Anaprox DS Naproxen Sodium and/or alternatives
Anaprox DS is used to treat arthritis. The generic name of the medicine is Naproxen.
You must consult the doctor before you buy Anaprox DS. You must take the drug orally with a full glass of water. Take it with food to avoid stomach upset. The tablet must not be crushed, broken or chewed. Read the patient information provided in the leaflet before using Anaprox DS. If you have any doubts, contact your doctor or the pharmacist.
Indications & Dosage of Anaprox DS
Anaprox DS is used to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and juvenile arthritis. It reduces the hormones that cause pain in the body. Anaprox DS tablets are round yellow tablets available in 250 mg strength. The tablets are packed in 100 in light resistant bottles.
The recommended dose of Anaprox DS starts from 550 mg in every 12 hours of 275 mg in every 6-8 hours. The total daily dose should not exceed 1375 mg per day. Once you start seeing the results, your doctor will reduce the dosage. You must take Anaprox DS on time. If you forget a dose, take it as soon as possible. If it is the time for the next dose, avoid the skipped dose. Don’t take a double dose; in case of an overdose, seek immediate medical attention.
Anaprox DS may result in serious and life-threatening heart problems. You must not use this drug if you had a bypass surgery. Don’t take any over-the-counter medications for cold and allergy during the course of Anaprox DS treatment as the content of aspirin in those medicines may cause serious side effects. You must store Anaprox DS at room temperature between 15 to 30 degrees Celsius away from moisture and heat. Make sure that the drug is kept away from the reach of children.
Side Effects & Interactions of Anaprox DS
The less serious side effects of Anaprox DS are:
- Stomach upset
- Stomach pain
- Itching and rashes on the skin
- Blurred vision
- Mild heartburn
- Ringing in the ears
Serious side effects of Anaprox DS are:
- Rapid weight gain
- Stomach upset
- Low fever
- Muscle weakness
- Sore throat
- Neck stiffness
- Hypersensitivity to light
- Black and bloody stools
- Slurred speech
- Chest pain
- Urinating less than usual
If you continue to feel the serious side effects, contact your doctor immediately.
The following drugs may interact with Anaprox DS:
Inform the doctor about all your previous and current medications before you start using Anaprox DS.
Warnings & Precautions of Anaprox DS
You must not buy Anaprox DS if you have:
- A history of heart attack or strokes
- Blood clot
- Heart disease
- Liver or kidney disease
- Stomach ulcers
You must not use the medication if you smoke.
You must avoid using Anaprox DS if you are pregnant even though no studies have proven any adverse effect of the drug on an unborn child. Studies have proven minimal effects of Anaprox DS on nursing babies if you use it while breastfeeding.
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