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Naproxen (By mouth)

Naproxen (na-PROX-en)

Treats fever and pain. Also treats arthritis, gout, and menstrual cramps or pain. This medicine is an NSAID.

Brand Name(s):

Aleve, Aleve Arthritis, All Day Pain Relief, All Day Relief, Anaprox, Anaprox DS, EC Naprosyn, Flanax Pain Relief Kit, Good Neighbor Pharmacy All Day Pain Relief, Good Sense All Day Pain Relief, Leader All Day Pain Relief, Mediproxen, Naprelan, NaproPax, Naprosyn

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction (including asthma) to naproxen, aspirin, or other NSAIDs. Do not use it if you have had a heart surgery (such as coronary artery bypass graft).

How to Use This Medicine:

Liquid Filled Capsule, Liquid, Tablet, Coated Tablet, Long Acting Tablet

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088


Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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