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Naprosyn 500 + Tablet

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Product introduction

Naprosyn 500 + Tablet is a pain-relieving medicine. It provides relief from pain and inflammation in conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, and juvenile arthritis. It also helps in relieving muscle and joint pain, headache, toothache, and menstrual cramps.

Naprosyn 500 + Tablet should be taken with food to avoid stomach upset and reduce side effects. In general, you should try to use the smallest amount necessary to control your symptoms, for the shortest possible time. You should take this medicine regularly while you need it. Try not to miss doses as it will become less effective if you do.

The most common side effects of this medicine include indigestion, abdominal pain, nausea, headache, rash, bruises, and edema. If any of these side effects do not resolve with time or get worse, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing the symptoms.

This medicine is generally considered safe but is not suitable for everybody. Before you take it, you should tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, asthma, blood disorders, or drink a lot of alcohol. Also, tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking to make sure you are safe. It is best to avoid drinking alcohol while using this medicine.

Uses of Naprosyn Tablet

Benefits of Naprosyn Tablet

In Pain relief

Naprosyn 500 + Tablet is used for short-term relief of pain, inflammation, and swelling in conditions that affect joints and muscles. It works by blocking chemical messengers in the brain that tell us we have pain. It can help relieve pain in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Take it as it is prescribed to get the most benefit. Do not take more or for longer than needed as that can be dangerous. In general, you should take the lowest dose that works, for the shortest possible time. This will help you to go about your daily activities more easily and have a better, more active, quality of life.

Side effects of Naprosyn Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Naprosyn

  • Indigestion
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Bruise
  • Edema (swelling)

How to use Naprosyn Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Naprosyn 500 + Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Naprosyn Tablet works

Naprosyn 500 + Tablet is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause fever, pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Naprosyn 500 + Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Naprosyn 500 + Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Naprosyn 500 + Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Naprosyn 500 + Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Naprosyn 500 + Tablet may make you feel dizzy, depressed, sleepy, tired, or make it difficult to sleep. It may also affect your vision. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CAUTION
Naprosyn 500 + Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Naprosyn 500 + Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Naprosyn 500 + Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Naprosyn 500 + Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Naprosyn Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Naprosyn 500 + Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

All substitutes

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No substitutes found for this medicine

Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed Naprosyn 500 + Tablet to relieve pain and inflammation.
  • Take it with food or milk to prevent upset stomach.
  • Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. Long term use may lead to serious complications such as stomach bleeding and kidney problems.
  • Do not take indigestion remedies (antacids) within two hours of taking Naprosyn 500 + Tablet.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Naprosyn 500 + Tablet as it can increase your risk of stomach problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of heart disease or stroke.
  • Your doctor may regularly monitor your kidney function, liver function and levels of blood components if you are taking this medicine for long-term treatment.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Propionic acid Derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
PAIN ANALGESICS
Action Class
NSAID's- Non-Selective COX 1&2 Inhibitors (propionic acid)

Interaction with drugs

Taking Naprosyn with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Nimsun, Neil, Esulide
Life-threatening
Brand(s): Oxy Triactin, Sioril
Life-threatening
Brand(s): Pyregin, Alpagin, Bral
Life-threatening

Patient concerns

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Migraine pain from 2 years I use tablet naprosyn 500 but not permanent relief
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
Start tab topamac 25 mg hs
Iam facing migraine since last 2 years and facing problem once in 2-3 days.taking naprosyn 250 and relief but need any permanent solution.pls guide.
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
start tab topamac 25 mg at nite daily
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FAQs

Q. Does Naprosyn 500 + Tablet help with pain?

Naprosyn 500 + Tablet is a pain killer and is used to reduce pain. It belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and is used to treat diseases of joints such as rheumatoid arthritis (including in children), osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis. It is also used to treat attacks of gout, muscle and bone disorders and painful periods.

Q. Can I take Naprosyn 500 + Tablet for a sinus infection?

Naprosyn 500 + Tablet may be given to reduce the pain and swelling associated with sinus infection. It does not, however, treat any infections, you would need antibiotics for the same. Consult a doctor for the treatment of sinus infection.

Q. Does Naprosyn 500 + Tablet raise blood pressure?

Naprosyn 500 + Tablet can raise your blood pressure, however, it is not a very common side effect. Talk to your doctor if you are a hypertensive (patient of high blood pressure) and you have been asked to take Naprosyn 500 + Tablet or you experience high blood pressure while taking Naprosyn 500 + Tablet.

Q. Does Naprosyn 500 + Tablet cause constipation?

Naprosyn 500 + Tablet can cause constipation, however, it is not a very common side effect. Talk to your doctor before if you experience constipation while taking Naprosyn 500 + Tablet.

Q. Does Naprosyn 500 + Tablet contain sulfa?

Naprosyn 500 + Tablet doesn't contain any sulfa substance.

Q. Is Naprosyn 500 + Tablet a controlled substance?

Naprosyn 500 + Tablet is not a controlled substance, however, it is available only when prescribed by a doctor.

Q. Is Naprosyn 500 + Tablet addictive?

Naprosyn 500 + Tablet has not been reported to have any addictive potential.

