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Aspirin vs. Anaprox (Naproxen, Naprosyn)

Are Aspirin and Anaprox (Naproxen, Naprosyn)the Same Thing?

Aspirin and Anaprox (naproxen) are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) used to treat pain and inflammation.

Aspirin is also used to treat fever, to prevent blood clots, and to reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks.

Brand names for aspirin include Bayer Aspirin, Ecotrin, and Bufferin.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Aspirin?

Common side effects of Aspirin include:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Anaprox (Naproxen, Naprosyn)?

Common side effects of Anaprox (Naproxen, Naprosyn) include:

What is Aspirin?

Aspirin (aspirin) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) prescribed for treating fever, pain, inflammation in the body, prevention of blood clots, and reduction of the risk of strokes and heart attacks.

What is Anaprox (Naproxen, Naprosyn)?

Anaprox (Naproxen, Naprosyn) is a proprionic acid derivative and is considered a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and is used for pain management for many diseases, arthritic diseases, and inflammatory diseases such as tendonitis, bursitis, and gout.

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What Drugs Interact With Aspirin?

Drug interactions include Eskalith, Lithobid (lithium), Rheumatrex, Trexall (methotrexate), Coumadin (warfarin), antidepressants, and other salicylates. Use of Bayer Aspirin during pregnancy may have adverse effects in the fetus. It should be used during pregnancy only when the benefits outweigh the risks. Aspirin is excreted into breast milk and may cause adverse effects in the infant. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

What Drugs Interact With Anaprox (Naproxen, Naprosyn)?

Naprosyn may interact with antidepressants, blood thinners, lithium, methotrexate, diuretics (water pills), steroids, aspirin or other NSAIDs, or heart or blood pressure medications. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Naprosyn may cause premature closing of the ductus arteriosus in the fetus and does enter breast milk; avoidance of the drug in pregnant and breastfeeding women is suggested.

How Should Aspirin Be Taken?

Bayer Aspirin dose ranges from 50 mg to 6000 mg daily.

How Should Anaprox (Naproxen, Naprosyn)Be Taken?

Naprosyn is available in several doses and drug configurations; Naprosyn tablets with strengths of 250, 375 and 500 mg and as an oral suspension containing 125 mg Naprosyn per 5 ml of liquid, EC-Naprosyn (delayed release to reduce gastric irritation) with strengths of 375 and 500 mg, Anaprox in 275 mg tablets, Anaprox DS in 550 mg tablets. Almost all Naprosyn drugs are recommended to be dosed twice per day (every 12 hours) with children's doses (strength in mg per Kg) based on the child's weight, also twice a day with a maximum dose of 15 mg per Kg per day. Individuals with renal problems should avoid taking Naprosyn.

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References


Bayer. Aspirin Product Information.

https://www.bayeraspirin.com/

FDA. Anaprox Product Information.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2017/017581s113,018164s063,020067s020lbl.pdf
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