Naproxen is a pain reliever to treat illnesses like arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, tendinitis, bursitis, gout, and menstrual cramps. It can also treat acute pain caused by disorders that aren’t covered in this drug guide. Over-the-counter Naproxen is sold under the brand name Aleve.
Does Naproxen help with Pain Relief?
Scientific Study on the Effectiveness of Naproxen
Forms and Strength of Naproxen
How Naproxen works
Side Effects of Naproxen
If you exhibit symptoms of an allergic response to Naproxen, get immediate medical attention: sneeze, runny, or stuffy nose; wheezing or difficulty breathing; hives; swelling of the cheeks, lips, tongue, or throat.
Get emergency medical help if you have chest discomfort that spreads to your jaw or shoulder, numbness or weakness on one side of your body, slurred speech, or shortness of breath.
- stomach ache
- nausea and vomiting, as well as abdominal hemorrhage
- perforation of the abdomen
- ulceration in the stomach
- retaining fluid
These adverse effects can be fatal and come on suddenly. If you get severe stomach pain while taking Naproxen, stop using it right once and see your doctor. To limit the risk of digestive system side effects, use the lowest effective dosage for the shortest time.
Blood pressure has been shown to rise when using Naproxen. There’s a chance you won’t notice any signs that your blood pressure is rising. Furthermore, if you already have high blood pressure, Naproxen could make it worse. Before taking Naproxen, talk to your doctor if you have high blood pressure.
Some drugs can interfere with Naproxen’s effectiveness. If you use any of the following, tell your doctor:
- Blood pressure medicine
- Blood thinner
- Medicine to treat depression
Unless your doctor says it’s acceptable, don’t take any additional NSAIDs. Aspirin, celecoxib, diclofenac, diflunisal, ibuprofen, and salsalate are some of the NSAIDs. Do not consume alcohol while taking this medication (Moore, N., Pollack, C. and Butkerait, P., 2015).