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Naproxen

Most Commonly Used
Naproxen Sodium 550mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93  |  537
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Naproxen 375mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 148  |  93
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Naproxen 125mg/5ml Susp
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Naproxen 375mg Tab
Interpharm Inc
Pill Identification: IP 189  |  375
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Naproxen 250mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93  |  147
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Common Side Effects of Naproxen
Before you start taking naproxen, discuss any allergies or medical conditions you have with your doctor. Also, tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding, because he or she may want to prescribe a different medicine than naproxen. Your doctor may also want to reduce your dose of naproxen if you are elderly, because people in this age group may be more sensitive to naproxen. Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, herbal treatments, or supplements, because they may not be the right choice if you are taking naproxen.

Like other NSAIDs, naproxen can raise your risk of having heart attack or a stroke. Always get medical help immediately if you experience chest pain, shortness of breath, weakness in any part of your body, or slurred speech when taking naproxen. NSAIDs, such as naproxen, can raise the risk of ulcers, gastrointestinal bleeding, or developing holes in your stomach or intestines. These problems are more likely to happen if you drink three or more alcoholic drinks each day, are older, or are in poor health.

Tell your doctor immediately if you have stomach pain or vomit that looks like coffee grounds or is bloody. Also let your doctor know right away if you have black tarry stools or see blood in your stools.

Naproxen may make you feel drowsy, dizzy, or even depressed. Use care when driving or operating machinery after taking naproxen until you know how it affects you.

Also let your doctor know if you experience other symptoms related to naproxen, such as:
  • Constipation, diarrhea, or gas
  • Extreme thirst or mouth sores
  • Headaches
  • Light-headedness
  • Burning/tingling feeling in your arms or legs
  • Hearing changes
  • Sleep difficulties
Get medical help right away if your symptoms include:
  • Vision changes
  • Signs of infection such as a sore throat, fever, or chills
  • Skin problems such as a rash, redness, itching, blisters, or hives
  • Swelling in your face or neck area, hands, or lower body
  • Trouble breathing or swallowing, hoarseness, or feeling like the tablet is stuck in your throat
  • Skin that is pale or bruised, has purple blotches, or appears yellow
  • Nausea or changes in appetite
  • Back pain
  • Difficult or painful urination or urine that is cloudy, discolored, or bloody
  • A rapid heartbeat or flulike symptoms