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.