Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S

Description
  • Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S is prescribed to treat inflammation,pain and fever 
  • Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S is also be prescribed to treat backache,migraine,toothaches and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S contains naproxen sodium (an Nsaid)
  • Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S is taken orally (via mouth) 
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Type

Tablet

Feature

500mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Naproxen Sodium

Composition

Naproxen 500 mg

Brand

Martin Dow

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S is used to treat symptoms such as headache,dental pain,menstrual cramps,swollen and painful joints that are commonly seen in patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis,osteoarthritis and similar illnesses.Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S belongs to a group of drugs known as NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs) and mainly works by blocking the natural chemical groups that cause inflammation in the human body.

A tablet or two a day,to be taken orally (by mouth) is the commonly prescribed dosage.Dosage essentially depends on the patient’s response to Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S and any adverse effects felt by the patient while undergoing treatment.Dosage is not to be increased or decreased without the consent of a physician and Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S is to be taken for the recommended time period only.

Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S has been known to cause gastrointestinal ulcers and therefore,it is recommended to ingest Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S with food,milk or an antacid to prevent indigestion and other discomforts.Intake of alcohol,smoking of tobacco and other substances is not advisable as they can cause dizziness and also increase the risk of stomach bleeding as well as ulcers.

Side effects such as,flatulence,stomach problems,headaches and dizziness may be commonly felt by patients;these effects tend to be temporary and resolve on their own in a few days’ time.Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S is not recommended to patients suffering from gastric ulcers,severe liver,kidney and heart illnesses.Before ingesting Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S it is imperative to inform the doctor if you are taking any anticoagulant medication,any antihypertensive medication or ingesting corticosteroids as these chemical groups are said to negatively interact with Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S.

Indications

Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S can be used to treat:

  • Headaches
  • Muscular aches
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Dental pain
  • Tendonitis 
  • Gout attacks
  • Joint stiffness
  • Bursitis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis  

How Does Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S Work

Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S works by blocking the production of prostaglandins.Prostaglandins are a hormone that is naturally produced in the body that helps carry out inflammatory responses in the body when needed.By preventing prostaglandins from carrying out its inflammatory functions,Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S is able to aid in the reduction of inflammation and swelling experienced by a patient.

How To Use Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S

Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S is to be ingested 2-3 daily by mouth.Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S is advised to be ingested with food as it may cause an upset stomach.Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S may even be ingested with milk or an antacid to prevent an upset stomach.Alcohol usage as well as cigarette smoking is not advised while undergoing treatment with Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S as it may increase the patient’s risk of stomach ulcers.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

2-3 tablets a day are most commonly prescribed to patients aged 18 years and above.Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S can be prescribed an increased daily dosage,if need be in certain cases;the doses are to be evenly spaced out throughout the day.

Child Dosage

Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S is not recommended for children under the age of 2 years.The dosage for children 2 years and above is customized for their weight and age.

Elderly Dosage 

Patients aged 65 years and older and mostly started off at a lower dosage due to reduced kidney function.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

This drug is not to be taken or prescribed to expecting and lactating mothers as it may have fatal consequences for the unborn child.If you are taking the drug and become pregnant,inform your doctor immediately.Small amounts of this drug can be transferred to the child through breast milk and therefore Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S isn’t recommended to lactating mothers.If you are planning to conceive and are taking Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S as treatment, then refer to the doctor.The physician is likely to change your medicine and dosage.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S:

  • Allergy to Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S or any other medicine or food substance 
  • Gastrointestinal ulcers or history of gastric ulcer
  • Gastrointestinal cancers
  • Severe kidney impairment/failure
  • Severe liver impairment/failure
  • Severe heart impairment/failure 
  • Bleeding disorders 

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S

  • Asthma 
  • Peripheral vascular disease 
  • Cerebrovascular disease 
  • Mild to moderate cardiac (heart) impairment/failure
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Hypovolaemia (decreased blood volume)
  • Mixed connective tissue disorders
  • Porphyria (group of rare inherited blood disorders)
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Visual disturbances
  • Crohn’s disease (inflammatory bowel disease)
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus 
  • Old age 

