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Generic Name: Naproxen sodium
Product Name: Naprogesic


Naproxen is used to relieve pain and inflammation in
-Rheumatoid arthritis
-Ankylosing spondylitis
-Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

It is also used in the treatment of
-Period pain
-Certain types of abnormal vaginal


Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). NSAIDs relieve pain and inflammation by inhibiting the synthesis of prostaglandins, which have an important involvement in the production of inflammation, pain and fever in the body

Dose advice

The usual dose is 250â??500 mg given twice daily.
The maximum recommended daily dose is 1250 mg.

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
10â??15 mg/kg daily in 2 divided doses.

The initial recommended dose is 500 mg
This is followed by 250 mg every 6â??8 hours as required.

The initial recommended dose is 750 mg initially
This is followed an additional 250â??500 mg after a time period of at least 1 hour if required.



Common side effects

-Stomach ulcers
-Salt and fluid retention
-High blood pressure
-Loss of appetite
-Stomach cramps

Uncommon side effects

-High potassium levels
-Kidney function impairment
-Ulceration of the oesophagus
-Heart failure


For further information talk to your doctor.


Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 22 July, 2003

Created by: myVMC