Naprosyn SR (Naproxen)
What is Naprosyn SR (Naproxen) used for?
Naprosyn SR (Naproxen) is an oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) prescribed to treat patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, acute gout, severe menstrual pain, or inflammation caused by sprains or strains. The medication stops the action of chemicals in the body that cause the pain and swelling associated with these conditions. Your doctor may also prescribe it for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Naprosyn SR (Naproxen)?
Naprosyn SR (Naproxen) is typically taken once daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual instructions will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a snack or meal is suggested prior to use if you experience nausea. Never chew, split, or crush the tablets before taking them to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to make sure you are using it correctly.
What are the side effects of Naprosyn SR (Naproxen)?
Side effects that may occur while using Naprosyn SR (Naproxen) include:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are severe headaches, unusual weight gain, sensitive skin, easier bruising, chest pain, difficulty breathing, vomiting up a substance resembling coffee grounds, urinary retention, darkened urine, discoloured stools, jaundice, or a severe skin reaction. Inform your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the necessary changes are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop further health complications from occurring.
Do not begin using Naprosyn SR (Naproxen) if you have severe heart failure, an active ulcer, intestinal bleeding, or if you have had an allergic or negative reaction to other NSAID medications. Also discuss any other conditions you have with your doctor that may cause complications with treatment. These can include if you are elderly or have a history of asthma, connective tissues diseases, hypertension, blood vessel diseases, high cholesterol, inflammatory bowel disease, digestive tract conditions, poor circulation, angina, heart failure, or decreased liver or kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Naprosyn SR (Naproxen) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Naprosyn SR (Naproxen) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.