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Name of generic name: naproxen [Na-PROX-en]
Brand name: Aleve, Aleve Back and Muscle Pain, Aleve Easy Open Arthritis, Aleve Liquid Gels Anaprox-DS… Show the 10 brands.
The class of drugs: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

What is Anaprox-DS?

Anaprox-DS is an anti-inflammatory medication that is nonsteroidal (NSAID).Anaprox-DS can be used to treat inflammation or pain due to conditions like arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, tendinitis, bursitis, gout, or menstrual cramps.Extended-release tablets or delayed-release tablets are slower-acting types of naproxen that are intended to treat chronic ailments like arthritis or spondylitis. These naproxen forms are not effective enough to relieve acute pain.Anaprox-DS could be used for other purposes not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of Anaprox-DS

Seek medical attention immediately. If you notice symptoms that indicate an allergy (runny or stuffy nose or wheezing, difficulty breathing, hives, swelling of your throat or face) or an extreme skin reaction (fever and sore throat, burnt eyes, irritation, and a red or purple skin rash that blisters as well as peeling),Eliminate Anaprox-DS and seek medical attention in the event of a severe reaction to the drug that could affect the body in a variety of ways. Symptoms may include the appearance of a rash on your skin or fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, extreme weakness, unusual bruising, or the yellowing of your eyes or skin.Seek medical attention immediately. If you are experiencing indications of a stroke or heart attack: chest pain spreading to your shoulder or jaw, suddenly feeling numb or weak in one area of your body, speech slurring, leg swelling, and feeling tired,

Anaprox-DS may cause serious side effects. Stop using Anaprox-DS and consult your doctor immediately. If you suffer from:

  • Breathlessness (even when exerting only a little);
  • Weight gain, swelling, or rapid weight gain
  • The first indication of any blister or rash on the skin, regardless of how minor;
  • Indications of stomach bleeding: bloody or black stools, the spouting of the blood, or vomiting that looks like coffee grounds
  • Liver issues liver problems: nausea and stomach pains in the upper region, and loss of appetite. Black stools, dark urine and jaundice (yellowing of eyes or skin;) may indicate liver conditions that necessitate treatment.
  • Kidney issues: little or no urine; painless urination; swelling in your feet and ankles;
  • Low red blood cells (anemia)—pale skin and fatigue; unusually tired; feeling faint or lightheaded; cold hands and feet

Common anaprox-ds side effects could include:

  • Headache;
  • Indigestion, heartburn, stomach pains,
  • Flu symptoms;

This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Contact your doctor to seek medical advice on adverse effects. Report any adverse reactions directly to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Anaprox-DS may increase the chance of suffering fatal coronary heart attacks and strokes. Don't use Anaprox-DS prior to or after the heart bypass surgery (coronary bypass grafts for artery CABG, also known as This medication can also trigger diarrhoea or stomach ulcers that could be fatal.

Before you take this drug

Anaprox-DS may increase the chance of having a fatal heart attacks or strokes even if your suffer from any of the risk factors. Avoid using this medication immediately prior to or after the procedure for heart bypass (coronary bypass grafts, also known as CABG).Anaprox-DS can also trigger stomach or intestinal bleeding, which could be fatal. These problems can develop in a matter of minutes while taking this medicine and are more common among older adults.Anaprox-DS should not be used if you have an allergy to it or have ever experienced an asthma attack or a severe allergic reaction following using aspirin or an NSAID.Talk to your doctor prior to giving Anaprox-DS to children older than 12.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist to determine if this medication is safe to use if:

  • Coronary disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or if you smoke
  • A heart attack, stroke, or blood clot
  • Bleeding stomach ulcers or stomach ulcers
  • Asthma;
  • Kidney or liver disease
  • Fluid retention;
  • If you take aspirin to avoid a heart attack or stroke,

If you are expecting, then you shouldn't take Anaprox-DS unless your doctor advises that you should. Taking an NSAID in the final twenty weeks of pregnancy may result in serious kidney or heart problems for the unborn baby and may cause complications during the pregnancy.While taking this medication, breastfeed-feeding should not be advised.. Consult your physician about any potential risks.

How to take Anaprox-DS?

Take exactly as indicated on the label or as directed by your physician. Choose the dose that works for treating your illness.Make sure to shake off the oral suspension (liquid) prior to determining a dose. You can measure a dose using the measuring device provided (not an ordinary spoon).Drink Anaprox-DS in conjunction with milk or food if it causes stomach upsets.Follow the instructions on the label of the medicine about the dosage of this medication for the child. Anaprox-DS dosages are based on the weight of children. The dose requirements of your child could alter if your child gains or sheds pounds.If you are using Anaprox-DS for a long time, it is possible that you will require frequent medical tests.This medication may affect the results of certain tests. Inform any physician who treats patients that you're using Anaprox-DS.Keep at room temperature and free of heat, moisture, and light. Close the bottle when not being used.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Since Anaprox-DS can be used as required, you might not be following a dose schedule. Do not miss any doses when it's time to take the next dose. Do not take two doses in one go.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Do not drink alcohol. It can increase the chance of bleeding from your stomach.Avoid taking aspirin and different non-steroidal antidotes except if your physician has told you to.Talk to your doctor or pharmacist prior to taking other medications to treat swelling, pain, fever, or other cold- or flu-like symptoms. They could contain ingredients similar to Anaprox-DS (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or ketoprofen).Consult your physician before taking an antacid. Make sure you use only the one recommended by your physician. Certain antacids may make it difficult for your body to absorb Anaprox-DS.

Interaction with other drugs

Talk to your doctor prior to taking Anaprox-DS if you are taking any antidepressants. Taking certain antidepressants together with an NSAID can cause bleeding or bruises easily.

Consult a physician or pharmacist before taking Anaprox-DS along with any other medications, particularly:

  • Other nsaids and other salicylates (diflunisal, salsalate);
  • Antacids and sucralfate
  • Cholestyramine;
  • Cyclosporine;
  • Digoxin;
  • Lithium;
  • Methotrexate;
  • Pemetrexed;
  • Probenecid;
  • Warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven) or other blood thinners that are similar;
  • Diuretic, also known as a "water pill";
  • Blood pressure or heart medication.

This list isn't complete. Other medications could affect Anaprox-DS, such as prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements. There are many possible interactions between drugs that are included here.




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