Naproxen 500mg Tablets | Period Pain Treatment
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What Naproxen tablets are and what they are used for?
Naproxen belongs to a group of medicines called non-steriodal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which are used to reduce inflammation and pain in joints and muscles. Naproxen tablets are used to treat: • diseases of joints such as rheumatoid arthritis (including in children), osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis. Naproxen cannot cure arthritis but is used to give relief of some symptoms such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness and joint pain. • attacks of gout • muscle and bone disorders • painful periods 2 What you need to know before you take Naproxen tablets Do not take Naproxen tablets if you: • are in the last three months of pregnancy or if you are breast feeding • are allergic to naproxen or to any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6) • are allergic to aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs), or you have developed signs of asthma (wheezing), runny nose, swelling of the skin or rash when taking these medicines • have or have had stomach or duodenum (gut) ulcers, bleeding in the stomach or intestines (gastrointestinal bleeding) or have had two or more episodes of peptic ulcers, stomach bleeding or perforation • have severe liver, kidney or heart failure If you are not sure about any of the above conditions, please ask your doctor. Warnings and precautions.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Naproxen tablets if you: • use other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) or any medication which may cause bleeding or ulcers in the stomach • have a history of gastrointestinal disease e.g. ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease • smoke • drink alcohol • are elderly • have or have had high blood pressure or any liver, kidney or heart problems • have or have had bronchial asthma, other breathing problems or nasal polyps • have systemic lupus erythematosus or other connective tissue disorders • have a blood clotting disorder • are a women trying to become pregnant or undergoing investigation of infertility
For full details on Naproxen please click on the patient leaflet below: