Naproxen is a prescription medication that is used to treat inflammation and pain caused by several conditions including gout, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, ankylosing spondylitis, or menstrual cramps. Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and works by reducing the hormones that cause pain and inflammation.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of naproxen include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of naproxen:
What should I do if I miss a dose of naproxen?
When taking naproxen on a schedule, If you miss a dose, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
What is the strength of naproxen?
Naproxen is available in strengths of 250mg, 375mg and 500mg.