Q. Is Naprosyn 500 + Tablet safe?

Naprosyn 500 + Tablet is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Is Naprosyn 500 + Tablet a narcotic?

Naprosyn 500 + Tablet is not a narcotic medicine. It is a painkiller and belongs to the group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Q. Is Naprosyn 500 + Tablet safe in pregnancy?

Naprosyn 500 + Tablet should not be taken during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or you are planning to have a baby, tell your doctor before taking this medicine.

Q. Is Naprosyn 500 + Tablet a blood thinner?

Naprosyn 500 + Tablet is not a blood thinner. It is a painkiller and belongs to the group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Q. Is Naprosyn 500 + Tablet good for headaches?

Naprosyn 500 + Tablet can help in relieving a headache and has been used for treating migraine headaches. However, it has not been found to be very effective for the relief of migraine headaches as mentioned in some studies. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines for the relief of headache.

Q. Is Naprosyn 500 + Tablet over the counter?

Naprosyn 500 + Tablet is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It belongs to a class of prescription drugs.

Q. Can I take Naprosyn 500 + Tablet with oxycodone?

Naprosyn 500 + Tablet can be taken with oxycodone. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Naprosyn 500 + Tablet with prednisone?

Naprosyn 500 + Tablet and prednisone can increase the toxicity of each other. Talk to your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Naprosyn 500 + Tablet for cramps (painful periods)?

Naprosyn 500 + Tablet can be used for treating cramps (painful periods). Talk to your doctor before taking any medicines for cramps.

Q. Can I take Naprosyn 500 + Tablet for fever?

Naprosyn 500 + Tablet is not generally used to treat fever. It is a pain-killer and is used for treating various painful conditions. Consult a doctor if you have a fever as it is important to know the cause of fever before starting any medicines.

Q. Can I take Naprosyn 500 + Tablet for back pain?

Naprosyn 500 + Tablet can be used to treat muscle and bone disorders, so, it can help in relieving back pain. However, consult a doctor for the relief of back pain as it is important to find out the cause of back pain before starting any medicines.

Q. Can I take Naprosyn 500 + Tablet for a cold?

Naprosyn 500 + Tablet is not used to treat cold. Consult a doctor if you have a cold before taking any medicine.

Q. Can I take Naprosyn 500 + Tablet for a hangover?

Naprosyn 500 + Tablet is not used to treat a hangover.

Q. Can I take Naprosyn 500 + Tablet for gallbladder pain?

Naprosyn 500 + Tablet is not used to treat gallbladder pain. Consult a doctor if you think you have gall bladder pain as it is important to know the reason for pain before starting any medicines.

Q. Can I take Naprosyn 500 + Tablet for tonsillitis?

Naprosyn 500 + Tablet is not used to treat tonsillitis. Consult a doctor if you think you have tonsillitis as it would need to be diagnosed before the start of any treatment.

Q. Can I take Naprosyn 500 + Tablet for urinary tract infection (UTI)?

Naprosyn 500 + Tablet is not used to treat urinary tract infection (UTI) as it is a pain killer and you would need an antibiotic for the treatment of an infection. Please consult your doctor if you think you have urinary tract infection (UTI) as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment.

Q. Can I take Naprosyn 500 + Tablet for a toothache (dental pain)?

Naprosyn 500 + Tablet is a pain killer, so can be used for the treatment of a toothache (dental pain), however, please consult your doctor before starting any painkillers as there could be an underlying infection which needs to be taken care of along with.

Q. Does Naprosyn 500 + Tablet make you sleepy?

Naprosyn 500 + Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or tired and may cause blurred vision and you need to be careful while driving or operating any machinery. Talk to your doctor before taking Naprosyn 500 + Tablet.

Q. Does Naprosyn 500 + Tablet work immediately?

Naprosyn 500 + Tablet starts working immediately as it is absorbed quickly from the gastrointestinal tract. Some pain relief occurs after a few hours, however, the full effect is seen after a couple of weeks. Please consult your doctor for more details.

Q. Does Naprosyn 500 + Tablet expire?

Yes, Naprosyn 500 + Tablet does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.

Q. Does Naprosyn 500 + Tablet have aspirin in it?

Naprosyn 500 + Tablet does not contain aspirin. These are two different drugs which belong to the same group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Q. Does Naprosyn 500 + Tablet get you high?

Naprosyn 500 + Tablet does not get you high. It has not been reported to have any addiction potential.

Q. Does Naprosyn 500 + Tablet work?

Naprosyn 500 + Tablet works if used for the right indication at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Can I take Naprosyn 500 + Tablet for the treatment of flu?

Naprosyn 500 + Tablet is not recommended for the treatment of flu. Talk to your doctor if you have flu before taking any medicines. It is a self-limiting condition and you may not need to take any treatment for this.

Q. Can I take Naprosyn 500 + Tablet for swollen glands?

Naprosyn 500 + Tablet may be given to reduce the pain and swelling associated with the swollen glands. It does not, however, treat any underlying infections if any, you would need antibiotics for the same. Consult a doctor before taking any antibiotics.

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