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|Type of medicine||Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID)|
|Works by||Reducing inflammation and pain|
|Effective within||1-4 hours|
|Pack size||56 tablets|
|Strength||250 and 500 mg|
|Common side effects||Upset Stomach, Heartburn, Stomach Pain, Constipation or Diarrhoea, Bloating and Gas, Dizziness, Headache, Blurred Vision, Ringing in the Ears, Itching Skin and Rash|
|Use with alcohol||Avoid|
We stock 2 different variants of Naprosyn 250mg & 500mg EC Tablets
What is Naprosyn and what is it used for?
Naprosyn Tablets are a highly effective pain reliever and anti-inflammatory. They contain the active ingredient Naproxen, which is a non-steroid anti-inflammatory (NSAID). Both aspirin and ibuprofen are similar NSAIDs, however, Naprosyn is more powerful providing more substantial relief.
Naprosyn tablets can be purchased as either 250 mg or 500 mg in packs of 56. They are suitable for adults over the age of 18 years to relieve pain caused by sprains, strains, gout and arthritis that is also accompanied by swelling.
How does Naprosyn work?
Naprosyn is a branded version of the NSAID Naproxen. Naproxen helps to relieve pain and reduce inflammation by blocking the enzymes that cause this response. By preventing an inflammatory response at the site of injury or damage, Naprosyn noticeably diminishes symptoms, leaving you feeling more comfortable.
How quickly does Naprosyn work?
If you take Naprosyn exactly as directed you should begin to feel the effects of your treatment within 1 hour. Depending on the level of pain and inflammation you are experiencing it may take up to 3 days of regular use for you to feel the full benefits.
Naprosyn and other painkillers
Naproxen is the active ingredient in Naprosyn tablets. Naproxen is an NSAID, like aspirin and ibuprofen, but is recognised to be stronger, making it more effective at treating more severe pain and inflammation. Naproxen is thought to be a similar strength to another NSAID called Diclofenac, however, Naproxen is thought to be safer, causing fewer side effects.
Naproxen should not be taken at the same time as other NSAIDs, however, it is safe to take with other pain killers including paracetamol and opiate-based analgesics such as codeine and co-codamol.
- Do not take Naprosyn if you have ever suffered from a stomach or gut problem such as an ulcer or bleeding or you have severe liver, kidney or heart problems.
- You should speak to a doctor or pharmacist before using Naprosyn if you have a heart, liver or kidney condition or at risk of having a stroke, you have problems with your blood vessels or clotting disorder.
- You should also speak to a doctor or pharmacist before taking Naprosyn if you have an auto-immune disease or you have nasal polyps or rhinitis.
- If you are taking any other prescribed or non-prescribed medication you must speak to a doctor or pharmacist before taking Naprosyn as they may interact with each other.
Please take the time to read all the warnings and precautions detailed in the Patient Information Leaflet before taking Naprosyn.
Naprosyn and driving
Naprosyn can cause you to feel drowsy, dizzy or affect your vision. If you experience any of these side effects you should not drive and you must speak to a doctor for advice.
Naprosyn in pregnancy & breastfeeding
You should not take Naprosyn Tablets if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or within 3 months of having been pregnant. If you are struggling with pain and inflammation you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Naprosyn is for oral use only to treat pain and inflammation in adults over the age of 18 years. It should be used exactly as prescribed. Please read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly before use.
Take each dose with a small amount of water, with or after food.
For arthritis: The usual dose is 500mg twice a day.
For muscle, joint and tendon problems: The usual dose is 500 mg, followed by 250 mg every 6 - 8 hours as needed.
For gout: The usual dose is 750 mg, followed by 250 mg every 8 hours until your condition is improved.
Naprosyn contains the active ingredient: naproxen
The other ingredients are: povidone, magnesium stearate, croscarmellose sodium, water and iron oxide (E172).
Naprosyn side effects
Naprosyn, like other medications, can cause side effects. Side effects are more common when Naprosyn is not taken with or after food.
Common side effects can include:
- Upset stomach
- Stomach pain
- Constipation or diarrhoea
- Bloating and gas
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Itching skin and rash
In the uncommon circumstance that you suffer from an allergic reaction while taking Naprosyn, 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.
For full details regarding side effects please read the Patient Information Leaflet.