Naproxen

Naproxen is typically prescribed to provide effective treatment in a number of conditions such as Arthritis, Muscle/joint pain, back pain, Period pains and Gout. It is an anti-inflammatory medicine and is effective in providing pain relief by reducing the pain inflicting hormones in our bodies.

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Naproxen

What is Naproxen 250mg & 500mg Tablets

Naproxen is a non-steroidal and anti-inflammatory drug composed of ingredients which tend to cure minor diseases or pains such as fever, inflammation, stiffness and swelling. It is a Sodium salt sell under the name of Naproxen to treat joint pains such as arthritis, stiffness and swellings caused due to joint aches and fever.

The medicine when it gets into the body of a human being fights against the flaming agents present in the body conclusively soothing inflammatory reactions caused by them. Naproxen is the drug which belongs to the group of anti-inflammatory medicines used to cure similar kinds of pains with certain specifications, so if not worked well on any individual then it can be replaced with any other drug of similar family. However, the medicine is available in various potencies such as 250 mg and 500 mg but should be taken as prescribed by the doctor to avoid hazardous consequences.

Naproxen and Paracetamol

It is fine to take Naproxen with paracetamol as these two medicines do not counteract each other. You cna also take other opoid type painkillers such as Co-codamol with Naproxen. Paracetamol can provide other effective pain relief for certain conditions. This works by stopping the messages our body sends to our brain when it feels pain. It is always essential top check the ingredients listing when purchasing medication over the counter to ensure that there are no ingredients that can interact with Naproxen or any of its ingredients. 

Ibuprofen must not be taken with Naproxen as this can result in many side effects.

Naproxen Dose

Naproxen is a highly effective anti inflammatory medication and can be used to treat a multiple of conditions that vary in severity and pain.

Naproxen 500mg

This is the strongest dosage of Naproxen and is mainly used in adults typically to treat conditions such as Arthritis, Osteoarthritis and painful Period Pains. The dosage of the medication that is recommended by our doctor is dependent on the severity of your condition and the pain that you are feeling.

Naproxen 250mg

Naproxen 250mg tablets can be used to treat the same conditions as Naproxen 500mg tablets, however this strength of Naproxen will typically be prescribed when the pain is not as severe. Naproxen 250mg tablets are prescribed in the uk to treat Period pains, arthritis and Osteoarthritis as well as muscle inflammation and pain.

Naproxen 500mg for Back Pain and General Pain

250 mg to 500 mg (naproxen) or 275 mg to 550 mg (naproxen sodium) orally twice a day.

Naproxen 250mg/500mg for Osteoarthritis

250 mg to 500 mg (naproxen) or 275 mg to 550 mg (naproxen sodium) orally twice a day.

Naproxen for Arthritis

Naproxen is most commonly prescribed for arthritis, the recommended dosage for naproxen when treating this condition is 250mg or 500mg capsules consumed twice per day.

Naproxen for treating Gout

Initial dose: 750 mg (naproxen) or 825 mg (naproxen sodium) orally once on first day of attack.
Following initial dose: 250 mg (naproxen) or 275 mg (naproxen sodium) orally every 8 hours until attack subsides.

Naproxen for Period Pains

550 mg orally once, followed by 275 mg orally every 6 to 8 hours or 550 mg orally every 12 hours as needed.

Buy Naproxen Online in the UK

Naproxen is a prescription only medication and can only be purchased form a UK registered doctor or pharmacy. You can purchase this medication from Medicine Direct in the 250mg and 500mg dose. All customers are required to complete an online health check questionnaire so our doctors are able to provide advise on which would be the ideal dosage for you to take.

Things to consider before taking Naproxen 250mg & 500mg

One must not use Naproxen to cure any kind of infection if he or she has a medical history of anaemia, blood disorders, stroke, high blood pressure, any heart disease, any kidney disease or any nervous disorder such as seizures, depression, anxiety and schizophrenia in order to avoid further adverse effects on any of the systems.

Naproxen Side Effects

Incorrect usage of the tablet can lead to hazardous consequences such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • Cough
  • fever
  • skin rash
  • sneezing
  • sore throat
  • swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  • nausea;
  • vomiting;
  • Ringing in your ears
  • Mild itching
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