Naproxen Tablets (250mg & 500mg)
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Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that is used to provide pain relief from various ailments including:
- Period Pain
- Muscle/Joint Pain
- Sprains and Strains
- Works for aches, pains and inflammation
- Effective pain relief
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
Buy Naproxen Tablets Online
You can order Naproxen online from our UK registered online pharmacy. No prescription is required, however, you will need to complete an online assessment, so our prescriber can issue a prescription to our pharmacy. If the prescriber approves your order, a prescription is passed to our pharmacy, who will then dispense and dispatch your medication using Royal Mail or DPD.
What is Naproxen?
Naproxen is a painkiller belonging to a class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Other well-known NSAIDs include aspirin, ibuprofen and diclofenac. Naproxen is a stronger anti-inflammatory than aspirin and ibuprofen; it is thought to be similar in strength to diclofenac but carries fewer risks and side effects.
It can be used to treat pain where there is also inflammation present such as sprains, strains and mild arthritis.
How does Naproxen work?
To help with inflammation and healing, the body release chemicals known as Prostaglandins. When these chemicals are released, as well as the benefits, they also cause some negative side effects such as pain and fever.
These Prostaglandins are produced by an enzyme called cyclooxygenase (COX). Naproxen and other NSAIDs work to reduce the amount of COX-1 and COX-2 that are produced and as a consequence, any ongoing inflammation, pain or fever is reduced.
Whilst the COX-2 enzyme is the one that creates prostaglandins that cause pain and fever, the COX-1 enzyme helps protect the stomach lining from any damaging effects of acid. This is why when sometimes taking NSAIDs or Naproxen, your stomach can produce ulcers and promote bleeding.
Naproxen 250mg and Naproxen 500mg are typically used for pain relief. It helps reduce inflammation and pain in a person’s joints and muscles.
This should answer the question of what is Naproxen used for.
How to use Naproxen?
Naproxen is provided as a tablet, which frequently is prepared in a way that protects the stomach. Thus, the tablet may have a gastro-resistant or enteric coat or have a modified-release mechanism to stop it from disintegrating in the stomach and allowing it to be broken down in the intestines. If it does not have this stomach-protecting property then you may be given an additional tablet that will do this.
The dose and frequency of Naproxen will depend on what disorder you have and your age. If you are older than 64 years or have liver and/or kidney problems, or the medicine is for a child, the dose will be less than the usual adult dose. Take this medicine with water, and as you eat your dinner or after it. You should take Naproxen only for as long as you need to, and so your doctor will want you to have regular check-ups. Only take the dose that you are told to – if you take more, then go for medical assistance straight away; if you missed a dose – then skip it, and carry on as scheduled.
Cloud Pharmacy provides two strengths: Naproxen 250mg and Naproxen 500mg. Our prescriber will prescribe the most appropriate dosing schedule for your condition.
Naproxen and Alcohol
Before taking Naproxen and Alcohol together, you should ask your doctor. Naproxen and Alcohol can increase the risk and chance of stomach bleeding.
If Naproxen and alcohol are taken together and you suddenly notice any of the symptoms of stomach/intestinal bleeding, call your doctor immediately. These symptoms include black, tarry or bloody stool or any coughing that brings up blood/vomit that appears like coffee grounds.
Do not stop taking or using the medication unless told to do so by your doctor.
Naproxen and Paracetamol
Taking Naproxen and Paracetamol together is fine. Naproxen and Paracetamol can be taken during different periods during the day. Naproxen is a 12-hour medicine, so taking some paracetamol in-between doses of Naproxen can help with any pain until the next dose of Naproxen should be taken.
Naproxen and Ibuprofen
Naproxen and Ibuprofen should not be taken together. They are both NSAIDs (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and should not be taken within 8-12 hours of one another. Naproxen and Ibuprofen both work the same way and have the same side effects.
Naproxen Over The Counter
Naproxen over the counter is not available.
A person can buy Naproxen 250mg online from Cloud Pharmacy for period pain without a prescription. It is also available on prescription as buy Naproxen 500mg online tablets.
|Available Strengths||250mg & 500mg|
|Drug Class||Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID)|
|Naproxen Dosage||Take 250-500mg once or twice daily as directed|
|Naproxen Mechanism of Action||Lowers inflammation by reducing the prostaglandins|
Naproxen Side Effects
There is always a risk of side effects with all medications. Some of these can be quite mild and can subside over time. Others are more serious and should be reported to your GP right away if you experience any side effects. Please contact a member of our team if you are concerned about any potential side effects that may occur when taking naproxen.
Some common side effects reported with naproxen use include:
- Swelling of the hands and feet
- Skin reactions
Patient Information Leaflet
What are the benefits of using Naproxen?
Naproxen is beneficial in providing relief from pain from various conditions such as headaches, tendonitis, muscle aches, menstrual cramps, and dental pain. It is also beneficial in reducing the pain, swelling, and joint stiffness caused by gout attacks, bursitis, and arthritis.
You should first read the medication guide or patient information provided for in the information leaflet that comes with the product package before you start using Naproxen. Ask your doctor or your pharmacist if you have any questions about the use and safety of the medication.
Take Naproxen by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually 2 or 3 times a day with a full glass of water. Avoid lying down within ten minutes after taking this medication. Take Naproxen with food, milk, or an antacid in order to avoid having an upset stomach.
To reduce the risk of stomach bleeding and other side effects, take Naproxen at the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time. Do not increase your dose or take Naproxen more than directed by your doctor. For ongoing conditions such as arthritis, take this medication continuously as directed by your doctor. For arthritis, the full benefit of this drug may show after about two weeks of continuous use.
If you are taking Naproxen as needed, you should remember that pain medication like Naproxen works best when used as the first signs of pain occur. The medication may not work well if you wait until the pain has worsened.
Inform your doctor if your condition will not improve or if it will get worse.
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