250-500 mg twice/day
- abdominal pain
- difficult or labored breathing
- drowsiness or nausea
- swelling due to water retention
- ringing in ears
- skin eruptions
Naprosyn detailed information:
Naprosyn (naproxen) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve symptoms of arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile arthritis) such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain. Naproxen also helps relieve symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis, which is a type of arthritis that affects the joints in the spine. This medicine may also be used to treat mild to moderate pain, including acute gout and other painful conditions such as bursitis, tendonitis, or menstrual cramps. It is an effective analgesic.
However, this medicine does not cure arthritis and will help you only as long as you continue to take it. Naproxen may reduce the blood pressure lowering effects of blood pressure medications. This may occur because prostaglandins play a role in the regulation of blood pressure.
Naprosyn works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. It works by reducing the levels of prostaglandins, chemicals that are responsible for pain, fever and inflammation. Naproxen blocks the enzyme that makes prostaglandins (cyclooxygenase), resulting in lower concentrations of prostaglandins. As a consequence, inflammation, pain and fever are reduced.
Naprosyn may be taken with food or an antacid, and with a full glass of water to avoid stomach upset. Avoid taking it on an empty stomach. If you are sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to naproxen, you should not take this drug. Also, if aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs have ever given you asthma or nasal inflammation or tumors, you should not take this medication.
For further information about NAPROSYN, consult with your doctor.