Naproxen Tablets (250mg & 500mg)

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Naproxen Tablets (250mg & 500mg)

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  • Medication features

    Naproxen is a pain reliever that reduces pain, swelling, and inflammation. It's effective for conditions like headaches, arthritis, and menstrual cramps.

    It provides long-lasting relief for up to 12 hours. The duration of use varies: a few days for short-term pain or longer for chronic conditions, as advised by a doctor.

    • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID)
    • Available in 2 doses: 250 mg or 500 mg 
    • Provides relief from Gout, Period pain, Arthritis, Muscle/joint pain, sprains and strains
    • Alternatives are Ibuprofen, diclofenac, and aspirin
    • Naproxen Patient Information Leaflet

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Naproxen Tablets

Naproxen is a medication that belongs to the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) class of pain relievers. Ibuprofen, diclofenac, and aspirin are a few other well-known NSAIDs.

Compared to aspirin and ibuprofen, naproxen has a greater anti-inflammatory; it is believed to be comparable to diclofenac in strength, but with less dangers and adverse effects.

It can be used to ease the symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile arthritis, as well as discomfort in situations where inflammation is also present, including sprains or strains.

Adults who have reached the age of eighteen can be administered naproxen. Naproxen tablets come in packs of 56, with a 250 mg or 500 mg dosage.

To avoid affecting the stomach, naproxen should always be taken with food. In order to lessen the possibility of adverse effects, patients who take Naproxen regularly for longer than two weeks should also take an omeprazole-type stomach protector.

What is the purpose of Naproxen?

Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication that reduces pain and inflammation in the body. It does this by lowering the hormones responsible for the edema (swelling). Naproxen is widely used to treat gout, rheumatoid arthritis, period pain, and muscular soreness.

How does Naproxen work?

The way this drug functions is by preventing the body's cyclooxygenase (COX) enzymes from doing their job. These enzymes contribute to the production of prostaglandins, which are molecules that cause pain and inflammation when they are created at the site of injury.

By inhibiting the action of COX enzymes, prostaglandin production is reduced, which greatly lowers pain and inflammation.

How to use Naproxen Tablets

Take Naproxen as instructed by your physician or chemist. The lowest dose for the shortest amount of time will be provided to you. The following are the typical doses:

For ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis, take 500 mg–1g of Naproxen daily divided into two doses spaced apart by 12 hours.

Gout attack: Take 750 mg of Naproxen all at once, then 250 mg every eight hours until the attack has subsided.

Painful periods and diseases of the muscles and bones: 500 mg of Naproxen initially, then 250 mg every 6–8 hours as needed (maximum 1250 mg daily after the first dosage).

What makes Naproxen different from other painkillers?

500 mg of the prescription medication naproxen is an effective anti-inflammatory and analgesic. It works better than over-the-counter medications like aspirin and ibuprofen. While diclofenac and naproxen have comparable effects, naproxen is believed to have a lower chance of side effects.

When it comes to managing swelling and inflammation, NSAIDs like naproxen are superior to paracetamol. While they can be used simultaneously when more pain relief is needed, naproxen is a stronger pain reliever than paracetamol. Unlike opiate-based painkillers like codeine, naproxen does not have the potential to become habit-forming.

Taking Naproxen with other painkillers

Naproxen can be taken alongside paracetamol and opioid-type medications such morphine, codeine, co-codamol, or tramadol.

This is due to the fact that although codeine is an opiate used solely for pain relief, naproxen is primarily an anti-inflammatory.

It is not advisable to combine Naproxen with aspirin or other NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen or diclofenac, as this increases the possibility of experiencing adverse effects in the stomach and intestines.

For the same reason, you shouldn't take Naproxen if you take selective COX-2 inhibitors (etoricoxib, celecoxib). Although Naproxen does not thin the blood like aspirin does, it is not advised to take it with blood thinners.

It's crucial to keep in mind that aspirin and ibuprofen are frequently included in over-the-counter pain relievers and cures for colds and flu.

To avoid unintentional drug interactions, you should avoid taking these drugs at the same time as Naproxen. Before purchasing, look over the contents of any additional medications you want to take, or get guidance from us.

