NAPROXEN EC

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Read drug prescription

infoIt is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of NAPROXEN EC before taking it.

NAPROXEN EC

What is NAPROXEN EC

NAPROXEN EC is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. NAPROXEN EC works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.
NAPROXEN EC is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by conditions such as arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, tendinitis, bursitis, gout, or menstrual cramps.
NAPROXEN EC may also be used for purposes not listed in NAPROXEN EC guide.

NAPROXEN EC side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using NAPROXEN EC and call your doctor at once if you have:
  • chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance;
  • black, bloody, or tarry stools;
  • coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
  • swelling or rapid weight gain, little or no urinating;
  • nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
  • bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness;
  • fever, headache, neck stiffness, chills, increased sensitivity to light, purple spots on the skin, and/or seizure (convulsions) or
  • severe skin reaction -- fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.

Common side effects may include:
  • upset stomach, mild heartburn or stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation;
  • bloating, gas;
  • dizziness, headache, nervousness;
  • skin itching or rash;
  • blurred vision; or
  • ringing in your ears.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
See also: Side effects (in more detail)
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NAPROXEN EC dosing

Usual Adult Dose for Ankylosing Spondylitis:

Initial: 250 mg to 500 mg or 275 mg to 550 mg (naproxen sodium) orally twice a day. The initial dose for NAPROXEN EC sodium controlled-release is two 375 mg tablets (750 mg) orally once a day, one 750 mg tablet orally once a day, or two 500 mg tablets (1000 mg) orally once a day.
Maintenance: May be increased to a daily maximum of 1500 mg (naproxen) or 1650 mg (naproxen sodium) in 2 divided doses, for limited periods up to 6 months. In patients who tolerate lower doses well, the dose of NAPROXEN EC sodium controlled-release may be increased to two 750 mg tablets (1500 mg) or three 500 mg tablets (1500 mg) orally once a day for limited periods.

Usual Adult Dose for Osteoarthritis:

Initial: 250 mg to 500 mg (naproxen) or 275 mg to 550 mg (naproxen sodium) orally twice a day. The initial dose for NAPROXEN EC sodium controlled-release is two 375 mg tablets (750 mg) orally once a day, one 750 mg tablet orally once a day, or two 500 mg tablets (1000 mg) orally once a day.
Maintenance: May be increased to a daily maximum of 1500 mg (naproxen) or 1650 mg (naproxen sodium) in 2 divided doses, for limited periods up to 6 months. In patients who tolerate lower doses well, the dose of NAPROXEN EC sodium controlled-release may be increased to two 750 mg tablets (1500 mg) or three 500 mg tablets (1500 mg) orally once a day for limited periods.

Usual Adult Dose for Rheumatoid Arthritis:

Initial: 250 mg to 500 mg or 275 mg to 550 mg (naproxen sodium) orally twice a day. The initial dose for NAPROXEN EC sodium controlled-release is two 375 mg tablets (750 mg) orally once a day, one 750 mg tablet orally once a day, or two 500 mg tablets (1000 mg) orally once a day.
Maintenance: May be increased to a daily maximum of 1500 mg (naproxen) or 1650 mg (naproxen sodium) in 2 divided doses, for limited periods up to 6 months. In patients who tolerate lower doses well, the dose of NAPROXEN EC sodium controlled-release may be increased to two 750 mg tablets (1500 mg) or three 500 mg tablets (1500 mg) orally once a day for limited periods.

Usual Adult Dose for Acute Gout:

750 mg (naproxen) or 825 mg (naproxen sodium) orally one time, followed by 250 mg (naproxen) or 275 mg (naproxen sodium) every 8 hours until the gouty attack has resolved, usually 2 to 3 days. The recommended dose of NAPROXEN EC sodium controlled-release is two to three 500 mg tablets (1000 to 1500 mg) orally on the first day, followed by two 500 mg tablets (1000 mg) orally daily until the attack has subsided.

