How does this drug work? what will it do for me
Naproxen sodium belongs to a group of medicines called naproxenNonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs(Ines). Is used fortreat fever and pain related to inflammation,including arthritis pain, muscle aches, sprains, strains, back pain, headaches, migraines, minor aches and pains, menstrual cramps, minor surgery, toothaches, tooth extractions and the common cold. It can also be used to reduce fever.
Naproxen sodium acts at the site of pain and in the central nervous system (CNS). It is believed to work by stopping the production of prostaglandins that cause inflammation.
This medicine may be available under various trade names and/or in different forms.A specific brand of this medication may not be available in all forms or approved for all conditions discussed here. Also, some forms of this drug may not be used for all conditions discussed here.
Your doctor may have recommended this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles.
Do not give this medicine to other people, even if they have the same symptoms as you.It may be harmful for people to take this medication unless their doctor or pharmacist recommends it.
How should I use this medicine?
The usual recommended dose of this medication for adults and children aged 12 to 65 years is 1 capsule or tablet every 8 to 12 hours.
For adults over 65 years of age, the usual dose is 1 capsule or tablet every 12 hours.
Take this medicine with a full glass of water. It can be taken with food or on an empty stomach. Do not take more than 2 capsules or pills in a 24 hour period. Naproxen sodium should only be used for a short time - up to 5 days for pain and 3 days for fever. If your symptoms persist or change, contact your doctor.
Many things can affect the dose of medication a person needs, such as: B. body weight, other illnesses, and other medications.If your doctor or pharmacist has recommended a dose other than those listed here,Do not change the way you take your medicine without consulting your doctor or pharmacist.
It is important to take this medication exactly as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular dosing schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule.Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.If you are not sure what to do after you miss a dose, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Store this medicine at room temperature and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not throw away any medicines down drains (eg sink or toilet) or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines that are no longer needed or have expired.
In what form does this drug come?
Each capsule contains 220 mg of naproxen sodium, of which 20 mg is sodium.Non-medicinal ingredients:FD&C Blue No. 1, Gelatin, Glycerin, Hypromellose, Lactic Acid, Mannitol, Polyethylene Glycol, Povidone, Propylene Glycol, Sorbitan, Sorbitol, Titanium Dioxide and Water.
Who should NOT take this medicine?
Do not take this medication if you:
- are allergic to naproxen, naproxen sodium, or any other ingredients in the medicine
- are in the third trimester (last 3 months) of pregnancy
- are about to have or have recently had heart surgery have an active stomach ulcer, a history of recurrent ulcers, or a bleeding ulcer in the stomach or intestines
- Asthma, allergic reaction or allergic reaction (eg inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs; eg B. Ibuprofen, Ketorolac, Indomethacin))
- have inflammatory bowel disease (eg ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease)
- have severely impaired kidney function
- have severely reduced liver function or active liver disease
What side effects are possible with this medication?
Many medications can have side effects.A side effect is an unwanted reaction to a medication when taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent.
The side effects listed below do not occur in everyone who takes this medication.If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor.
The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking this medication. Many of these side effects can be treated, and some may go away on their own over time.
Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist will be able to advise you on how to manage side effects.
- Tinnitus or ringing in the ears
- To vomit
While most of the side effects listed below don't happen very often, they can cause serious problems if you don't see a doctor.
Contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any of the following side effects:
- Asthma (eg, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness)
- swelling of the feet or legs
- vision changes
Stop taking the medicine and seek medical attention immediately ifanyHere's what happens:
- stools with blood or black tar
- severe abdominal pain
- Symptoms of an allergic reaction (hives, itching, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, mouth, tongue or throat)
Some people may experience side effects other than those listed.Contact your doctor if you experience any symptoms that worry you while using this medicine.
Are there any other precautions or warnings for this medication?
Before you start taking any medication, be sure to tell your doctor about any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breastfeeding, and any other important facts about your health. These factors can affect how you should use this medication.
Allergic reaction:Do not take this medication if you have had a reaction to acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) that included a runny nose, itchy rash, nasal polyps, or shortness of breath and wheezing. If you experience symptoms of a severe allergic reaction (eg hives, difficulty breathing, wheezing, swelling of the face, tongue or throat) seek medical advice immediately. If you have had asthma, a runny nose not caused by a cold, or nasal polyps, discuss with your doctor how this medication may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosage and effectiveness of this medication, and if no special monitoring is needed.
