Generic Name: Naproxen sodium
Product Name: Chemists’ Own Period Pain Tablets
Naproxen is used to relieve pain and inflammation in
-Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
It is also used in the treatment of
-Certain types of abnormal vaginal bleeding
Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). NSAIDs relieve pain and inflammation by inhibiting the synthesis of prostaglandins, which are important mediators of inflammation, pain and fever. NSAIDs inhibit cyclooxygenase an enzyme involved in the pathway of prostaglandin synthesis.
By inhibiting prostaglandin synthesis Naproxen has anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic properties and is able to provide prompt symptomatic relief of inflammation and pain and promote early restoration of joint mobility.
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
-Salt and fluid retention
-High blood pressure
-Loss of appetite
Uncommon side effects
-High potassium levels
-Kidney function impairment
-Ulceration of the oesophagus
For further information talk to your doctor.