Naproxen is a type of medicine called a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). …read moreSee less
Working in a similar way to ibuprofen and aspirin, naproxen eases pain and inflammation, making it suitable for relieving rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, period pain, back pain, and sprains/strains. If you’d like to buy naproxen 500mg tablets, simply fill in a consultation with one of our prescribers and we’ll see if it’s right for you.
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Can I drink alcohol while I'm taking naproxen?
You must not drink any alcohol whilst taking naproxen. This is because alcohol can increase your risk of stomach bleeding caused by naproxen, symptoms of which include black, bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds. You must seek emergency medical attention if you experience any of these symptoms.
Can you buy naproxen 500mg over-the-counter?
Naproxen 500mg is only available as a prescription-only medicine. This means you will have to be prescribed naproxen by your GP, or complete a consultation with one of our prescribers to see if this medicine is right for you. Lower doses of naproxen are available over-the-counter.
What are the side effects of naproxen?
Naproxen can cause side effects, but these won't affect everyone who takes it. The most common side effects of naproxen include confusion, headache, ringing in the ears, changes in vision, tiredness, drowsiness, dizziness and rashes. If you experience any signs of an allergic reaction, chest pains, or a high temperature with headache, sickness, sensitivity to light and neck stiffness, you must seek emergency medical attention. For more information on potential side effects of naproxen, refer to the patient information leaflet.
What is naproxen used for?
Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to relieve pain and inflammation. It can be used to treat many types of pain or swelling, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, period pain, back pain, gout and sprains/strains. It works in a similar way to ibuprofen and aspirin.