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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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Overview Information on Naproxen
Pharmacist Tip
If you forget to take a dose of naproxen, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. If this is the case, take the next dose and skip the dose you missed.     
Naproxen belongs to a group of medicines called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs. Your doctor may have prescribed naproxen for you to treat the symptoms of arthritis. Naproxen is given to relieve symptoms related to multiple types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis, gouty arthritis, and a condition called ankylosing spondylitis, which is arthritis of the spine.

Arthritis is a painful condition caused by joint inflammation. Inflammation can cause not only pain to the joints, but swelling and redness. Naproxen can help relieve symptoms by blocking a substance in the body that causes this inflammation. Naproxen also reduces other symptoms, such as pain and fever.

Naproxen is also prescribed to treat other painful conditions, including menstrual cramps and migraine headaches. Naproxen is given to people to help with both sudden onset pain or for long ongoing pain when there is inflammation.

Although naproxen may help improve pain and other symptoms, naproxen will not cure the underlying condition that is causing the problem.



Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013
Naproxen belongs to a group of medicines called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs. Your doctor may have prescribed naproxen for you to treat the symptoms of arthritis. Naproxen is given to relieve symptoms related to multiple types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis, gouty arthritis, and a condition called ankylosing spondylitis, which is arthritis of the spine.

Arthritis is a painful condition caused by joint inflammation. Inflammation can cause not only pain to the joints, but swelling and redness. Naproxen can help relieve symptoms by blocking a substance in the body that causes this inflammation. Naproxen also reduces other symptoms, such as pain and fever.

Naproxen is also prescribed to treat other painful conditions, including menstrual cramps and migraine headaches. Naproxen is given to people to help with both sudden onset pain or for long ongoing pain when there is inflammation.

Although naproxen may help improve pain and other symptoms, naproxen will not cure the underlying condition that is causing the problem.



Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013