Usual Adult Dose for Bursitis:

550 mg NAPROXEN EC sodium orally once, followed by 550 mg NAPROXEN EC sodium every 12 hours, or 275 mg /250 mg (naproxen) every 6 to 8 hours as needed. Titrate to a maximum daily dose of 1100 mg NAPROXEN EC sodium or 1000 mg NAPROXEN EC. The recommended initial dose of NAPROXEN EC sodium controlled-release is two 500 mg tablets (1000 mg) orally once a day. For patients requiring greater analgesic benefit, two 750 mg tablets (1500 mg) or three 500 mg tablets (1500 mg) may be used for a limited period. Thereafter, the total daily dose should not exceed two 500 mg tablets (1000 mg).

Usual Adult Dose for Tendonitis:

550 mg NAPROXEN EC sodium orally once, followed by 550 mg NAPROXEN EC sodium every 12 hours, or 275 mg (naproxen sodium)/250 mg (naproxen) every 6 to 8 hours as needed. Titrate to a maximum daily dose of 1100 mg NAPROXEN EC sodium or 1000 mg NAPROXEN EC. The recommended initial dose of NAPROXEN EC sodium controlled-release is two 500 mg tablets (1000 mg) orally once a day. For patients requiring greater analgesic benefit, two 750 mg tablets (1500 mg) or three 500 mg tablets (1500 mg) may be used for a limited period. Thereafter, the total daily dose should not exceed two 500 mg tablets (1000 mg).

Usual Adult Dose for Dysmenorrhea:

550 mg NAPROXEN EC sodium orally once, followed by 550 mg NAPROXEN EC sodium every 12 hours, or 275 mg /250 mg (naproxen) every 6 to 8 hours as needed. Titrate to a maximum daily dose of 1100 mg NAPROXEN EC sodium or 1000 mg NAPROXEN EC.
Over-the-counter preparation: NAPROXEN EC sodium 220 mg orally every 8 hours as needed. Do not exceed 2 caplets in any 8- to 12-hour period.
The recommended initial dose of NAPROXEN EC sodium controlled-release is two 500 mg tablets (1000 mg) orally once a day. For patients requiring greater analgesic benefit, two 750 mg tablets (1500 mg) or three 500 mg tablets (1500 mg) may be used for a limited period. Thereafter, the total daily dose should not exceed two 500 mg tablets (1000 mg).

Usual Adult Dose for Pain:

550 mg NAPROXEN EC sodium orally once, followed by 550 mg NAPROXEN EC sodium every 12 hours, or 275 mg (naproxen sodium)/250 mg (naproxen) every 6 to 8 hours as needed. Titrate to a maximum daily dose of 1100 mg NAPROXEN EC sodium or 1000 mg NAPROXEN EC.
Over-the-counter preparation: NAPROXEN EC sodium 220 mg orally every 8 hours as needed. Do not exceed 2 caplets in any 8- to 12-hour period.
The recommended initial dose of NAPROXEN EC sodium controlled-release is two 500 mg tablets (1000 mg) orally once a day. For patients requiring greater analgesic benefit, two 750 mg tablets (1500 mg) or three 500 mg tablets (1500 mg) may be used for a limited period. Thereafter, the total daily dose should not exceed two 500 mg tablets (1000 mg).

Usual Geriatric Dose for Pain:

Over-the-counter preparation - 220 mg orally every 12 hours or 250 mg (naproxen) orally every 8 hours as needed.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Fever:

Dosage guidelines are based on NAPROXEN EC:
Greater than 2 years: 2.5 to 10 mg/kg/dose. Maximum daily dose is 10 mg/kg, given every 8 to 12 hours.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Pain:

Dosage guidelines are based on NAPROXEN EC:
Greater than 2 years: 2.5 to 10 mg/kg/dose. Maximum daily dose is 10 mg/kg, given every 8 to 12 hours.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis:

Dosage guidelines are based on NAPROXEN EC:
Greater than or equal to 2 years: 5 mg/kg orally twice a day. Maximum dose: 1000 mg/day.
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Compare prices at online shops

infoPrices of the drug can vary in different shops. There will be a variation in price from pharmacy to an online shop. Most online shops will have a little lower price when compared to pharmacy stores, so you need to cross check before buying. Just go to a nearest pharmacy store and check for prices before you decide on buying. You should also be checking and comparing prices among various online stores and should be choosing the affordable and best store. The prices also vary based on brands, and you should note few stores sell specific brands, and you should learn to compare prices of same brand in different stores. Below are the prices of NAPROXEN EC medicine in some well-known online stores.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
500 mg100 $73.00Australia, Canada, NZ, Singapore, UK
250 mg112 $43.31Australia, Canada, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
375 mg100 $64.35Australia, Canada, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
500 mg112 $67.67Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Turkey, UK, USA
375 mg56 $31.40Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
250 mg100 $45.64Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
375 mg100 $65.00Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
250 mg112 $50.80Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
500 mg112 $57.18Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA


