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What is Naprosyn (Naproxen) prescribed for?

This medication is used to relieve mild to moderate pain for a variety of conditions such as headaches, muscle aches and tendonitis, dental pain and menstrual cramps. However, it is also used to reduce pain, swelling and joint stiffness from arthritis. This is a broad term that covers a group of over 100 diseases. And it has everything to do with your joints. Such areas are your wrists, hips, fingers, and knees. Many of the symptoms include pain and stiffness in these areas.

This medication is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It functions by blocking out your body’s natural substances that cause the inflammation. And this form of naproxen is absorbed slowly and should not be used for pain that needs quick relief. Ask your doctor about using a different form of this drug or other medications for quick relief of pain.

This medication is taken by mouth, usually 2 to 3 times a day with a full glass of water. Make sure not to lie down for at least 10 minutes after taking this medication. If you are getting a upset stomach after taking this pill, you may take it then with food or milk.

Remember the dosage is based on your medical condition and your response to the treatment.  To reduce the risk of any stomach bleeding your doctor may start you at a lower dose and then gradually increase it as time goes on.  However, do not increase the dose yourself, and do not take this drug for longer then what has been prescribed to you.

For conditions such as arthritis, this medication make take up to 2 weeks for you feel the full effect. However if your condition persists or worsens speak with your doctor.


Before taking this medication, it is best to advise your doctor if you are allergic to Naproxen; or to aspirin or other NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen, celecoxib); or to any other gold or heavy metal compound; or to any other medications or allergies in general.

Before taking this medication, it is for the best to inform you doctor of you Medical history. Especially of;  asthma, aspirin-sensitive asthma (a history of worsening breathing with runny/stuffy nose after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs), blood disorders (such as anemia), bleeding/clotting problems, growths in the nose (nasal polyps), heart disease (such as previous heart attack), high blood pressure, liver disease, stroke, swelling (edema, fluid retention), stomach/intestinal/esophagus problems (such as bleeding, heartburn, ulcers).

Kidney problems can sometimes occur with the use of NSAID medications, including naproxen. Problems are more likely to occur if you are dehydrated, have heart failure or kidney disease, are an older adult, or if you take certain medications (see also Drug Interactions section). Drink plenty of fluids as directed by your doctor to prevent dehydration and tell your doctor right away if you have a change in the amount of urine.

Side Effects

Some of these side effects may occur when taking this medication; they are as follows; Upset stomach, nausea, heartburn, headache, drowsiness, or dizziness may occur However if any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor right away.

This medication may raise your blood pressure. Check your blood pressure regularly and tell your doctor if the results are high.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: easy bruising/bleeding, difficult/painful swallowing, hearing changes (such as ringing in the ears), mental/mood changes, signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine), unexplained stiff neck, vision changes, symptoms of heart failure (such as swelling ankles/feet, unusual tiredness, unusual/sudden weight gain).

This drug may rarely cause serious (possibly fatal) liver disease. Get medical help right away if you have any symptoms of liver damage, including: nausea/vomiting that doesn't stop, loss of appetite, stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.


What is Naproxen?

Naprosyn is a medication that is a pain reliever. So what is naprosyn used for exactly? When taken, it treats various conditions such as headache, muscle aches, tendonitis, dental pain, and menstrual cramps. It’s also known to help reduce pain, swelling, and joint stiffness caused by arthritis, bursitis, and gout attacks. When taken, this medication goes to work by blocking your body’s production of certain natural substances that cause the inflammation in the first place. Naprosyn comes in three different strengths which are 250mg, 375mg, and 500mg.  Currently, we only sell the generic of Naprosyn called Naproxen. If you have any questions regarding this medication or any inquiries in general, feel free to give us a call at our toll free number 1-877-385-8998.     


What are the side effects of Naprosyn?

Some of the more common side effects to this medication are as follows;  indigestion, heartburn, stomach pain, nausea, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, bruising, itching, rash, swelling or ringing in your ears. Keep in mind that these are not all of the side effects listed for this medication, and if you are experiencing any of these be sure to inform your doctor if they persist or worsen.


When was Naprosyn released?

Naproxen was initially approved or medical use with a prescription in 1976. And it received its approval as an over-the-counter medication in 1994.


How long does it take for Naproxen to get out of your system?

This medication has an elimination half-life of 12 to 17 hours. Which means it could be in your system for up to 3 to 4 days before it is completely out of your system.


How long does Naproxen take to work?

After taking this medication you should begin to feel better within 2 to 4 hours.  But keep in mind that it may take up to 3 days before you feel the full benefit of this medication.


How to take Naproxen?

This medication is usually taken 2 to 3 times a day with a full glass of water. Make sure to follow your doctor’s directions exactly. And do not lie down after taking this medication for at least 10 minutes. To prevent any kind of stomach upset you may take it with food, milk, or an antacid.


How much does Naproxen cost?

Naprosyn is an inexpensive medication considering it falls on Medicare’s Tier 1 of their formulary. And usually Tier 1 drugs are reasonably price drugs. However, you may find a more affordable option on an online Canadian Pharmacy such as My Drug Center. We have a starting price of $44.00 for 84 pills.

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