Naprosyn is a medication containing the active ingredient Naproxen. This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which are often utilized for their analgesic (pain relieving), antipyretic (fever reducing), and anti-inflammatory properties.
Naprosyn is primarily used to relieve pain and inflammation associated with a variety of conditions, including arthritis (such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis), tendinitis, bursitis, gout, or menstrual cramps.
How to Use
Take Naprosyn exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. The tablets can be swallowed whole with a glass of water and are best taken with food or milk to prevent stomach upset. Do not lie down for at least 10 minutes after taking this drug.
How It Works
Naprosyn works by blocking the production of prostaglandins, substances in the body that cause inflammation and pain. By inhibiting the enzyme cyclooxygenase, Naprosyn prevents the formation of these prostaglandins, thereby relieving the associated symptoms.
The primary benefits of Naprosyn include its effectiveness in managing pain, reducing inflammation, and lowering fever. These effects can significantly improve the quality of life for individuals suffering from chronic inflammatory conditions.
Common Side Effects
Common side effects of Naprosyn may include nausea, heartburn, headache, drowsiness, and dizziness. Although these side effects are generally mild, if they persist or worsen, contact your healthcare provider.
Dosage and Administration
The dosage of Naprosyn depends on the medical condition and response to treatment. For example, for rheumatoid arthritis, the usual dosage is 500 to 1000 mg daily, given as two doses. Always follow your healthcare provider’s instructions regarding the dosage.
Naprosyn should not be taken if you have ever had a severe allergic reaction to naproxen or other NSAIDs, or if you have a history of heart disease, high blood pressure, or gastrointestinal bleeding. Always inform your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, as Naprosyn may interact with them.
Naprosyn should be stored at room temperature, between 15-30°C (59-86°F), away from light and moisture. The medication should be kept in its original container and out of reach of children.