Generic Name - Naproxen
Category - Anti-inflammatory medication
Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Juvenile arthritis.
Generic for Naprelan* is indicated for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and juvenile (childhood) arthritis to reduce pain and inflammation. Naproxen (Generic for Naprelan*) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (also called as NSAIDs).
Generic for Naprelan* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Naprelan* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Naprelan* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
High blood pressure
Stomach or duodenal ulcers
Systemic lupus erythematosus
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Naprelan*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Aspirin and aspirin-like medicines
Drospirenone; ethinyl estradiol
Medicines for high blood pressure
Medicines that affect platelets
Medicines that treat or prevent blood clots such as warfarin and other 'blood thinners'
Other antiinflammatory drugs
Generic for Naprelan* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericNaprelan*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Naprelan* for Arthritis is two 375- or 500-milligram tablets taken once a day. Your doctor will adjust your dose. You should not take more than three 500-milligram tablets daily.
Generic for Naprelan* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Naprelan* side Effects include signs of bleeding - bruising, pinpoint red spots on the skin, black tarry stools, signs of an allergic reaction - difficulty breathing or wheezing, skin rash, blurred vision, change in the amount of urine passed and difficulty swallowing, severe heartburn or burning and pain in throat.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Naprelan*.
Generic for Naprelan* and Pregnancy
Studies indicate possibilities that Generic for Naprelan* may cause unwanted effects on the heart or blood flow of the fetus or newborn baby, if they are taken regularly during the last few months of pregnancy. Hence, do consult your doctor and seek medical opinion.
Generic for Naprelan* and Breastfeeding
It is not known whether Generic for Naprelan* is secreted in human milk. It is best to avoid using generic Naprelan* if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Generic for Naprelan* and Pediatric
Generic Naproxen should only be used in children who are over 12 years old. Do consult your doctor and seek medical advice.
Generic for Naprelan* and Geriatric
Elderly patients are considered to be sensitive than younger adults to the effects of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Do consult your doctor and seek medical opinion.
The above information about Generic for Naprelan* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.