Naproxen sodium is a drug classified as an NSAID or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Naproxen works by stopping the production of pain causing substances in the body. This drug can be obtained over the counter and is prescribed to treat swelling, stiffness, tenderness and pain associated with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile arthritis. Naproxen is also used to relieve symptoms associated with shoulder pain, tendinitis, menstrual pain, muscle aches, tooth aches, and headaches.
Naproxen comes in many forms to accommodate your particular medical needs. Extended-release tablets last the whole day. The enteric coated pills and liquid suspension are usually needed twice a day. The regular Naproxen tablets are needed every 6-8 hours for pain.
It is important to follow the directions as prescribed on the Naproxen label or as directed by your physician. Make sure to shake any liquid suspension well before use. If you are taking enteric coated Naproxen, you cannot crush, chew or cut them; they need to be swallowed whole. Make sure to take the correct dosage for the proper amount of time to notice benefits of Naproxen or as prescribed by your doctor.
There can be many risks and side-effects for those who take Naproxen. You should be especially careful if any of the following medical conditions pertain to you:
History of heart attack, stroke or blood clots
Heart disease, CHF, or high blood pressure
Usually the risks associated with Naproxen increase with age and with prolonged use. Naproxen may increase your risk of heart attack, stroke and heart problems. Be on alert to other serious risks of Naproxen. Naproxen can increase bleeding and perforation of the stomach and intestines which could be fatal and can occur without warning.
Some of the side effects associated with Naproxen are common but should still be noted and discussed with your doctor. If you experience any of these symptoms, take note of them:
Tinnitus (Ringing in Ears)
Some side effects are much more serious and could mean much more than others. Please contact your physician immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms and discontinue use of Naproxen until your doctor says otherwise:
Blisters or rash
Reddening of the skin
Hives or allergic reaction
Symptoms of Jaundice
Swelling of body parts
Difficult or painful urination
The below Naproxen coupon is a printable coupon to be used at your favorite pharmacy. Simply print the below coupon and bring into your pharmacy. This coupon cannot be combined with or presented along-side insurance. This is a stand-alone coupon. Furthermore each pharmacy has descretion to accept or provide a discount on medication. Your savings will vary if any. This is not insurance.