Drug: naproxen

The most common side effects from naproxen are:
  • rash,
  • ringing in the ears,
  • headaches,
  • dizziness,
  • drowsiness, abdominal pain, nausea,
  • diarrhea,
  • constipation,
  • heartburn,
  • fluid retention, and
  • shortness of breath.
Other important side effects include:
  • fluid retention,
  • blood clots,
  • heart attacks,
  • hypertension, and
  • heart failure.

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Yes; (Aleve, no)

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  • Anaprox (tablets): 275 and 550 mg
  • Naprosyn (tablets): 250, 375 and 500 mg
  • Naprosyn suspension: 125 mg/5ml
  • EC-Naprosyn: 375 mg
  • Aleve: 220 mg
  • Naprelan (controlled-release tablets): 375 and 500 mg.

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Naproxen should be stored at room temperature: 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F).

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The usual adult dose for pain is 250 every 6 to 8 hours or 500 mg twice daily using regular naproxen tablets. The usual dose for Naprelan controlled release tablets is 750 to 1000 mg given once daily. For EC-Naprosyn, the usual dose is 375-500 mg twice daily.Naproxen should be given with food to reduce upset stomach. The dose for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or ankylosing spondylitis is 500 to 1000 mg every 12 hours. Dysmenorrhea is treated with 250 mg every 6 to 8 hours after an initial dose of 500 mg.

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NSAIDs may cause a fetal birth defect called ductus arteriosus (early closure of two major blood vessels of the heart and lung) in the third trimester of pregnancy. Therefore, NSAIDs should be avoided during this last part of pregnancy.

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A small amount of naproxen is excreted in breast milk. Because the concentration in breast milk is low, breastfeeding while taking naproxen probably is not harmful to the infant. Medically reviewed by Eni Williams, PharmD Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

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