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Naprosyn EC Tablets 500mg
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Use Naprosyn exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

The delayed-release tablet is a slower-acting form of Naprosyn and should be used only for treating arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis. Follow your doctor's instructions.

Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release or enteric-coated tablet. Swallow the pill whole. The extended-release pill is specially made to release medicine slowly in the body. The enteric-coated pill has a special coating to protect your stomach.

Shake the oral suspension (liquid) well just before you measure a dose. Measure the liquid with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.

If you use this medication long-term, you may need frequent medical tests at your doctor's office.

Store Naprosyn at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Since Naprosyn is used when needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are on a schedule, use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention.

What should I avoid?

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any cold, allergy, or pain medication. Many medicines available over the counter contain aspirin or other medicines similar to naproxen (such as ibuprofen or ketoprofen). Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much of this type of medication. Check the label to see if a medicine contains naproxen, aspirin, ibuprofen, or ketoprofen.

Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase your risk of stomach bleeding.

Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Naprosyn can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.

Naprosyn (naproxen) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Naproxen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.

Naprosyn is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, tendinitis, bursitis, gout, or menstrual cramps.

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Naprosyn: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using Naprosyn and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance;

  • black, bloody, or tarry stools;

  • coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;

  • swelling or rapid weight gain, little or no urinating;

  • nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);

  • bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness;

  • fever, headache, neck stiffness, chills, increased sensitivity to light, purple spots on the skin, and/or seizure (convulsions) or

  • severe skin reaction -- fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.

Common Naprosyn side effects may include:

  • upset stomach, mild heartburn or stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation;

  • bloating, gas;

  • dizziness, headache, nervousness;

  • skin itching or rash;

  • blurred vision; or

  • ringing in your ears.

Naprosyn may increase your risk of heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it long term or have heart disease. Do not use this medicine just before or after heart bypass surgery (coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG).

Naprosyn may also cause stomach or intestinal bleeding, which can be fatal. These conditions can occur without warning while you are taking naproxen.

You should not use Naprosyn if you are allergic to naproxen, or if you have a history of allergic reaction to aspirin or other NSAIDs.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to take this medicine if you have:

  • a history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot;

  • heart disease, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure;

  • a history of stomach ulcers or bleeding;

  • liver or kidney disease;

  • asthma;

  • polyps in your nose;

  • a bleeding or blood clotting disorder; or

  • if you smoke.

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Naproxen 500mg tablets should be taken TWICE daily, with a gap of at least six to eight hours between doses. They are normally taken with breakfast and your evening meal. Naproxen can be taken as required although it is often best to take it regularly for a number of days to help an acute injury such as a sprain or strain.

Always ensure Naproxen is taken with or after food.

If you miss a dose of Naproxen, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. You should never take more than two Naproxen 500mg tablets in 24 hours and ensure you leave a gap of at least six to eight hours between doses.

Whilst taking Naproxen you should ensure you avoid other medicines containing NSAIDs (e.g. aspirin, ibuprofen & diclofenac). 

You should try to avoid drinking alcohol as it may increase your risk of stomach bleeding.

Naproxen can cause you to burn more easily in direct sunlight. Ensure that you wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors. You should avoid tanning beds and sun lamps.

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It has a similar method of action of the over-the-counter medicine ibuprofen; it blocks chemicals that cause pain and inflammation at the site of injury. Naproxen is a stronger anti-inflammatory than ibuprofen and is used in moderate pain and inflammation or where ibuprofen has been ineffective.

Naproxen is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by conditions such as:

  • Back pain
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Gout
  • Menstrual cramps

Naproxen is thought to have less side effects than other anti-inflammatory drugs, with it being less harsh on the stomach than treatments such as ibuprofen or diclofenac. At The Indpendent Pharmacy we only supply Naproxen in gastro-resistant tablets, which means that they have an extra protective coating to help reduce the chance of side effects even further. Naproxen should always be taken with or after food to help protect the stomach lining.

Naproxen is suitable to purchase online for those with short-term, non-serious injuries that do not require a visit to the doctor. For serious injuries or long-term conditions, it is more appropriate to see your GP for examination and management.

Like all anti-inflammatory medicines, Naproxen can cause side effects. 

Common side effects can include:

  • Gastric side effects including upset stomach, heartburn, stomach pain, constipation, or diarrhoea. These can also include bloating and gas.
  • Dizziness & headache.
  • Blurred vision or ringing in the ears.
  • Skin itching and rash.

Some of these side effects may be less likely to occur if Naproxen is taken with or after food.

Naproxen can cause an allergic reaction in a very small number of people. You should not take Naproxen if you know you are allergic or if you have an allergy to any other anti-inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen, aspirin or diclofenac. If you suffer with an allergic reaction to Naproxen, symptoms may include: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. If any of these symptoms occur you should seek medical attention immediately.

