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Naprosyn, Anaprox, Anaprox DS

Naprosyn, Anaprox, Anaprox DS Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Aleve, Aleve Caplet, Aleve Easy Open Arthritis, Aleve Gelcap, Anaprox, Anaprox-DS, Comfort Pac with Naproxen, EC-Naprosyn, Leader Naproxen Sodium, Midol Extended Relief, Naprelan 375, Naprelan 500, Naprelan 750, Naprelan Dose Card, Naprosyn

Generic Name: naproxen (Pronunciation: na PROX en)

What is naproxen (Naprosyn, Anaprox, Anaprox DS)?

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Naproxen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.

Naproxen is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by conditions such as arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, tendinitis, bursitis, gout, or menstrual cramps.

Naproxen may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

EC-Naprosyn 500 mg

oval, white, imprinted with EC-NAPROSYN, 500

Naprelan 375 mg

oblong, white, imprinted with W, 901

Naprelan 375 mg-VIC

oblong, white, imprinted with N, 375

Naprelan 500 mg

oblong, white, imprinted with W, 902

Naprosyn 250 mg

round, yellow, imprinted with NAPROSYN 250, ROCHE

Naprosyn 500 mg

oblong, yellow, imprinted with NAPROSYN, 500

Naproxen 250 mg-AMN

round, white, imprinted with IP188, 250

Naproxen 250 mg-DAV

round, pink, imprinted with MOVA, 250 M25

Naproxen 250 mg-GG

round, yellow, imprinted with GG 724

Naproxen 250 mg-MYL

round, white, imprinted with 377, MYLAN

Naproxen 250 mg-PER

round, white, imprinted with L121

Naproxen 250 mg-TEV

round, pink, imprinted with 93, 147

Naproxen 250 mg-WAT

round, white, imprinted with WATSON 821

Naproxen 275 mg-APH

elliptical, white, imprinted with INV286

Naproxen 275 mg-GG

elliptical, yellow, imprinted with GG 417

Naproxen 275 mg-MYL

round, blue, imprinted with M, 537

Naproxen 275 mg-TEV

oval, white, imprinted with 93, 536

Naproxen 375 mg EC-ETH

round, white, imprinted with 302, ETHEX

Naproxen 375 mg EC-GG

oblong, white, imprinted with GG 935

Naproxen 375 mg-AMN

capsule, white, imprinted with IP189, 375

Naproxen 375 mg-DR-TEV

oval, white, imprinted with 93-5

Naproxen 375 mg-GG

oblong, peach, imprinted with GG 725

Naproxen 375 mg-MYL

oval, white, imprinted with 555, MYLAN

Naproxen 375 mg-TEV

oval, peach, imprinted with 93, 148

Naproxen 375 mg-WAT

oblong, gray, imprinted with WATSON 822

Naproxen 500 mg EC-ETH

oblong, white, imprinted with ETHEX, 303

Naproxen 500 mg EC-GG

oblong, white, imprinted with GG 936

Naproxen 500 mg-AMN

capsule, white, imprinted with 500, IP190

Naproxen 500 mg-DAV

oblong, pink, imprinted with MOVA, 500 M50

Naproxen 500 mg-DR-TEV

oval, white, imprinted with 93-6

Naproxen 500 mg-GG

oblong, yellow, imprinted with GG 726

Naproxen 500 mg-MYL

oval, white, imprinted with MYLAN, 451

Naproxen 500 mg-TEV

oval, red, imprinted with 149, TEVA, 93

Naproxen 500 mg-WAT

oval, white, imprinted with WATSON 791

Naproxen 550 mg-APH

oblong, white, imprinted with INV287

Naproxen 550 mg-TEV

oval, white, imprinted with 93, 537

Naproxen Sodium 275 mg-AMN

oval, blue, imprinted with IP193

Naproxen Sodium 275 mg-WAT

oval, white, imprinted with WATSON 792

Naproxen Sodium 550 mg-AMN

oval, blue, imprinted with IP 194

Naproxen Sodium 550 mg-WAT

oval, green, imprinted with WATSON 793

What are the possible side effects of naproxen?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop taking naproxen and seek medical attention or call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance;
  • black, bloody, or tarry stools;
  • coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
  • swelling or rapid weight gain;
  • urinating less than usual or not at all;
  • nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
  • bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness;
  • fever, headache, neck stiffness, chills, increased sensitivity to light, purple spots on the skin, and/or seizure (convulsions) or
  • 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.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • upset stomach, mild heartburn or stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation;
  • bloating, gas;
  • dizziness, headache, nervousness;
  • skin itching or rash;
  • blurred vision; or
  • ringing in your ears.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Naprosyn, Anaprox, Anaprox DS (naproxen) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about naproxen?

This medicine may cause life-threatening heart or circulation problems such as heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it long term. Do not use naproxen just before or after heart bypass surgery (coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG).

Get emergency medical help if you have chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, or problems with vision or balance.

This medicine may also cause serious effects on the stomach or intestines, including bleeding or perforation (forming of a hole). These conditions can be fatal and can occur without warning while you are taking naproxen, especially in older adults.

Call your doctor at once if you have symptoms of stomach bleeding such as black, bloody, or tarry stools, or coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any cold, allergy, or pain medication. Many medicines available over the counter contain aspirin or other medicines similar to naproxen (such as ibuprofen or ketoprofen). Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much of this type of medication. Check the label to see if a medicine contains naproxen, aspirin, ibuprofen, or ketoprofen.

Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase your risk of stomach bleeding.

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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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