what it is for and how to take it according to a medical professional

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat pain and inflammation. It can be purchased with or without a prescription. Naproxen is found in many medications under different names, such as Aleve, Anaprox, and Naprosyn.

In the mid-1970s, the use of naproxen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, began to spread in the United States. It has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic effects.

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It is currently one of the most used drugs by athletes and people who have symptoms of pain and inflammation in localized areas of the body. This drug is often prescribed for a wide variety of beneficial uses for the body.

However, this does not mean that it is over the counter, as it is restricted in many countries. Therefore, it is wise to answer these questions: Is it appropriate to use Naproxen? If so, in what cases and how can it be used safely?

According to the portal specializing in drugs Nutrition and Pharmacy, They assure that this drug is prescribed for the treatment of fever, as well as painful and inflammatory processes of mild or moderate intensity.

In what cases do specialists usually prescribe Naproxen as a treatment?

  • Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Osteoarthritis.
  • Acute episodes of gout.
  • ankylosing spondylitis.
  • Primary dysmenorrhea.
  • Acute migraine attacks.
  • Strains or sprains.
  • Pain associated with the menstrual cycle.
  • A cold.
  • Toothache.
  • Back pains.

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What properties does Naproxen have on the body?

This drug is a potent non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug and is often used as an analgesic to treat acute pain. Also, It has antipyretic properties that inhibit platelet aggregation and prolong prothrombin time.

When and how to use Naproxen?

In what cases do doctors prescribe this medicine? The head of the Pain Working Group of the Spanish Society of General and Family Physicians, Dr. Juana Sánchez, explains that it is indicated for inflammatory processes with pain of mild intensity, moderate or intense pain which occur in inflammation when administered together with opioids.

Now, what dose is recommended to be given to the patient? Naproxen usually comes in tablet or soft capsule form taken with a full glass of water, every 8 to 12 hours as needed.

Regarding the more rapidly absorbed naproxen sodium, CIM Pharmaceuticals states that, in general, “the daily dose of naproxen sodium for an adult varies between 550 mg and 1100 mg. The first dose is 550 mg, followed by 275 mg every 6 or 8 hours.

Advantages and disadvantages of naproxen

  • Naproxen is an effective NSAID for treating pain and inflammation in many parts of the body.
  • It relieves headaches, muscle pain, menstrual cramps, arthritis and other types of pain.
  • Naproxen is an inexpensive drug that can be purchased without a prescription.
  • It can cause side effects such as constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach and heartburn.
  • It can increase the risk of a heart attackstroke and other heart problems.
  • Naproxen may interact with other medications, which may increase the risk of side effects.
  • If you have kidney or liver disease, or if you are taking certain other medicines, naproxen may not be safe for you.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, naproxen may not be safe for you.

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In summary, naproxen is a safe and effective drug for treating pain and inflammation, but it has some drawbacks. If you are considering taking naproxen, talk to your doctor to make sure it is the right medicine for you.

Note that if you suffer from pain, inflammation in localized areas you should see your doctor to receive the evaluation and treatment indicated in the medical record.

* This article was written by Robby Cheers, artificial intelligence that uses machine learning to produce human text.

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