Always take Naproxen Tablets exactly as your doctor has told you. Medicines such as Naproxen may be associated (linked) with a small increased risk of heart attack (‘myocardial infarction’) or stroke. Any risk is more likely with higher doses and prolonged (longer term) treatment. Do not exceed (take more than) the recommended dose or duration (length) of treatment. Check with your doctor if you are not sure.
Method of administration:
The tablets should be swallowed whole with a glass of water, at mealtime. Take your tablets at the same time each day.
While you are taking Naproxen Tablets your doctor will want to see you to check you are on the right dose for you and look for any side effects. This is particularly important if you are elderly.
The usual doses are listed below:
Muscle, joint or tendon problems and period pain
The usual starting dose is 500 mg, followed by 250 mg tablet every 6 to 8 hours as needed.
Arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis
The usual dose is between 500 mg and 1000 mg.
The dose can be taken all at once, or split in two and taken twice a day.
The usual starting dose is 750 mg, followed by a 250 mg tablet every 8 hours as needed.
Elderly and patients with liver and kidney problems
The doctor will decide right dose for you, it will usually be lower than for other adults.
Children over 5 years, rheumatoid arthritis
The usual dose is 10 mg/kg body weight each day.
The dose is split into two and given 12 hours apart.
If you have any further questions on the use this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.