Generic Name - Naproxen
Category - Anti-inflammatory medication
Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Juvenile arthritis.
Generic for Naprosyn* is indicated for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and juvenile (childhood) arthritis to reduce pain and inflammation. Naproxen (Generic for Naprosyn*) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (also called as NSAIDs).
Generic for Naprosyn* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Naprosyn* 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 Naprosyn* 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 Naprosyn*. 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 Naprosyn* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of Generic for Naprosyn*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Naprosyn* for Arthritis is 250 milligrams (10 milliliters or 2 teaspoons of suspension), 375 milligrams (15 milliliters or 3 teaspoons), or 500 milligrams (20 milliliters or 4 teaspoons) 2 times a day (morning and evening).
Generic for Naprosyn* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Naprosyn* 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 Naprosyn*.
Generic for Naprosyn* and Pregnancy
Studies indicate possibilities that Generic for Naprosyn* 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 Naprosyn* and Breastfeeding
It is not known whether Generic for Naprosyn* is secreted in human milk. It is best to avoid using Generic for Naprosyn* if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Generic for Naprosyn* and Pediatric
Naproxen should only be used in children who are over 12 years old. Do consult your doctor and seek medical advice.
Generic for Naprosyn* 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 Naprosyn* 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.