in the first trimester. Naprosyn should not be taken in the third trimester of pregnancy, as it id known that a similar drug effects the baby`s heart. It is known that Naprosyn passes into breast milk. Therefore, do not take Naprosyn without your doctor`s approval if you are pregnant, likely to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
If Naprosyn is taken on a regular schedule, take the Missed Dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the Missed Dose and take the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose. If Naprosyn is taken as needed, take the Missed Dose if it is needed.
Possible Side Effects
Some o the Possible Side Effects are- an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing, closing of the throat, swelling of the lips/ tongue/ face, or hives), muscle cramps, numbness, or tingling, ulcers (open sores) in the mouth, rapid weight gain (fluid retention), seizures, decreased hearing or ringing in the ears, yellowing of your skin or eyes (jaundice), or abdominal cramping, heartburn, indigestion, blood in vomit or bloody, black, or tarry stools. If you experience any of these side effects you should stop taking Naprosyn and seek medical attention immediately. Contact your doctor if you experience- dizziness or headache, nausea, diarrhea, or constipation, depression, fatigue or weakness, dry mouth, or irregular menstrual periods. If any other side effects occur, you should notify your doctor.
Naprosyn suspension should be stored at room temperature, avoid temperature above 40°C (104°F). Naprosyn tablets should be stored at room temperature and in tightly closed containers, Keep away from children and excess heat, light and moisture (not in the bathroom or near radiator).
If overdose is suspected, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the symptoms of overdose are- drowsiness, heartburn, indigestion, nausea or vomiting, seizures.
It is recommended to avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight and sun lamps, tanning beds, and treatments with UVA or UVB light, as Naprosyn may make your skin more sensitive to the sunlight. You should wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Avoid taking alcohol as combined with Naprosyn it may increase the risk of stomach bleeding. Do not take any other medications with Naprosyn without your doctor`s approval. Be careful when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities, as Naprosyn may cause dizziness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities
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