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Generic Name: Naproxen sodium
Product Name: Aleve


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


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 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.


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Common side effects

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

Uncommon side effects

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

For further information talk to your doctor.

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Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 31 January, 2016


Created by: myVMC