- Type of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAIDs)
- Used for pain relief
- Helps with muscle pain, gout and period pain
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Naproxen tablets, also known as Naproxen Sodium, is an anti-inflammatory pain reliever. It is used to treat muscular and joint discomfort, such as arthritis, which is usually accompanied by inflammation. While pain is present, Naproxen is given twice daily with or after food. Ashcroft Pharmacy, based in the United Kingdom, can give Naproxen 250mg online for the fast, effective, and affordable treatment of short-term pain and inflammation without the need to visit a doctor.
Patient Information Leaflet (from EMC): https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.5812.pdf
Swallow the tablet whole with water, with food to avoid stomach upset. The tablet is usually taken 2 to 3 times a day, you should take it as directed by your doctor. Do not take more than directed by your doctor.
Warnings about Naproxen
If you have any of the following conditions, you should consult your doctor before taking Naproxen:
- Having had a heart attack, stroke, or blood clot in the past.
- High blood pressure, cardiac disease, and congestive heart failure.
- Having had stomach ulcers or bleeding in the past.
- Kidney or liver disease.
- Suffer from Asthma.
- If you have polyps in your nose, you should see a doctor right away.
- A blood clotting or bleeding problem.
- If you're a smoker.
What exactly are Naproxen Tablets?
Naproxen is a pain reliever that belongs to the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication class (NSAIDs). Aspirin, ibuprofen, and diclofenac are some of the most well-known NSAIDs. Naproxen is a stronger anti-inflammatory than aspirin and ibuprofen, and it's regarded to be comparable to diclofenac in terms of strength but with fewer dangers and side effects.
It can be used to treat pain that is accompanied by inflammation, like sprains, strains, and mild arthritis. Adults above the age of 18 years can be prescribed naproxen. Each package contains 28 pills with a dosage of 250 mg each.
To protect the stomach, Naproxen Tablets should always be taken with food. Patients who are taking Naproxen for an extended period of time (more than two weeks) should take a stomach-protecting medication like Omeprazole along with it to lessen the risk of side effects.
What are the benefits of using Naproxen?
Naproxen tablets are a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication used to treat pain and inflammation in the body. It accomplishes this by lowering the hormones that cause edoema. Naproxen is commonly prescribed to treat muscle pain, arthritis, period pain, and gout.
What makes Naproxen different from other pain relievers?
Naproxen 250mg pills are an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever that requires a prescription. They are more powerful than over-the-counter pain relievers like Ibuprofen and aspirin. Although the effects of Naproxen and Diclofenac are expected to be similar, Naproxen is thought to have a lower risk of side effects.
When compared to paracetamol, Naproxen and other NSAIDs are better in treating inflammation and edoema. Although naproxen tablets are a stronger pain reliever than paracetamol, they can be combined to provide additional pain relief. Naproxen, unlike opiate-based medicines like codeine, does not have the potential to become addictive.
Can I use Naproxen with other pain relievers?
Naproxen can be taken alongside paracetamol and opioid pain relievers such codeine, co-codamol, tramadol, or morphine. Because Naproxen is primarily an anti-inflammatory, while codeine is an opioid used to alleviate pain, this is the case.
However, don't use aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen or diclofenac because they increase the chance of stomach and intestine side effects. If you're using a COX-2 selective inhibitor like etoricoxib or celecoxib, you shouldn't take Naproxen because of the same reason. Although Naproxen does not thin the blood like aspirin, it is not recommended to take it with blood thinners like Aspirin.
It's crucial to know that ibuprofen and aspirin are commonly found in cold and flu cures and over-the-counter pain relievers. As a result, you should avoid taking these medications while taking Naproxen to avoid an unintended interaction. Before you buy, double-check the components of any other medications you intend to use, or contact us for assistance.
You should also consult us before purchasing anti-inflammatory gels (such as ibuprofen, diclofenac, ketoprofen, or piroxicam) to use with Naproxen pills, as this is not recommended for everyone and the dosage may be too high.
Naproxen vs. Ibuprofen & Diclofenac
Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine that comes in a 250mg dose (NSAID). It works in a similar way to the over-the-counter pain reliever Ibuprofen in that it blocks molecules that produce pain and inflammation at the injury site. Naproxen is a more powerful anti-inflammatory than Ibuprofen and is used to treat moderate pain and inflammation when Ibuprofen has failed.
Naproxen has a similar level of anti-inflammatory activity as Diclofenac and gives similar pain relief. Because of concerns about Diclofenac's negative effects on the heart and gastrointestinal system, Naproxen has mainly replaced it in the UK.
What are Naproxen side effects?
Naproxen is expected to have less side effects than other anti-inflammatory medicines, such as high-strength Ibuprofen or Diclofenac, and is gentler on the stomach. We exclusively sell Naproxen in gastro-resistant pills at Ashcroft Pharmacy, which means they have an extra protective coating to help reduce the risk of adverse effects even further.
To preserve the stomach lining, naproxen should always be taken with or after food and at the proper dosage.
Take a look at our Naproxen side effects page for more information.
Naproxen, like many anti-inflammatory medications, can produce negative effects.
The following are examples of common side effects:
- Upset stomach, heartburn, stomach discomfort, constipation, or diarrhoea are all gastric side effects. Bloating and gas are examples of these symptoms.
- Headache and dizziness.
- Ringing in the ears or blurred vision.
- Itching and rash on the skin.
If Naproxen is taken with or after food, some of these adverse effects may be reduced.
In a small percentage of persons, naproxen can produce an allergic reaction. If you have an allergy to Naproxen or any other anti-inflammatory medicine, such as ibuprofen, aspirin, or diclofenac, you should not use it. Hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or neck are all possible symptoms of an allergic reaction to Naproxen. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should seek medical help right once.
If any of the following symptoms occur, you should stop taking Naproxen and visit your doctor as soon as possible:
- Chest discomfort, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, vision or balance issues are all symptoms of a heart attack.
- Stools that are black, bloody, or tarry.
- Coughing up blood or vomit with a coffee-ground appearance.
- Swelling or fast weight gain, incontinence or inability to urinate.
- Nausea, nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored faeces, and jaundice are all symptoms of jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
- Bruising, numbness, tingling, discomfort, and muscle weakness.
- Fever, headache, neck stiffness, chills, heightened sensitivity to light, purple spots on the skin, and/or seizures are among symptoms to watch out for (convulsions).
- Fever, sore throat, swelling of the cheek or tongue, burning in the eyes, and skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (particularly to the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.