What is Noflam (Naproxen) used for?
Noflam (Naproxen) is an oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat patients who are suffering from inflammatory conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, tendinitis, or acute gout. The medication prevents the actions of chemicals in the body that cause the pain, swelling, and irritation associated with these conditions to increase comfort and flexibility. Your doctor may also prescribe it for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Noflam (Naproxen)?
Noflam (Naproxen) should be taken according to the instructions of your doctor to get the best results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet administered each day, but your particular instructions will be determined by your weight, age, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is suggested prior to use if you experience nausea. Never split or crush the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Noflam (Naproxen)?
Some patients using Noflam (Naproxen) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include severe headaches, chest pain, difficulty breathing, unusual swelling, sensitive skin, easier bruising, stiff muscles, urinary retention, darkened urine, discoloured stools, jaundice, or a severe skin reaction. Immediately inform your doctor as soon as you experience any unusual or worrying symptoms to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your application frequency to prevent further complications from occurring.
Noflam (Naproxen) should not be used to treat patients who are allergic to NSAID medications or who have severe heart failure, an active peptic ulcer, or active bleeding of the digestive tract. You are also suggested to inform your doctor if you have diabetes, heart failure, hypertension, inflammatory bowel disease, a history of asthma, a history of allergies, systemic lupus, high cholesterol, peripheral arterial disease, or reduced liver or kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Noflam (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.
Noflam (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.