Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking naproxen. If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor. Driving or operating machinery is okay, as it does not cause drowsiness.
Do NOT use naproxen if:
- You are allergic to any ingredients in naproxen.
Use of naproxen during pregnancy or breast feeding is fine because there is no strong scientific proof that taking naproxen before week 30 of pregnancy will harm the baby in womb. If you have taken or are considering taking naproxen after week 30 of pregnancy, its very important to consult your doctor and let your doctor know.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise.
Usual dose for adults is:
Immediate release tablets and suspension: 250mg to 500mg orally twice a day.
Controlled release: 750mg to 1000mg orally once a day.
Delayed release: 375mg to 500mg orally twice a day.
Elderly patients may require lower doses due to the increase risk of adverse effects.
Usual dose for children is: safety and efficiency have not been established in patients younger than 18 years. There are 55 major drugs that are known to interact with naproxen. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with naproxen.