What is Noflam (Naproxen) used for?
Noflam (Naproxen) is an oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) prescribed to treat patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis. The medication operates by inhibiting the action of enzymes released in response to injury that cause pain, swelling, and irritation. This action also makes it useful for relieving ankylosing spondylitis, tendinitis, gout, or menstrual pain. Your physician may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Noflam (Naproxen)?
Follow the instructions provided by your physician while using Noflam (Naproxen) to get the most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally taken two to three times each day depending on the severity of your symptoms and the condition being treated. Swallow these doses whole with a large glass of water to aid absorption. They may be taken on an empty stomach, but a meal or snack is recommended if you experience nausea. Do not split, crush, or chew the tablets before use as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Noflam (Naproxen)?
Side effects that may occur in some patients using Noflam (Naproxen) include:
Inform your physician immediately if any symptoms worry you or if more serious side effects occur such as angina, urinary retention, swelling, weight gain, sensitive skin, seizures, severe skin reactions, discolored stools, coughing up a substance resembling coffee grounds, darkened urine, or jaundice. These conditions may require emergency medical assistance or adjustments to your regimen to prevent further complications from occurring.
Do not begin using Noflam (Naproxen) if you have an active ulcer, severe heart failure, intestinal bleeding, or if you have had a bad reaction to aspirin or other NSAID medications in the past. Also disclose if you are a smoker or have diabetes, controlled heart failure, inflammatory bowel disease, a history of asthma, history of allergies, poor circulation, high cholesterol, cerebrovascular disease, heart disease, systemic lupus, intestinal disorders, or if you are taking any anticoagulant medications. These conditions may cause unexpected health complications during treatment requiring reduced doses or other adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Noflam (Naproxen). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.