Naproxen

Do you sell this product? Register with us.

Naproxen Information

Naproxen is a prescription medicine. Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spondylitis are some of its major therapeutic uses. Naproxen also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The right dosage of Naproxen depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Common side effects of Naproxen include Belching, Bruising or discoloration. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Naproxen can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Naproxen go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

It is also important to note that Naproxen has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Severe effect on lactating mothers. It is important to know if Naproxen has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Naproxen related warnings section.

Naproxen is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Kidney Disease, Asthma as it can result in adverse effects. Other contraindications of Naproxen have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug reaction of Naproxen with other medicines has been reported. Refer to the list below for further details.

You should also be aware that Naproxen is safe while driving, and is addiction.

  1. Naproxen Benefits & Uses
  2. Naproxen Dosage & How to Take
  3. Naproxen Side Effects
  4. Naproxen Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Naproxen with Other Drugs
  6. Naproxen Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Naproxen
  8. Naproxen Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Naproxen Benefits & Uses

Naproxen is used to treat the following -

  1. Fever
  2. Headache
  3. Joint Pain
  4. Muscle Pain
  5. Osteoarthritis
  6. Rheumatoid Arthritis Primary
  7. Spondylitis Primary
  8. Gout
  9. Knee Pain
  10. Wrist Pain
  11. Leg Pain
  12. Chikungunya
  13. Bursitis
  14. Back Pain
  15. Slipped Disc
  16. Foot Pain
  17. Sciatica
  18. Fractured Ankle
  19. Fractured Bones
  20. Fractured Breastbone
  21. Fractured Collarbone
  22. Fractured Elbow
  23. Fractured Eye Socket
  24. Fractured Finger
  25. Fractured Foot
  26. Fractured Forearm
  27. Fractured Hand
  28. Fractured Hip
  29. Fractured Jaw
  30. Fractured Lower Leg
  31. Fractured Nose
  32. Fractured Rib
  33. Fractured Toe
  34. Fractured Upper Arm
  35. Fractured Upper Leg
  36. Fractured Wrist
  37. Sprain
  38. Heel Pain
  39. Spondylosis
  40. Varicocele
  41. Testicular Pain
  42. Tendon Injury
  43. Separated Shoulder
  44. Finger injury
  45. Migraine
  46. Cervical Pain
  47. Bone Pain
  48. Costochondritis
  49. Bunions
  50. Bone Spur
  51. Spine Fracture
  52. Rib Pain
  53. Spinal Pain
  54. Muscle Tear
  55. Pinched Nerve (और पढ़ें - नस दबने की समस्या दूर करने के घरेलू उपाय)

Naproxen Dosage & How to Take

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Log in to view medicine dosage

Ingredients of Naproxen

Naproxen

Naproxen Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Naproxen is used -

Naproxen Related Warnings

Is the use of Naproxen safe for pregnant women?

Naproxen has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Naproxen without medical advice.

Severe

Is the use of Naproxen safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding, may experience serious side effects after taking Naproxen. So it is adviced to consult the doctor before using it.

Severe

What is the effect of Naproxen on the Kidneys?

There may be some severe side effects of Naproxen on your kidney. Do not take it unless a doctor says so.

Severe

What is the effect of Naproxen on the Liver?

Naproxen has very mild side effects on the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Naproxen on the Heart?

The heart can be affected by Naproxen. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it and consult your doctor. You should restart the medicine only after medical advice.

Moderate

Severe Interaction of Naproxen with Other Drugs

Naproxen should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Naproxen Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Naproxen unless your doctor advises you to do so -

Frequently asked Questions about Naproxen

Is this Naproxen habit forming or addictive?

Naproxen is not addictive in nature.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Naproxen will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

Safe

Is it safe?

Naproxen is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

There is no benefit of taking Naproxen for mental disorders.

No

Naproxen Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Naproxen

Information is not available on the interaction of any foods with Naproxen, due to a lack of research on this.

Unknown

Interaction between Alcohol and Naproxen

Consuming Naproxen with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

Severe

Naproxen FAQs

Question over 1 year ago

Can I take Naproxen with paracetamol?

Dr. Kuldeep Meena MBBS, MD , Pulmonology

Yes, Naproxen can be taken with paracetamol. No harmful drug interaction has been reported between them. It is safe to take Naproxen along with paracetamol if it does not exceed recommended doses. 

Question about 2 years ago

How does Naproxen work?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

Naproxen contains naproxen (which is a pain-killer) that works by reversibly inhibiting enzymes (cyclooxygenase-1 and -2 also known as COX-1 and -2) which produces prostaglandin. Prostaglandin is presumed to be responsible for causing pain and inflammation in the body. Inhibition of these enzymes results in decreased synthesis of prostaglandins which provides relief to the patient from pain and inflammation caused by arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.

Question about 2 years ago

Can I discontinue Naproxen on my own without doctors advice?

Dr. Amit Singh MBBS , General Physician

No, Naproxen should not be discontinued without doctors advice. Since it is a prescription drug, you are recommended to always consult a doctor before discontinuing this medicine.

Question about 2 years ago

How to take Naproxen?

Dr. Rahul Poddar MBBS, DNB, MBBS, DNB , General Surgery

Naproxen can be taken 1-2 times in a day or as advised by your doctor. It can be taken with food or milk to avoid nausea and other stomach related problem. Precautions must be taken in patients with heart diseases, peptic ulcer, and improper liver or kidney function. You should strictly take this drug if prescribed only.

Question over 1 year ago

Is Naproxen a pain-killer?

Dr. Sameer Awadhiya MBBS , Pediatrics

Yes, Naproxen is a pain-killer because it contains naproxen that belongs to the class of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) which possess analgesic (pain-killer) activity. It works by reversibly inhibiting enzymes (cyclooxygenase-1 and -2 also known as COX-1 and -2) which produces prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are responsible for causing pain in the body. Inhibition of these enzymes results in decreased synthesis of prostaglandins which provides relief to the patient from pain.

This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

References

  1. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 893-894
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 201
  3. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Naprelan® (naproxen sodium)
  4. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Naprosyn® (naproxen)
  5. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Naprosyn® (naproxen)