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Anaprox (Naproxen Sodium)

Naproxen Sodium (Generic Equivalent of Anaprox)

Drug:Naproxen Sodium
Dosage:275 mg
Drug:Naproxen Sodium
Dosage:550 mg
Medically Reviewed By: Dr. Bolanle Aina, Pharmacist on 11/8/2023 9:48:05 AM.

Anaprox (Naproxen Sodium) belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID). This medication is used to relieve pain from conditions such as such as headaches, muscle aches, tendonitis, dental pain and menstrual cramps. It also reduces pain; swelling and joint stiffness caused by arthritis, bursitis, and gout attacks. Naproxen works by blocking certain substances in the body that cause pain and inflammation. Anaprox is to be taken by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually 2 or 3 times a day. Anaprox treats the symptoms of pain and inflammation; it will not treat the disease that causes those symptoms.

Manufacturer information

Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the generic Naproxen Sodium from Canada in the strength of 275 mg, and 550 mg tablets. The brand Anaprox is not available at this time.

Common side effects of Anaprox (Naproxen Sodium) may include upset stomach; heartburn; nausea; headaches; drowsiness; dizziness; gas; or vomiting.

Contact your doctor immediately if you notice severe side effects such as:
• Bloody or black tarry stools, change in the amount of urine, dark urine;
• Chest pain, fainting, fast or irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath;
• Loss of appetite;
• Mental or mood changes, confusion, depression;
• Red, swollen, blistered or peeling skin;
• Ringing in the ears or hearing changes;
• Severe headaches or dizziness;
• Severe vomiting;
• Swelling of the hands, legs or feet, unusual joint or muscle pain

This is not a complete list of side effects, and others may occur. Contact your doctor if any of these side effects worsen or persist.

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are allergic to Naproxen or to any other medications such as aspirin or other NSAIDS (ibuprofen, celecoxib) or if you have any other allergies. Before taking this medication, inform your doctor regarding your medical history, especially if you have ever had asthma, blood disorders (anemia), bleeding, clotting problems, heart disease, high blood pressure, liver disease, stroke, stomach problems. Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication to prevent dehydration. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or if you plan on becoming pregnant. This medication can harm an unborn baby and cause problems with labor/delivery of the baby. This drug passes into breast milk, talk to your doctor before breast feeding. Do not drive or engage in activities that require you to stay alert while taking this drug until you are sure you can do so safely as this medication may cause dizziness. Limit alcohol beverages and tobacco while taking this medication, it may increase your risk of stomach bleeding. Tell your doctor if you are using marijuana. You should also tell your doctor about all the medications you take including prescription, over the counter medication, herbal supplements and vitamins. There may be a drug interaction between Naproxen sodium and other medications such as anticoagulants, bisphosphonates, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, etc.

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The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

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