Active ingredient: Naproxen Sodium

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Naproxen Sodium information

Naproxen Sodium is an anti-inflammatory non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine. Naproxen Sodium 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 Sodium indications

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

Naproxen Sodium warnings

While the patient is following a treatment with Naproxen Sodium 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 Sodium Actavis.

Naproxen Sodium 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 Sodium 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

Ulcer

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 Sodium Actavis.

Naproxen Sodium 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 Sodium Actavis. Naproxen Sodium (one of Naproxen Sodium 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 Sodium Actavis.

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Naproxen Sodium intake guidelines

Naproxen Sodium 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 Sodium 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 Sodium dosage

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

Naproxen Sodium overdose

Reported Naproxen Sodium overdose symptoms are:

Nausea

Excessive sweating

Vomiting

Tingling sensation in legs and arms

Blurred vision

No or little urine production

Shallow and slow breathing

Stomach pains

Numbness

Ringing in the ears

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

Naproxen Sodium missed dose

Naproxen Sodium can be taken in when you need it or on a regular basis. If you are following a treatment with Naproxen Sodium 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 Sodium side effects

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

Other dangerous side effects of Naproxen Sodium are:

Allergic reactions.

Tingling

Muscle cramps

Mouth ulcers

Numbness

Fluid retention

Jaundice

Ringing in the ears

Stomach cramps or stomach upsets, indigestion or heartburn

Other side effects of the drug are:

Dizziness

Nausea

Headache

Fatigue

Depression

Dry mouth

Weakness

Irregular menstruation

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

Naproxen Sodium drug reactions

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

Aspirin

NSAIDs

Cold and cough medicines

Steroids (like prednisone)

Anti coagulants

Insulin

Lithium

Probenecid

Pepto-Bismol

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

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References

  1. Dailymed."NAPROXEN SODIUM TABLET, FILM COATED [LAKE ERIE MEDICAL & SURGICAL SUPPLY DBA QUALITY CARE PRODUCTS LLC]". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  2. Dailymed."NAPROXEN: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  3. "NAPROXEN". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/co... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Naproxen Sodium?

Depending on the reaction of the Naproxen Sodium after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Naproxen Sodium 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 Sodium 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.

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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 Sodium is mentioned below.
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