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Flu symptoms, headache, and indigestion or heartburn are a few common side effects of Naprelan. Uncommon side effects include high blood glucose, muscle cramps, and numbness and tingling. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you notice any of the following symptoms, which could signify major or life-threatening bleeding in some people taking this drug: bloody nose, vomiting blood, and black, tarry stools.
An Overview of Naprelan Side EffectsAs with any medicine, there are possible side effects with Naprelan® (naproxen sodium); but not everyone who takes Naprelan will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it well. When side effects do occur, in many cases they are minor, meaning they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(The side effects discussed below are not a complete list of side effects reported with Naprelan. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of side effects with you.)
Common Side Effects of NaprelanNaprelan has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, side effects are always documented and compared to side effects that occur in a similar group of people not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine. Based on these studies, the most common Naprelan side effects include:
- Headache -- up to 15 percent
- Indigestion or heartburn -- up to 14 percent
- Flu symptoms -- up to 10 percent.
Other side effects occurring in more than 3 percent of people include, but are not limited to:
- Stomach pain
- Back pain
- Infection, such as the common cold
- Runny nose
- Inflammation of the sinuses
- Unexplained rash.