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Naproxen Tablets 500mg (NAFLAX) – 100

Generic Name: Naproxen

Brand Name: Naflax

Dosage Strength: 500 mg

Dosage Form: Tablet

Indication: Naproxen is indicated for the management of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, acute gout, primary dysmenorrhea, and for the relief of mild to moderate pain.

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Generic Naproxen Tablets

Naproxen is a kind of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used to reduce the hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.

Naproxen can be used to treat pain or inflammation caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, tendinitis, bursitis, gout, or menstrual cramps.

What is in the naproxen tablets?

Each Naflax tablet contains:

  • 500 mg of naproxen

What are the Naproxen (Naflax) tablets used for?

The naproxen tablets can be used to treat the following:

  • Arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Gout
  • Menstrual cramps

How much and how often should you use the product?

Generic naproxen tablets are taken orally. Your doctor will inform you of the right dosage or number of capsules you should be taking each day based on your age, overall health, and medical conditions.

It is advised you take one tablet every 8 to 12 hours until symptoms persist.

For arthritis, it may take up to two weeks of consistently taking naproxen before you see results.

Mechanism of Action

Naproxen works by blocking COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes which lead to the decreased prostaglandin synthesis. The COX-1 enzyme is constitutively active and can be found in normal tissues like the stomach lining while the COX-2 enzyme is inducible and produces prostaglandins which alleviate pain, fever, and inflammation.

Before using this medication notify your doctor if you have or are:

  • Allergic to any food or syrup or substance
  • Heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or if you smoke
  • A history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot
  • A history of stomach ulcers or bleeding
  • Asthma
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Fluid retention
  • If you take aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke
  • Pregnant or are planning to become pregnant or are nursing a baby

Below are the possible side effects that you may experience from taking naproxen. These side effects are possible but do not always occur. If you experience any of these side effects, stop taking the product and immediately consult with your doctor.

  • Shortness of breath (even with mild exertion)
  • Swelling or rapid weight gain
  • Skin rash
  • Signs of stomach bleeding – bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • Liver problems – nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, flu-like symptoms, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
  • Kidney problems – little or no urinating, painful or difficult urination, swelling in your feet or ankles, feeling tired or short of breath
  • Low red blood cells (anemia) – pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating
  • Severe skin reaction – fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling
  • Indigestion, heartburn, stomach pain, nausea
  • Headache, dizziness, drowsiness
  • Bruising, itching, rash
  • Swelling
  • Ringing in your ears

Naproxen tablets are available in all The Generics Pharmacy branches nationwide at a very affordable price.

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How much and how often should you use the product?

Generic naproxen tablets are taken orally. Your doctor will inform you of the right dosage or number of capsules you should be taking each day based on your age, overall health, and medical conditions.

It is advised you take one tablet every 8 to 12 hours until symptoms persist.

For arthritis, it may take up to two weeks of consistently taking naproxen before you see results.

Mechanism of Action

Naproxen works by blocking COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes which lead to the decreased prostaglandin synthesis. The COX-1 enzyme is constitutively active and can be found in normal tissues like the stomach lining while the COX-2 enzyme is inducible and produces prostaglandins which alleviate pain, fever, and inflammation.

Before using this medication notify your doctor if you have or are:

  • Allergic to any food or syrup or substance
  • Heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or if you smoke
  • A history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot
  • A history of stomach ulcers or bleeding
  • Asthma
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Fluid retention
  • If you take aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke
  • Pregnant or are planning to become pregnant or are nursing a baby

Below are the possible side effects that you may experience from taking naproxen. These side effects are possible but do not always occur. If you experience any of these side effects, stop taking the product and immediately consult with your doctor.

  • Shortness of breath (even with mild exertion)
  • Swelling or rapid weight gain
  • Skin rash
  • Signs of stomach bleeding – bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • Liver problems – nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, flu-like symptoms, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
  • Kidney problems – little or no urinating, painful or difficult urination, swelling in your feet or ankles, feeling tired or short of breath
  • Low red blood cells (anemia) – pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating
  • Severe skin reaction – fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling
  • Indigestion, heartburn, stomach pain, nausea
  • Headache, dizziness, drowsiness
  • Bruising, itching, rash
  • Swelling
  • Ringing in your ears

Naproxen tablets are available in all The Generics Pharmacy branches nationwide at a very affordable price.

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