Additionally, as not everyone may use anti-inflammatory gels (such ibuprofen, diclofenac, ketoprofen, or piroxicam) with Naproxen pills, you should consult with us before purchasing any because the amount may be excessive.

Naproxen vs. ibuprofen & diclofenac

Since naproxen is a more potent anti-inflammatory than ibuprofen, it is used for mild to moderate pain and inflammation or in situations when ibuprofen has not worked.

Comparable degrees of pain relief and anti-inflammatory action are offered by naproxen and diclofenac. Because of worries that diclofenac can have negative effects on the heart and digestive system, naproxen has mostly taken the place of diclofenac in the UK.

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Alcohol and Naproxen

When taking Naproxen, you shouldn't drink alcohol because it can harm your stomach lining and increase your risk of developing gastritis, a condition with excruciating symptoms. Additional consequences of using Naproxen with alcohol include:

  • Holes in the gut or stomach
  • Problems with digestion or heartburn
  • Vomit that is bloody or has a coffee-ground appearance
  • Stools have blood in them, or tarry or dark in colour.

Naproxen, Breastfeeding, and Pregnancy

Using Naproxen while pregnant or nursing is not advised. See a doctor or chemist for guidance if the pain you are experiencing is too great for paracetamol alone.

Blood Circulation and Naproxen

When taken over an extended period of time or if you already have heart problems, naproxen may slightly raise your chance of having a heart attack or stroke. Naproxen should not be taken either before or after any type of cardiac surgery.

Your Stomach and Naproxen

Consistent usage of Naproxen may result in internal bleeding in the intestines or stomach. If left untreated, this can be deadly.

You should constantly be on the lookout for stomach discomfort, indigestion, blood in the stool, or dark, tarry stools when taking Naproxen. If you have any of these symptoms, get help right once.

Side Effects

Side Effects of Naproxen

As is the case with all anti-inflammatory drugs, Naproxen may have side effects. Typical side effects may consist of:

  • Constipation, diarrhoea, heartburn, upset stomach, and stomach discomfort are examples of gastric side effects. Gas and bloating may also be among them.
  • Headache and vertigo
  • Eyesight blurriness or ear ringing
  • Skin rash and itching

If Naproxen is taken with or after food, the likelihood of experiencing some of these side effects may decrease.

Only a very small percentage of persons are susceptible to an allergic reaction to naproxen. If you are aware of an allergy, or if you have an allergy to any other anti-inflammatory medication, such as ibuprofen, aspirin, or diclofenac, you shouldn't take naproxen.

An allergic reaction to naproxen can include symptoms such as hives, breathing difficulties, and swelling in the face, lips, tongue, or neck. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should contact a doctor right away.

If any of these symptoms appear, you should stop taking Naproxen and visit your doctor right away:

  • Pain in the chest, weakness, breathlessness, slurred speech, and issues with eyesight or balance
  • Stool that is sticky, red, or black
  • Spitting up blood or vomit that resembles ground coffee
  • Fast weight gain or swelling, little to no urination
  • Symptoms include dark urine, clay-coloured faeces, nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
  • Bruising, intense tingling, discomfort, numbness, and weakening in the muscles
  • Fever, headache, stiff neck, chills, darker skin patches, heightened light sensitivity, and/or seizures (convulsions).
  • Severe skin reaction: fever, sore throat, facial or tongue swelling, burning in the eyes, and skin pain, which is followed by a rash that is red or purple, spreads, especially on the face and upper body, and blisters and peels.



Active IngredientNaproxen
Available Strengths250mg & 500mg
Drug ClassNon-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID)
Naproxen Dosage
Take 250-500 mg once or twice daily as directed


Naproxen ingredients

There is one active component per tablet: 250 milligrammes of Naproxen.

The following inactive substances are also present in them: Lactose, Magnesium stearate, Maize starch, Crospovidone, Propylene glycol,

Sodium hydroxide, Triethyl citrate, Titanium dioxide (E171), Potassium sorbate (E202), Sodium citrate (E331), Xanthan gum (E415),

Hydroxypropyl cellulose (E463), Purified talc (E553), and Beeswax make up the 1:1 methacrylic acid-ethyl acrylate copolymer.


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