- Used for effective pain relief
- Gastro resistant version available
- Belongs to class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Helps treat conditions such as muscle pain, arthritis, period pain and gout
Order Naproxen Tablets Online
You can request to order Naproxen tablets using our UK registered online doctor and pharmacy service. This service is only available to patients who are currently prescribed Naproxen on repeat by their own GP. As part of your order, we ask that you complete an online medical assessment. This can then be evaluated by our GPs who can make sure it is safe and suitable for you to take.
If approved by our doctors, a prescription is sent to our pharmacy team. From here, it is dispensed and dispatched to your chosen delivery address. We use Royal Mail as a courier and have a range of delivery options.
What is Naproxen?
It is an anti-inflammatory painkiller used to treat pain and inflammation in several conditions. Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Other medicines in this category include ibuprofen and aspirin.
It is only available on prescription, although you can buy it for period pain and menstrual cramps from a pharmacy under the brand name Feminax Ultra.
What is Naproxen used for?
It is commonly prescribed for pain relief and to treat inflammation in conditions such as gout, rheumatoid arthritis, sprains and strains and osteoarthritis. Unlike some other painkillers, taking it does not have a risk of addiction.
Can I take Paracetamol or Co-codamol with Naproxen?
Yes, Naproxen can be taken alongside paracetamol or co-codamol. However, it should not be taken with ibuprofen, aspirin, or any other NSAID such as diclofenac because it can cause dangerous side effects.
How do I take Naproxen?
You should take it exactly as your doctor has told you to. The dose may vary from person to person depending on why your doctor has prescribed it. The usual Naproxen dosage is to take a dose twice a day.
Two strengths are available: Naproxen 250mg and Naproxen 500mg. Your doctor will decide the safest strength and dose for you. Usually, you should take the lowest effective dose for the shortest time. However, some people can be prescribed Naproxen long-term to relieve pain in chronic conditions.
Regular or gastro-resistant Naproxen
It is available as regular tablets or as gastro-resistant tablets. The gastro-resistant tablets have a coating which protects them from stomach acid and releases the drug later on in the gut. This can help to protect the stomach from being irritated by the drug.
For people unable to take this medicine, paracetamol is a good alternative because it is suitable for most people. Other NSAIDs available over the counter include ibuprofen, aspirin, and topical diclofenac (Voltarol).
A number of other NSAIDs can be prescribed by your doctor if suitable. Examples include celecoxib, ketoprofen, and mefenamic acid.
Naproxen Side Effects
Common side effects of Naproxen include headache, dizziness, tiredness, and ringing in the ears. You can find more information on common and less common side effects in the patient information leaflet.
When taking this medicine, there are some serious side effects to be aware of. If you notice any stomach problems like indigestion, nausea, stomach pain or vomiting, it may be a sign of a stomach ulcer. If you notice any of these symptoms, speak to your doctor immediately.
Other side effects to mention to your doctor immediately are if you notice black tarry stools or you vomit particles that look like coffee grounds.
This is not a complete list of side effects, it’s important to read the patient information leaflet for further information.
Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet:
Other conditions and Naproxen
It is not suitable for everyone to take. People who have had an allergic reaction to Naproxen or another NSAID should not take it. This includes people with asthma who have found their asthma worsen after taking an NSAID.
People with a history of stomach ulcers or gastrointestinal diseases like Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis should not take Naproxen. People with severe liver, kidney, or heart failure are not able to take Naproxen. For a full list of conditions that can be affected by this medicine, see the patient information leaflet. If you are unsure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Interactions with other medicines
Naproxen can interact with a wide variety of medicines. Examples include blood-thinning medicines like warfarin, diuretics, and certain blood pressure medicines. It should also not be taken with other NSAIDs such as aspirin or ibuprofen. This includes low dose aspirin that people are often prescribed after a heart attack or stroke.
Interactions between Naproxen and other medicines can be dangerous and you should check with your doctor if you start any new medication whilst taking this medicine.
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