- Acetylsalicylic Acid
- Calcitonin (Salmon)
- Chlorzoxazone–Paracetamol–Diclofenac Potassium
- Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride
- Diclofenac Diethylamine
- Glucosamine Sulphate
- Halobetasol Propionate
- Ipratropium Bromide–Albuterol/Salbutamol
- Ketorolac Tromethamine
- Loteprednol Etabonate
- Mefenamic Acid
- Mefenamic Acid–Dicyclomine
- Sodium Cromoglycate/Cromolyn
- Tranexamic Acid–Mefenamic Acid
- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Naprosyn* used for?
Naprosyn* (Naproxen) is prescribed to provide relief from pain and swelling. It belongs to a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that work by reducing the pain-causing hormones in the body. Besides menstrual cramps, this medication is used to treat stiffness, joint pain, and inflammation caused by conditions such as arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, acute gout, tendonitis, rheumatoid arthritis, or bursitis. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Naprosyn*?
The dosage of Naprosyn* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Naprosyn* with food to reduce upset stomach.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Naprosyn*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Naprosyn* medication in a regular schedule (not on “as-needed” basis) and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Naprosyn*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Naprosyn*, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, shallow breathing, and fainting.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Naprosyn*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Naprosyn*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Naprosyn*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Naprosyn* can interact with other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, ACE inhibitors, antidepressants, blood thinners, diuretics, and anti-seizure drugs.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Naprosyn*?
Like other medicines, Naprosyn* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Naprosyn* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Naprosyn* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Naprosyn* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Naprosyn* can cause side effects such as stomach pain, mild heartburn, headache, diarrhea, blurred vision, constipation, dizziness, skin itching, and bloating. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Naprosyn*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Naprosyn*?
Is it possible for me to take Naprosyn* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Naprosyn*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Naprosyn*?
How will Naprosyn* work in my body?
How should Naprosyn* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Naprosyn* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. Before taking Naprosyn*, inform your doctor if you have a history of heart attack, high blood pressure, stomach ulcers, liver or kidney disease, and asthma. Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight. Avoid intake of alcohol as it can increase the risk of stomach bleeding.