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Naproxen uses

Naproxen information

Naproxen is an anti-inflammatory non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine. Naproxen Actavis's actions help reduce the chemicals found in the patient's organism that are usually responsible for the triggering of inflammation and pain.

Naproxen indications

Naproxen is a drug normally prescribed in the treatment of pain, stiffness or inflammation that are usually triggered by medical disorders such as Gout, Osteoarthritis, menstruation abdominal cramps, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, injury, buritis and tendonitis.

Naproxen could also be prescribed in the treatment of other medical conditions that have not been mentioned here.

Naproxen warnings

While the patient is following a treatment with Naproxen Actavis, he or she should avoid consuming big amounts of alcohol. It is recommended that alcohol drinks should be entirely avoided as they increase the danger of stomach bleeding. Therefore, if the patient is consuming more than 3 bottles of different alcoholic beverages he or she might not be allowed to start a treatment with Naproxen Actavis.

Naproxen can lead to drowsiness and dizziness. If you are following a treatment with this drug you should be careful while performing actions that require mental and physical alertness. The treatment with Naproxen should be carefully monitored in the case of patients suffering from any of the next medical disorders:

Allergic reactions to Aspirin

Bleeding disorder

Liver problems

High blood pressure

Heart failure

Congestive heart disease

Fluid retention


Kidney disease

Stomach bleeding

If you are suffering from any of these medical disorders you might not be allowed to start a treatment with Naproxen Actavis.

Naproxen is a Category B FDA pregnancy drug. Therefore it is not considered to be harmful to an unborn child. However, if you are pregnant, consult with your doctor before starting a treatment with Naproxen Actavis. Naproxen (one of Naproxen Actavis's main ingredients) can pass into breast milk. If you are nursing an infant you should consult with your doctor before starting a treatment with Naproxen Actavis.


Naproxen intake guidelines

Naproxen ought to be taken in just like your doctor told you to. Do not disobey the physician's instructions.

You should accompany each dose of the drug with a glass of water (from 6 to 8 ounces of liquid). Do not take Naproxen on an empty stomach as it can cause stomach upset. Do not stop your treatment with this drug without your doctor's consent even if you do not feel better after a few days of treatment.

Naproxen dosage

Ask your doctor to calculate the dose of Naproxen that suits you best. The correct dosage varies from one person to another, as it depends on a couple of factors.

Naproxen overdose

Reported Naproxen overdose symptoms are:


Excessive sweating


Tingling sensation in legs and arms

Blurred vision

No or little urine production

Shallow and slow breathing

Stomach pains


Ringing in the ears

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed here, you are in need of medical attention.

Naproxen missed dose

Naproxen can be taken in when you need it or on a regular basis. If you are following a treatment with Naproxen Actavis, try not to miss any of your doses. If you happen to miss one take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for another dose, skip the one that you have missed and continue with your regular schedule. You should not take in a double dose of this drug.

Naproxen side effects

Very serious side effects of Naproxen are bloody vomit or bloody stools.

Other dangerous side effects of Naproxen are:

Allergic reactions.


Muscle cramps

Mouth ulcers


Fluid retention


Ringing in the ears

Stomach cramps or stomach upsets, indigestion or heartburn

Other side effects of the drug are:






Dry mouth


Irregular menstruation

There are other mild side effects that can also occur if you are taking Naproxen Actavis. Inform your physician if you feel anything disturbing or unusual.

Naproxen drug reactions

You should inform your doctor if you are following a treatment with any of the drugs listed here:



Cold and cough medicines

Steroids (like prednisone)

Anti coagulants





If you are taking any of these drugs you may not be allowed to start taking Naproxen Actavis. Ask for your doctor's advice before you start a treatment with this drug.


Naproxen pharmaceutical active ingredients containing related brand and generic drugs:

infoActive ingredient is the part of the drug or medicine which is biologically active. This portion of the drug is responsible for the main action of the drug which is intended to cure or reduce the symptom or disease. The other portions of the drug which are inactive are called excipients; there role is to act as vehicle or binder. In contrast to active ingredient, the inactive ingredient's role is not significant in the cure or treatment of the disease. There can be one or more active ingredients in a drug.

Naproxen available forms, composition, doses:

infoForm of the medicine is the form in which the medicine is marketed in the market, for example, a medicine X can be in the form of capsule or the form of chewable tablet or the form of tablet. Sometimes same medicine can be available as injection form. Each medicine cannot be in all forms but can be marketed in 1, 2, or 3 forms which the pharmaceutical company decided based on various background research results.
Composition is the list of ingredients which combinedly form a medicine. Both active ingredients and inactive ingredients form the composition. The active ingredient gives the desired therapeutic effect whereas the inactive ingredient helps in making the medicine stable.
Doses are various strengths of the medicine like 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and so on. Each medicine comes in various doses which is decided by the manufacturer, that is, pharmaceutical company. The dose is decided on the severity of the symptom or disease.

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Naproxen destination | category:

infoDestination is defined as the organism to which the drug or medicine is targeted. For most of the drugs what we discuss, human is the drug destination.
Drug category can be defined as major classification of the drug. For example, an antihistaminic or an antipyretic or anti anginal or pain killer, anti-inflammatory or so.

Naproxen Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical codes:

infoA medicine is classified depending on the organ or system it acts [Anatomical], based on what result it gives on what disease, symptom [Therapeutical], based on chemical composition [Chemical]. It is called as ATC code. The code is based on Active ingredients of the medicine. A medicine can have different codes as sometimes it acts on different organs for different indications. Same way, different brands with same active ingredients and same indications can have same ATC code.

Naproxen pharmaceutical companies:

infoPharmaceutical companies are drug manufacturing companies that help in complete development of the drug from the background research to formation, clinical trials, release of the drug into the market and marketing of the drug.
Researchers are the persons who are responsible for the scientific research and is responsible for all the background clinical trials that resulted in the development of the drug.



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Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Naproxen?

Depending on the reaction of the Naproxen after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Naproxen not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Naproxen addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.



sDrugs.com conducted a study on Naproxen, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Naproxen consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.

Visitor reports

One visitor reported price estimates

What is your opinion about drug cost? Did you feel the cost is apt, or did you feel it is expensive?
The report given by the sDrugs.com website users shows the following figures about several people who felt the medicine Naproxen is expensive, and the medicine is not expensive. The results are mixed. The perception of the cost of the medicine to be expensive or not depends on the brand name of the medicine, country, and place where it is sold, and the affordability of the patient. You can choose a generic drug in the place of the branded drug to save the cost. The efficiency of the medicine will not vary if it is generic or a branded one.
Not expensive1

One visitor reported frequency of use

How often in a day do you take the medicine?
Are you taking the Naproxen drug as prescribed by the doctor?

Few medications can be taken Once in a day more than prescribed when the doctor's advice mentions the medicine can be taken according to frequency or severity of symptoms. Most times, be very careful and clear about the number of times you are taking the medication. The report of sDrugs.com website users about the frequency of taking the drug Naproxen is mentioned below.
Once in a day1

Three visitors reported doses

What is the dose of Naproxen drug you are taking?
According to the survey conducted among sDrugs.com website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 201-500mg. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.

Three visitors reported time for results

What is the time duration Naproxen drug must be taken for it to be effective or for it to reduce the symptoms?
Most chronic conditions need at least some time so the dose and the drug action gets adjusted to the body to get the desired effect. The stastistics say sDrugs.com website users needed 1 day to notice the result from using Naproxen drug. The time needed to show improvement in health condition after using the medicine Naproxen need not be same for all the users. It varies based on other factors.
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