You should stop taking Naproxen and see your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following symtpoms occur:

  • chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance;

  • black, bloody, or tarry stools;

  • coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;

  • swelling or rapid weight gain, little or no urinating;

  • nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);

  • bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness;

  • fever, headache, neck stiffness, chills, increased sensitivity to light, purple spots on the skin, and/or seizure (convulsions) or

  • severe skin reaction - fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.

Naproxen 500mg tablets can interact with some medicines and should not be purchased online if you are taking any of the following:

  • Other anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen or diclofenac.
  • Blood-thinners or medicines that reduce blood clotting such as heparin or warfarin.
  • corticosteroids such as prednisolone or dexamthasone.
  • diuretics (‘water tablets’) such as furosemide.
  • Medicines to treat high blood pressure such as captopril, ramipril or propranolol, losartan or candesartan.
  • Ciclosporin or tacrolimus
  • Mifepristone – do not take NSAIDs 8-12 days after mifepristone
  • SSRI antidepressants such as citalopram and fluoxetine.
  • Zidovudine.
  • Quinolone antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin.
  • Probenecid.
  • Methotrexate.
  • Bisphosphonates such as alendronic acid.
  • Colestyramine (take naproxen 1 hour before or 4 to 6 hours after colestyramine to avoid interference with absorption).
  • Lithium.
  • Hydantoins such as phenytoin.
  • Sulphonamides such as sulfamethoxazole.
  • Sulphonylureas such as glibenclamide or gliclazide.
  • Cardiac glycosides such as digoxin.

If you are taking any of the above medicines you should always check with your doctor before taking Naproxen as it can interfere with the action of your current medicines.

Naproxen should not be used during preganacy or breast-feeding.

Naproxen may cause a small increase in the risk of heart attack or stroke, especially when used long-term or if you have an existing heart disease. You should not use Naproxen before or after any kind of heart surgery.

Long-term use of Naproxen can cause internal bleeding of the stomach or intestines. This can be fatal if untreated. Whilst taking Naproxen you should always look out for stomach pain, indigestion, passing blood or black, tarry stools. If any of hese symptoms occur, seek medical treatment immediately.

You should see your doctor before taking Naproxen if you have:

  • a history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot;

  • heart disease, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure;

  • a history of stomach ulcers or bleeding;

  • liver or kidney disease;

  • asthma;

  • polyps in your nose;

  • a bleeding or blood clotting disorder; or

  • if you smoke.

About Sports Injury

Sports Injury Background

Injuries can be common during sport, especially during heavy exercise, contact sports or if you do not warm up properly. They often occur as a result of changing speed or direction quickly, landing awkwardly or colliding with an object or person. Sprains and strains are the most common sports injuries that affect the muscles and ligaments.

Sprains

Sprains affect the ligaments, the bands of tissue that connect the bones to one another. They are usually as a result of excess force being applied to a joint, such as the knees, ankles or wrists, resulting in the connecting ligament being torn, stretched or twisted.

Strains

Strains are a result of stretched or torn muscle fibres and usually occur in the lower back and legs. Strains occur as a result of the muscle fibres being stretched beyond their limits or being forced to contract too quickly.

Inflamed Joints

Inflamed joints can occur due to conditions such as tendonitis or bursitis. These are typically overuse injuries that onset slowly after prolonged periods of regular exercise. These are generally due to repetitive movements in sports such as cricket, tennis and golf, although they can occur in anyone whilst doing most sports.

Causes of sprains & strains

There are a number of factors that can increase your risk of getting a sprain or strain whilst exercising. The factors that increase the likeliness of injury include:

  • Low levels of fitness/conditioning: Low levels of fitness from a lack of regular exercise can make you muscles and ligaments weaker and less flexible. This increases the likeliness of developing an injury.
  • Poor technique: The way you distribute your weight whilst exercising will control the stress you place upon your joints. Having poor technique can increase stress on the joints and thus the likeliness of injury.
  • Insufficient warm up: Warming up before exercise increases blood flow to the muscles and increases flexibility. A thorough warm up helps to loosen muscles and increase the range of joint movement, both decreasing the risk of injury.
  • Tiredness/fatigue: When you are tired, your muscles are less likely to provide good support to your joints and your movements are less likely to be properly controlled.

Apart from the increased risks due to the factors mentioned above, sprains and strains are more common in two groups of people:

  1. People taking part in a sport for the first time: As different sports use specific muscle groups, people doing new sports are more likely to be injured the specific muscles and joints may not be used to the stress exerted on them.
  2. Serious athletes who have a frequent, heavy training schedule: Professional or experienced athletes who are training at the peak of their ability are at increased risk of injury due to the high stress placed on their muscles and joints.

Sports Injury Symptoms

The symptoms of sprains, strains and overuse injuries all present with similar symptoms with a few small differences due to area and nature of the injury.

