What Naproxen Is:
How Naproxen Works:
Other Names for Naproxen:
Naproxen Side Effects:
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Dry mouth or excessive thirst
- Hearing problems or ringing ears
- Sleep problems
- Mouth sores
Serious side effects of naproxen use include a rash or hives, visual changes, painful urination or cloudy urine, rapid heartbeat, difficulty breathing or swelling in the extremities and/or face. If these develop, seek immediate medical attention.
Other Naproxen Warnings:
Naproxen should not be taken by people with asthma or allergies to other NSAIDs, pregnant women, people with cardiac problems, people with a history of gastrointestinal bleeding or those with renal problems. However, talk to your doctor for specific information.
- Extreme tiredness, drowsiness or confusion
- Stomach pain and/or nausea, with or without vomiting
- Difficulty breathing
- A decrease in urination
If you take naproxen and notice any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention.
Medline Plus. Naproxen. Accessed 10/6/09. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a681029.html
National Institutes of Health. Naproxen (naproxen) Suspension. http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=5531