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Naproxen

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Naproxen relieves pain, inflammation and brings down high temperature.

It is sometimes used to relieve pain associated with arthritis but may also be prescribed to relieve various types of short term pain, such as period pain, headaches, toothaches and migraines.

See Naproxen Tablets Patient Information Leaflet

Last PIL Review Date: 11/03/2019

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  • Naproxen is recommended for joint and muscular pain 
  • Naproxen should always be taken with or after food to reduce the risk of experiencing gastro-intestinal side effects
  • You should never take naproxen alonside other anti-inflammatory medicines such as other NSAIDs
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  • Other NSAID painkillers
  • Anticoagulants
  • Diuretics
  • Medicines for high blood pressure
  • Cardiac glycosides
  • Steroids
  • Probenecid
  • Medications for mental illness
  • Epilepsy treatments
  • ACE inhibitors
  • Sulfonamide medicines
  • Quinolone antibiotics
  • Sulfonylureas
  • Angiotensin II receptor antagonists
  • Ciclosporin
  • Tacrolimus
  • Methotrexate
  • Colestyramine
  • Zidovudine
  • Mifepristone 
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  • History of stomach ulcer
  • History of duodental ulcer
  • History of stomach or intestinal bleeding whilst taking NSAIDs
  • History of stroke
  • Problems with blood clotting
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  • Feeling of weakness
  • Nasal polyps and/or rhinitis
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  • Unexplained weight loss and difficulty swallowing
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These medications are often prescribed to reduce the amount of acid in the stomach for conditions such as acid reflux and stomach ulcers. Sometimes, they're also prescribed alongside naproxen to protect the stomach.
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  • You have an allergy or hypersensitivity to naproxen
  • You've used this treatment before and suffered from serious side effects
  • You have breathing difficulties
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What is Naproxen and what does it do?

Naproxen tablets are a medication which can provide pain relief from various illnesses. The tablets belong to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Uses for naproxen include not only reducing pain, but also inflammation and bringing down a high temperature. It can be used to relieve pain associated with arthritis and sciatica but may also be prescribed to relieve various types of short term pain, such as period pain, headaches, toothache and migraines.

This treatment may also be used against attacks of gout or muscle and bone disorders including strains, sprains and cervical spondylitis.

How does Naproxen work?

Naproxen is able to block the body’s production of certain natural substances that cause inflammation. More specifically, this medication inhibits the production of COX enzymes and also temporarily prevents the body from releasing prostaglandins (which contribute to inflammation that can cause pain and fever).

How does Naproxen compare to ibuprofen and paracetamol?

Naproxen and ibuprofen are both NSAIDs but the main difference is that ibuprofen is short acting, while naproxen is long acting. That means that naproxen is more appropriate for dealing with moderate to severe long-term pain. If, however, you want to treat pain which does not require long acting medication, then it is preferable to pick a short acting treatment like ibuprofen, because long acting options like naproxen are more likely to cause an upset stomach.

Compared to paracetamol, naproxen is more potent and deals with longer-lasting pain. It is possible to take paracetamol and naproxen around the same time. You can also take naproxen with opioid-type painkillers such as codeine, co-codamol, tramadol and morphine. However, taking such medications together should only be done for short periods of time.

Naproxen dosage

The usual dosage instructions when prescribed naproxen is to take one tablet on two occasions per day, with or after food. However, the exact dose you should take depends on what it is you are treating. You should always follow your doctor’s instructions on what Naproxen dose you should take.

Naproxen tablets are available in strengths of 250mg and 500mg. When treating diseases of joints, you’ll take between 500mg and 1,000mg in one or two daily doses. For muscle and bone disorders or painful periods, the dosage is usually 500mg at first and then 250mg every 6 to 8 hours if required. When using naproxen against gout, the dosage is typically 750mg at first and then 250mg every 8 hours until the gout attack has passed. The dosage you’ll take may be lower than standard if you are elderly, a child or have problems with your liver and/or kidneys.

Is Naproxen suitable for me?

Certain circumstances regarding your health may make it unsafe for you to take naproxen tablets. You should not take Naproxen if any of the following applies to you:

  • You currently have or have previously experienced a problem with your stomach or gut (intestine) such as an ulcer or bleeding
  • You have previously experienced bleeding or perforation in your stomach while taking NSAIDs
  • You have severe problems with your kidneys, liver or heart
  • You are pregnant or currently breast-feeding

It’s worthwhile speaking to your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously had a stroke, have heart problems or you have any other condition you think could possibly influence the effects of naproxen. You should also mention any other medicines you are currently taking before you start using Naproxen.

In particular, it’s important to mention if you are currently taking any of the following treatments:

  • Other painkillers such as ibuprofen, aspirin, diclofenac and paracetamol
  • Medicines that stop your blood clotting (such as warfarin)
  • A hydantoin (such as phenytoin)
  • Sulfonamide medicines (such as indapamide)
  • A sulfonylurea (such as glimepiride)
  • An ACE inhibitor or any other medicine that treats high blood pressure (such as propranolol)
  • An angiotensin-II receptor antagonist (such as candesartan)
  • A cardiac glycoside (such as digoxin)
  • A steroid (such as hydrocortisone)
  • A quinolone antibiotic (such as ciprofloxacin)
  • Certain medicines for mental health problems including lithium, fluoxetine or citalopram
  • Probenecid
  • Methotrexate
  • Ciclosporin or tacrolimus
  • Zidovudine
  • Mifepristone
  • Aspirin or acetylsalicylic acid

What are the potential side effects of Naproxen?

Like with all medicines, it is possible that Naproxen tablets could cause side effects, but not everybody gets them. The most common potential side effects include the following:

  • Belching
  • Bruising
  • Feelings of indigestion
  • Headaches
  • Itchy skin
  • Pain in the chest below the breastbone

Other side effects are possible but are also uncommon. However, some potential side effects can be serious and may require urgent medical treatment. You should stop taking Naproxen and contact your doctor or nearest hospital emergency department right away if you experience signs of any of the following:

  • Serious stomach or gut problems (such as bleeding or ulcers)
  • Allergic reactions
  • Severe skin rashes
  • Liver problems
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Meningitis

Can you get Naproxen over the counter?

Naproxen is a prescription-only medication in Britain. Therefore, it is not available over the counter like some pain relief medicines are (such as paracetamol and ibuprofen). You can acquire a prescription for Naproxen either online or when visiting an appropriate practitioner.

Buy UK Naproxen online

To buy Naproxen safely and legally online, you’ll need a prescription from a GMC (General Medical Council) registered doctor. At Doctor-4-U, you can get an online prescription to order Naproxen by completing our consultation.

If you’re new here, the consultation usually takes just a few minutes to complete and it is necessary to ensure the treatment you seek is appropriate to take. Once the consultation is complete and assuming one of our doctors has approved the answers submitted, your order should be processed and sent out for delivery not long after.

How is my order shipped to me?

When an order is ready for shipping, it is collected and delivered by either the Royal Mail or DPD depending on your preference (or possibly your location or the item you ordered). Each order is assigned a tracking number, which will be emailed to you at the time of dispatch. Your medicine will be sent in plain and discreet packaging. We do not include any branding on our packaging nor any labels which inform readers what type of product is contained within.

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