Select the most affordable brand or generic drug

infoGeneric drug is the basic drug with an active substance in it, and the name of the generic drug is same as active substance most of the times. Like Acetaminophen/Paracetemol is Generic name and it has different brand names like Tylenol, Acimol, Crocin, Calpol etc. All these Brand names contain the same Paracetemol, but the medications are manufactured by different companies, so the different brand names. Generic drug is always cheaper and affordable, and it can be replaced in place of brand name drug prescribed by the healthcare practitioner. The Generic medicine has same properties as branded medicine in terms of uses, indications, doses, side effects, so no need to worry on that. Just select the most affordable generic or branded medicine.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
275 mg90 $60.00Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK
275 mg100 $97.20Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
275 mg100 $99.76Canada, UK
275 mg100 $103.13Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
275 mg100 $107.91Australia, Canada, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
550 mg30 $19.95USA
550 mg100 $175.00Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
Sanomed 500 mg x 100's $20.74

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NAPROXEN EC - Frequently asked Questions

Can NAPROXEN EC be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?

In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.

It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.

Who should not take NAPROXEN EC?

NAPROXEN EC may increase your risk of heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it long term or have heart disease. Do not use this medicine just before or after heart bypass surgery.

NAPROXEN EC may also cause stomach or intestinal bleeding, which can be fatal. These conditions can occur without warning while you are taking NAPROXEN EC.

You should not use NAPROXEN EC if you are allergic to it, or if you have a history of allergic reaction to aspirin or other NSAIDs.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to take this medicine if you have:

  • a history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot;

  • heart disease, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure;

  • a history of stomach ulcers or bleeding;

  • liver or kidney disease;

  • asthma;

  • polyps in your nose;

  • a bleeding or blood clotting disorder; or

  • if you smoke.

FDA pregnancy category C. Before using NAPROXEN EC, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Taking NAPROXEN EC during the last 3 months of pregnancy may result in birth defects. Do not take NAPROXEN EC during pregnancy unless your doctor has told you to.

NAPROXEN EC can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 2 years old without medical advice.

What other drugs will affect NAPROXEN EC?

Ask your doctor before using NAPROXEN EC if you take an antidepressant such as citalopram, escitalopram, fluoxetine (Prozac), fluvoxamine, paroxetine, sertraline (Zoloft), trazodone, or vilazodone. Taking any of these medicines with an NSAID may cause you to bruise or bleed easily.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use NAPROXEN EC if you are also using any of the following drugs:

  • a blood thinner (warfarin, Coumadin);

  • lithium;

  • methotrexate;

  • a diuretic or "water pill";

  • steroids (prednisone and others);

  • aspirin or other NSAIDs--ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), celecoxib, diclofenac, indomethacin, meloxicam, and others; or

  • heart or blood pressure medication--benazepril, candesartan, enalapril, lisinopril, losartan, olmesartan, quinapril, ramipril, telmisartan, valsartan, and others.

This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with NAPROXEN EC, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.

How should I take NAPROXEN EC?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

The delayed-release tablet is a slower-acting form of NAPROXEN EC and should be used only for treating arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis. Follow your doctor's instructions.

Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release or enteric-coated tablet. Swallow the pill whole. The extended-release pill is specially made to release medicine slowly in the body. The enteric-coated pill has a special coating to protect your stomach.

Shake the oral suspension (liquid) well just before you measure a dose. Measure the liquid with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.

If you use this medication long-term, you may need frequent medical tests at your doctor's office.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Can NAPROXEN EC be taken or consumed while pregnant?

Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.

Can NAPROXEN EC be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.

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The information was verified by Dr. Harshad Shah, MD Pharmacology