Please note, ALL patients that are 60 years and over MUST be on a form of Stomach Protection medication prior to our Doctors prescribing medication. This can be Lansoprazole, Omeprazole, Nexium Control (over the counter), Zantac (over the counter), Ranitidine (over the counter) AND for it to be listed within your online consultation.
What is Naproxen?
Naproxen is a type of medicine called a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). NSAIDs are used to relieve pain and inflammation. This prescription drug is also used to relieve pain and inflammation in a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, including various forms of arthritis, gout, sprains, fractures, dislocations, back pain, tendinitis and frozen shoulder.
Before you take Naproxen
Do not take Naproxen tablets:
- if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to naproxen or to any of the other ingredients of Naproxen Tablets
- if you are in the last three months of pregnancy or if you are breast-feeding
- if you are allergic to aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs), or you have developed signs of asthma (wheezing), runny nose, swelling of the skin or rash when taking these medicines
- if you have or have had stomach or duodenum (gut) ulcers
- if you have severe liver, kidney (not receiving dialysis) or heart failure
- if you have had bleeding in the stomach or intestines (gastrointestinal bleeding)
- if you have a bleeding disorder such as cerebro-vascular bleeding
- if you have haemorrhoids or bleeding from your back passage (anus)
If you are not sure about any of the above conditions, please ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking Naproxen.
Take special care with Naproxen Tablets:
If you have heart problems, previous stroke or think that you might be at risk of these
conditions (for example if you have high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol or are a
smoker) you should discuss your treatment with your doctor or pharmacist.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking Naproxen tablets:
- If you gain hypersensitivity reactions including skin rashes, lesions etc., then
- If you use other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) or any medication which may cause bleeding or ulcers in the stomach
- If you have a history of gastrointestinal disease e.g. ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease (conditions causing inflammation of the bowel, bowel pain, diarrhoea, vomiting and weight loss)
- If you drink alcohol
- If you have or have had liver or kidney problems
- If you have or have had bronchial asthma or allergic disease (like hay fever) or have had swelling of the face, lips, eyes or tongue in the past.
- If you have feeling of weakness (perhaps because of an illness) or you are elderly.
- If you have lumps in your nose (polyps) or you sneeze a lot or have a runny, blocked, or itchy nose (rhinitis).
- If you have problems with the way that your blood clots.
- If you have problems with the blood vessels (arteries) anywhere in your body.
- If you have too much fat (lipid) in your blood (hyperlipidaemia).
- If you have systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, causes joint pain, skin rashes and fever) or other connective tissue disorders e.g. rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
- If you are a women trying to become pregnant or undergoing investigation of infertility
- Medicines such as naproxen may be associated with a small increased risk of heart attack (myocardial infarction) or stroke. Any risk is more likely with high doses and prolonged treatment. Do not exceed the recommended dose or duration of treatment.
- If you have heart problems, previous stroke or think that you might be at risk of these conditions (for example if you have high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol or are a smoker) you should discuss your treatment with your doctor or pharmacist.
- If you are elderly or frail, you have a higher risk of getting Side Effects, especially from the stomach. If you experience any unusual symptoms from the stomach you must tell your doctor about it.
- Rarely, naproxen tablets may cause eye problems (e.g. visual disorders). Where visual disorders occur in patients during treatment with naproxen, ophthalmologic examination should be carried out.
- Naproxen tablets may hide the symptoms of an infection.
How should you take ?
Always follow the Patient Information Leaflet carefully. The dose will be on the pharmacist’s label. Check the label carefully. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
How can I buy Naproxen online?
You can buy Naproxen online with or without a prescription at Medical Specialists, after completing a simple online consultation. Just complete an online consultation by clicking the orange button above. We are the UK’s leading supplier of pain killer medication, and Naproxen for sale in the UK.
Ask Our Prescriber / Pharmacist
Medical Specialists® are proud of our in-house team of Prescribers, Pharmacists and Experts who carry out the online consultations, dispense medication or help our patients in other ways.
If you would like to ask one of our experts any questions regarding your medication or any other matter, then please feel free to submit your query to us and will get back to you.
How We Package Your Order
Your medication is sealed in a plain shipping box for protection then placed inside a tamper-proof Royal Mail special delivery envelope before being dispatched from our in-house NHS pharmacy.
- Discreet Plain Packaging
- Royal Mail Special Delivery
- No Mention of Medication
For full patient information, please read or print out the leaflet provided at the bottom of this page about Naproxen.
This patient information leaflet is provided for information purposes only. This leaflet information should not be used in contradiction with your Doctor or Pharmacist's advice. Medical Specialists recommend that you carefully read the information leaflet provided with your medication. Medical Specialists will not accept liability for information displayed. Please refer to the leaflet provided with your medication for the latest manufacturer's information.