In this blog, we learn about naproxen medicine which is sold under brand names like naprosyn, aleve, etc.
Naproxen is a NSAID means non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, which use to treat painful inflammatory conditions like arthritis.
We learn this topic in below format
INDICATION OF NAPROXEN
It has antipyretic property, which helps in reduce high body temperature
- Cervical spondylitis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Soft tissue injury
- Musculoskeletal disorder
- Menstrual pain – dysmenorrhea
- Tooth extraction
It means Naproxen medicine should be avoid to below conditions
- Recurrent peptic ulcer
- Active peptic ulcer
- Hypersensitivity to this molecule
- Gastro intestinal bleeding
DOSAGE OF NAPROXEN
250mg tablet three time in a day
500mg tablet two time in a day
Effect starts within 1 hour after taking naproxen medicine & effect last for upto 12 hours.
Each & every molecule which have effect also have side-effect. But, it not occurs to everyone. It occurs to only who have sensitivity to particular molecule.
If adverse effect occurs, that may be one of below
- Nausea, vomiting
- Rashes over body, itching
- Ringing in the ear
- Swollen feet, ankles
- Wheezing or breathlessness
- Use cautiously in liver & kidney problem
- Hypertension, heart problem
- Oesophagitis, peptic ulcer, bleeding disorder
- Not to give at the time of delivery, it may cause adverse effect on baby’s heart
MECHANISM OF ACTION
How it controls the pain?
When we got injury, there is increase secretion of prostaglandin by our body
It causes nerve stimulation & so, we feel pain
After taking naproxen, it blocks the synthesis of prostaglandin
So, brain not recieved the message of pain temporarily
This way naproxen controls pain. With time injured part heal & patient will feel completely okay.
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