Analgesic

Naproxen

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Naproxen, Naprosyn, Anaprox, Aleve

  • Class
  1. NSAID in the propionic acid class
  • Pharmacokinetics
  1. Naproxen Sodium has faster action onset than Naproxen
  • Dosing
  1. Naproxen (Naprosyn) 250-500 mg orally twice daily prn
  2. Naproxen Sodium (Anaprox, Aleve) 550 mg orally twice daily prn
  • Adverse Effects
  1. See NSAID Gastrointestinal Adverse Effects
  2. See NSAID Renal Adverse Effects
  3. Bleeding risk (inhibits platelet aggregation)
    1. Naprosyn increases risk almost as much as Aspirin