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Naprogesic

Generic Name: Naproxen sodium
Product Name: Naprogesic

Indication of Naprogesic

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

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

Action of Naprogesic

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 of Naprogesic

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

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

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

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

Schedule of Naprogesic

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Common side effects of Naprogesic

-Nausea
-Heartburn
-Stomach ulcers
-Diarrhoea
-Headache
-Dizziness
-Salt and fluid retention
-High blood pressure
-Constipation
-Flatulence
-Loss of appetite
-Stomach cramps

Uncommon side effects of Naprogesic

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

 

For further information talk to your doctor.

Dates

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


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