Blood coagulation:This medicine may reduce the blood's ability to clot in some people. If you are taking acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) or blood thinners (such as warfarin), discuss with your doctor or pharmacist how this medication may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosage and effectiveness of this medication and, if any special supervision is required.
If you notice signs of bleeding, such as B. frequent nosebleeds, unexplained bruising, or dark, black stools, let your doctor know as soon as possible. Your doctor will order routine blood tests to ensure that potential problems are caught early.
Reduced drowsiness/alertness:Like other NSAIDs, naproxen sodium can cause drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision and ringing in the ears. Avoid driving and other activities that require alertness and concentration until you determine how this drug affects you.
Heart failure and hypertension:NSAIDs such as naproxen sodium can cause fluid retention and edema (swelling). This can lead to high blood pressure or worsen heart failure. If you have heart failure or high blood pressure, discuss with your doctor or pharmacist how this medication may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosage and effectiveness of this medication, and whether special monitoring is needed.
Ulcers or bleeding in the stomach or intestines:NSAIDs like naproxen sodium can cause stomach ulcers and stomach bleeding. If you have a history of these conditions, discuss with your doctor or pharmacist how this medication may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosage and effectiveness of this medication, and whether special monitoring is needed. People with inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, or people with stomach bleeding or intestinal ulcers, should not take this medication.
If you experience symptoms of bleeding in the digestive system, such as dark, black stools or abdominal pain, contact your doctor immediately.
Pregnancy:This medication should not be used during the third trimester (last 3 months) of pregnancy. This medication should not be used during the first and second trimester (first 6 months) of pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while taking this medication, contact your doctor immediately.
This medication may decrease your ability to become pregnant. Taking this medication while trying to conceive is not recommended.
breast-feeding:This medicine passes into breast milk. If you are a nursing mother and you are taking naproxen sodium, it could affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about continuing to breastfeed.
Kinder:The safety and effectiveness of using this medication in children under 12 years of age have not been established.
Elderly:Elderly people seem to be at a higher risk of side effects. If you are over 65 years of age, use the lowest effective dose under medical supervision. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about all available treatment options that may be right for you.
What other drugs can interact with this drug?
There may be an interaction between naproxen sodium and any of the following:
- acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)
- Aminoglykosid-Antibiotics (z. B. Amicacin, Gentamicin, Tobramycin)
- Hemmer-Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACEIs; Captopril, Enalapril, Ramipril)
- Receptor angiotensin blocker (ARBs; z. B. Candesartan, Irbesartan, Losartan)
- Anticoagulants (anticoagulants; e.g., apixaban, dabigatran, heparin, low molecular weight heparin, rivaroxaban, warfarin)
- Beta blockers (eg, atenolol, propranolol, sotalol)
- Bisfosfonato (z. B. Alendronat, Etidronat)
- Calcium channel blockers (z. B. Amlodipine, Diltiazem, Nifedipine, Verapamil)
- orale Kortikosteroide (z. B. Dexamethason, Hydrocortison, Prednison)
- Diuretika (z. B. Spironolacton, Triamteren, Furosemid, Hydrochlorothiazid)
- Myth multivitamins Vitamin A, D, E
- other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs; eg, ketorolac, ibuprofen, diclofenac)
- omega-3 fatty acids
- Chinolon-Antibiotika (z. B. Ciprofloxacina, Norfloxacina, Ofloxacina)
- selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs; eg citalopram, fluoxetine, paroxetine, sertraline)
- Serotonin/noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs; e.g., desvenlafaxine, duloxetine, venlafaxine)
- sodium phosphate
- trizyklische Antidepressiva (z. B. Amitriptilina, Clomipramin, Desipramine, Trimipramin)
If you are taking any of these medicines, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.Depending on your specific circumstances, your doctor may want you to:
- stop taking any of the medications
- Swap one of the drugs for another,
- Change how you take one or both of your medications, or
- leave everything as it is.
A drug interaction doesn't always mean you should discontinue one.Talk with your doctor about how drug interactions are managed or should be treated.
Drugs other than those listed above may interact with this medication.Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (without a prescription), and herbal medicines you are taking. Also let them know about any supplements you are taking. As caffeine, alcohol, nicotine from cigarettes or street drugs can interfere with the effects of many medications, you should inform your doctor if you are taking them.