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Anaprox (Naproxen Sodium)


Anaprox (Naproxen Sodium)

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  • Product Details


    Anaprox (naproxen sodium) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat pain and inflammation associated with musculoskeletal trauma and tooth extraction. It is also used to treat period pain and pain associated with cramping after giving birth.

    Anaprox is available in 275 mg oral tablets.

    Fact Table




    US FDA, US DailyMed, EU EMA


    95% (by mouth)

    Legal status


    Chemical Name


    Elimination half-life

    12–17 hours

    Dosage (Strength)



    Not recommended



    Protein binding


    PubChem CID






    ATC code






    Routes of administration

    By mouth


    Take Anaprox as directed by your doctor. If you have any questions or concerns, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

    Dosage with Anaprox 275 mg tablets:

    The recommended starting dose of Anaprox is two tablets by mouth, then one tablet by mouth every 6 to 8 hours as needed. Do not take more than 5 tablets (1,375 mg) per day.


    Naproxen sodium is the active ingredient contained in Anaprox.


    Do not take Anaprox if you:

    • Are undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG)
    • Are in your third trimester of pregnancy
    • Are breastfeeding
    • Have severe uncontrolled heart failure
    • Have an allergy to naproxen sodium or to any of the other components in Anaprox
    • Have had asthma, hives, or allergic-type reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs
    • Have active bleeding
    • Have bleeding disorders
    • Have inflammatory bowel disease
    • Have severe kidney or liver problems
    • Have high potassium levels in the blood
    • Are younger than 18 years old


    Anaprox has the following boxed Warnings and Precautions:

    • NSAIDs can increase the risk of cardiovascular adverse events, especially in patients who have cardiovascular disease or risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The risk may increase the longer the patient takes the medication. Exercise caution.
    • Caution should be used in patients with ischemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, and/or congestive heart failure.
    • NSAIDs such as Anaprox can cause sodium retention, which can result in increased blood pressure and/or worsening heart failure.
    • NSAIDs like Anaprox can increase the incidence of gastrointestinal adverse events such as ulcers, bleeding, perforations, and obstructions of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract.
    • Before you start taking Anaprox, tell your doctor about:
      • All the prescription and over-the-counter medications you take
      • Your allergies
      • Your health conditions and past medical history
      • Your pregnancy and breastfeeding status
    • Some NSAIDs may cause persistent urinary symptoms such as bladder pain, painful urination, increased frequency of urination, blood in the urine, or urinary tract infections. Seek medical care if you experience any of these.
    • Taking Anaprox with other blood thinners can increase the risk of bleeding.
    • NSAIDs can cause blood-related disorders.
    • Anaprox can mask the signs and symptoms of an infection.
    • Anaprox can cause drowsiness, dizziness, blurry vision, ringing of the ears, hearing loss, sleep problems, and depression.
    • Although rare, NSAIDs can cause serious skin reactions. Seek medical care right away if you develop a rash.

    Side Effects

    Heartburn, constipation, stomach pain, nausea, headache, fluid retention, skin problems, and hearing problems are possible Anaprox side effects; however, other side effects may also occur. Contact your doctor immediately if you have side effects that bother you or won’t go away.

    With a valid prescription from your doctor, you can buy Anaprox online at a competitive price at Canada Pharmacy.


    Anaprox. Brantford, ON: Methapharm Inc.; 2015.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 5001

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