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Anaprox is made up of naproxen, which is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Anaprox is a blue oral tablet available in 275mg.
Anaprox is used to reduce pain and swelling in a number of conditions. Some of the conditions include; rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, juvenile arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, gout, dental pain, headaches, menstrual cramps, and/or other mild to moderate pain.
Anaprox works by blocking certain substances in the body that cause inflammation and pain. This medication only helps treat the symptoms of the conditions, not the underlying condition itself.
Take this medication as directed to by your doctor.
Anaprox is taken usually 2 or 3 times a day with 8 ounces (1 full glass) of water.
Do not lie down within in the first 10 minutes of taking Anaprox.
To avoid an upset stomach, take this medication with milk, food, or an antacid.
For rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis:
Adults—275mg or 550mg two times a day, in the morning and evening. Your doctor may increase the dose up to a total of 1500mg per day.
For bursitis, tendinitis, menstrual cramps, and other kinds of pain:
Adults—550mg for the first dose, then 550mg every 12 hours or 275mg every 6 to 8 hours as needed. Your doctor may increase the dose up to a total of 1375mg per day.
For acute gout:
Adults—825mg for the first dose, then 275 mg every 8 hours until the attack is relieved.
Tell your doctor if you are allergic to naproxen or aspirin, or other NSAIDs like ibuprofen and celecoxib.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had;
This medication can cause stomach bleeding if daily use of alcohol and tobacco is combined with it.
This medication can make you more sensitive to light. Avoid tanning beds and sun lamps. Use sunscreen while using this medication if you will be in the sun, especially if it’s for a prolonged time.
Elderly patients may be more sensitive to side effects.
Speak to your doctor about the risk of miscarriage and trouble conceiving while using this medication.
Common side effects;
Less common side effects;
Speak to your doctor if;
What is the number 1 drug interaction with Anaprox?
Ketorolac. If you are taking ketorolac, it is likely your doctor will not treat you with Anaprox.
Should I avoid breastfeeding while taking Anaprox?
Yes. It is recommended you do not breast feed while taking this medication. Naproxen travels into breast milk and may cause undesirable effects on a nursing infant.
How long till Anaprox relieves my arthritis?
For conditions like arthritis, it may take as long as 2 weeks of daily use of Anaprox to feel results.
Will this drug affect lab tests?
It will not affect blood pressure tests, complete blood count tests, and liver/kidney function tests.
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