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S:

  • Anticoagulants
  • Antiplatelets
  • Hydantoins
  • Sulfonylureas
  • Quinolones
  • Sulphonamides
  • Diuretics
  • Lithium
  • Beta-blockers
  • Probenecid
  • Methotrexate
  • Cyclosporin
  • Corticosteroids
  • SSRIs
  • Cardiac glycosides
  • Mifepristone
  • Tacrolimus
  • Zidovudine
  • Other NSAIDs
  • Antihypertensives
  • Bisphosphonates
  • Methotrexate
  • Digoxin
  • Antacids
  • Sulfinpyrazone.

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S has certain side effects which include:

  • Stomach problems (nausea,vomiting,constipation)
  • Flatulence 
  • Dizziness 
  • Heartburn 

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor

  • Chest pain 
  • Difficulty in breathing 
  • Unilateral weakness of the body 
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • High blood pressure 
  • Yellowing of eyes and skin 
  • Skin rash/blisters 

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Flatulence- Can be eased by consuming smaller,more frequent meals that don’t trigger your flatulence.Getting a minimum of 30 minutes of daily exercise has shown great results in combating flatulence. 
  • Heartburn – can be dealt with by chewing on mint flavored gum that’ll help neutralize the acid in the body.Standing up straighter,adding ginger to the daily diet,elevating the patient’s upper body and having licorice supplements has shown to provide relief.
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhoea –Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re being sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water. If you have diarrhoea, replenish with plenty of water or other fluids. 
  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak –If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.

Key Facts About Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S

  • Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S is used to relieve pain 
  • Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S may cause constipation,heartburn and dizziness
  • Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S can be used to treat dental pain 

FAQ

#1.WHAT LAB TESTS WILL BE PRESCRIBED WHILE TREATMENT WITH Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S AND HOW OFTEN?

Kidney and liver function tests along with blood tests to keep a check on serum potassium levels are advised to be done periodically.It is also advised that patients learn to monitor their own blood pressure levels daily from the comfort of their homes and inform their doctor of any changes seen.

#2.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE ANTACIDS FOR INDIGESTION ALONG WITH Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S?

Yes.Antacids are safe to be ingested by the patient while undergoing treatment with Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S.

#3.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S ALONG WITH ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES?

Yes.There is no evidence to suggest that Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S interacts with oral contraceptives.

#4.CAN I DRIVE AFTER TAKING THIS MEDICATION?

This medication is known to make you dizzy hence, if that happens kindly avoid driving or operating any heavy machinery.

#5.WHAT ARE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS CAUSED BY Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S?

  • Stomach problems (nausea,vomiting,constipation)
  • Flatulence 
  • Dizziness 
  • Heartburn 

#6.HOW TO STORE Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S?

Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S is to be kept away from the reach of children,in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#7.CAN Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S CAUSE DIZZINESS? IF SO, HOW SHOULD I MANAGE IT?

Yes. It can cause dizziness as one of the most common side effects.If this happens, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass.However,please note this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues.It is also advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol during the course of your treatment,as it may worsen the dizziness.

#8.WHY MUST I PROTECT MY SKIN FROM THE SUN WHILE TAKING Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S?

Treatment with Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S may lead to the skin becoming sensitive to sun damage and it is therefore recommended to patients to wear sunscreen at all times,along with hats and gloves whenever possible to protect themselves from sun damage.

#9.WILL Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S AFFECT MY SEXUAL ACTIVITY?

No,there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

#10.HOW IS Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S SUPPOSED TO BE TAKEN?

Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S is to be ingested 2-3 times daily by mouth.Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S is advised to be ingested with food as it may cause an upset stomach.

#11.HOW DOES Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S WORK?

Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S works by blocking the production of prostaglandins.Prostaglandins are a hormone that is naturally produced in the body that helps carry out inflammatory responses in the body when needed.By preventing prostaglandins from carrying out its inflammatory functions,Naprosyn 500mg Tablet 5 ‘S is able to aid in the reduction of inflammation and swelling experienced by a patient.