Sprains

  • Pain around the joint
  • Being unable to fully support your weight on the joint
  • Being unable to bend or use the joint normally
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Tenderness

Strains

  • Pain in the affected muscle
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Spasms or cramps
  • Muscle weakness

Inflamed Joints

  • Pain around the joint
  • Being unable to support your weight on the joint
  • Being unable to bend or use the joint normally
  • Inflammation (swelling and redness)
  • Tenderness

Although most sports injuries are relatively minor and can be self treated, you should see a doctor if you have any of the following symptoms as they can be a sign of a more serious condition like a fracture:

  • Severe pain
  • You are unable to move the injured joint or muscle
  • The injured joint or muscle cannot support any weight
  • The injured area looks crooked or has unusual lumps or bumps
  • You have numbness, discolouration or coldness in any part of the injured area
  • There is no improvement in your symptoms after 2 – 3 days of self-treatment.

Sports Injury Diagnosis

Minor sprains, strains and other sports injuries can usually be self-diagnosed when it happens. It may be necessary to see a doctor if you experience any of the symptoms listed above that could suggest a more serious injury.

If you need to see a doctor to diagnose your injury, the affected joint or muscle will be examined to assess how severe your injury is. They will examine the following to ensure there is no serious injury or complications present: 

  • pain, discomfort and tenderness in the injured area
  • swelling and inflammation
  • any lumps and bumps not usually present
  • bruising or bleeding in the joint or muscle

The doctor will also assess how much you can move the injured joint or muscle and whether it is able to support any weight. In some circumstances an X-ray may be necessary if a serious injury is suspected.

Sports Injury Treatment

Most injuries can be self-treated at home without the need to see a doctor face-to-face. The three main principles of treating sports injuries are:

  1. PRICE therapy
  2. Avoid ‘HARM’
  3. Painkillers

 

PRICE Therapy

Protection - it is important to protect the injured joint or muscle from further injury, usually using a support or bandage. Ensure they are not too tight on the injured area to restrict blood flow.

Rest – immediately stop the activity that caused the injury and rest the injured area. You should try to avoid all use for the first 72 hours after the injury where possible.

Ice – you should apply ice wrapped in a damp towel to the injured joint or muscle for the first 48 hours to ease pain and reduce swelling. You should aim to ice the injured area for around 20 minutes every 3 hours.

Compression – use a support or bandage, as with ‘Protection’, on the injured area to reduce movement and prevent swelling. It should fit tightly around the injury but not so much as to restrict blood flow. Always ensure you remove any support or bandage before you go to bed.

Elevation – where possible, try to keep the injured area elevated to reduce swelling.


Avoid ‘HARM’

Heat – heat from baths, saunas or heat packs can open blood vessels making swelling worse.

Alcohol – drinking alcohol increases both bleeding (bruising) and swelling, increasing the amount of time an injury takes to heal.

Running – any form of exercise or activity that uses the injured area will place further strain on the area prolonging healing time and possibly resulting in a more severe injury.

Massage – massage stimulates blood flow, which will increase bleeding, and swelling immediately after an injury.

After injury you should avoid ‘HARM’ for the first 72 hours to increase the chances of fast healing.


Painkillers

Initial treatment of pain associated with sprains, strains and other sports injury should be paracetamol-based. Using regular paracetamol (2 tablets, four times daily) is recommended for initial pain relief, and then increasing to paracetamol and codeine (such as Solpadeine) if further pain relief is necessary.

After 48 hours, treatment with an anti-inflammatory is more appropriate, as they will help to reduce swelling and inflammation, as well as easing pain. Simple anti-inflammatories, such as ibuprofen, are available over-the-counter in our pharmacy section. However, where there is still moderate pain and/or swelling, our Online Doctor service is able to prescribe the stronger, prescription anti-inflammatory, naproxen.

The dose of naproxen is 1 tablet twice daily and it should be taken with or after food. Naproxen is both an effective painkiller and anti-inflammatory. 


Recovery Time

Recovery time depends on a number of factors such as the individual’s current health, the severity of the injury, where the injury has occurred and how well it is treated. As a rough guide you should be able to use the joint again after 1- 2 weeks of the injury, with full recovery taking 6 – 8 weeks. You should be aiming to return to sport 8 – 12 weeks after the injury.

Sports Injury Prevention

Stretching & Strengthening

You can reduce the risk of most sports injuries by strengthening and conditioning the muscles around your joints. This can be achieved as part of a physical conditioning programme that aims to improve both your strength and flexibility.

Taping, strapping, wrapping or wearing supports on joints should only ever be a short-term solution to help support a joint after injury and aid return to regular activity. Strengthening the joint is the long-term way to prevent injury and protect the joints.

 

Wear Appropriate Shoes

Footwear should always support the foot and ankle during work, leisure and sport. The level of support required and the specific type of shoe will depend on the activity undertaken. Avoid shoes when they become worn as this can increase risk of injury, especially is the wear is uneven. You should always get shoes from a specialist store for the use you require, where they can give you expert advice.

 

General Injury Prevention Advice

  • Do a proper warm up – a proper warm up should take around 10 minutes, work all of your body and increase you heart rate.
  • Cool down after exercise
  • Don’t over-exercise or exercise when you are tired
  • Eat a balanced diet  - this will ensure you get all the nutrients you require to sport the healthy development and maintenance of joints and muscles.

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