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What is naproxen sodium used for?

What is naproxen sodium used for?

Naproxen is used to relieve pain from various conditions such as headache, muscle aches, tendonitis, dental pain, and menstrual cramps. It also reduces pain, swelling, and joint stiffness caused by arthritis, bursitis, and gout attacks. This medication is known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

Is naproxen sodium safe to take?

Naproxen sodium is approved by FDA and is safe and effective when used according to the Drug Facts label. You should not take more medicine or for a longer period of time than the label says unless instructed by a healthcare provider.

Is naproxen sodium bad for your liver?

Nonprescription pain relievers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) and naproxen (Aleve, others) can damage your liver, especially if taken frequently or combined with alcohol.

What organs does naproxen affect?

Prostaglandins maintain the pressure in your kidneys so that these organs can filter the fluids in your body. A decrease in your level of prostaglandins from taking Aleve can cause problems with your kidney function. You may notice fluid retention or changes in how much you urinate.

What is the maximum daily dosage of naproxen sodium?

Immediate Release (naproxen sodium): 550 mg orally once, followed by 275 mg orally every 6 to 8 hours or 550 mg orally every 12 hours as needed. -Maximum dose: Initial total daily dose not to exceed 1375 mg; thereafter, not to exceed 1100 mg/day.

What is the maximum daily dosage of naproxen?

For acute pain relief or treatment of painful menstrual periods, the usual naproxen sodium dosing for an adult (over age 18) is 220 mg to 550 mg, twice a day. The maximum recommended daily dosage is 1100 mg per day.

Is naproxen a strong painkiller?

Naproxen is a painkiller that is one of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ( NSAIDs ). This drug works by inhibiting an enzyme involved in the inflammatory response resulting in a reduction of pain and swelling. Generally, using naproxen for pain that is mild or moderate is effective for most individuals.

How much naproxen is too much?

Your doctor may start you on a lowered dose so that too much of this drug doesn’t build up in your body. Too much of the drug in your body can be dangerous. The initial dose is 750 mg, followed by 250 mg every 8 hours until the attack subsides.