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What If I Take a Naproxen Sodium Overdose?

People who take too much of this medication may have overdose symptoms that could include, but are not limited to:
  • Bleeding
  • Vomiting
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Difficulty urinating.
If you happen to overdose on naproxen sodium, seek immediate medical attention.

How Should It Be Stored?

Naproxen sodium should be stored at room temperature and kept in an airtight container.
Keep naproxen sodium and all medications out of the reach of children.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your naproxen sodium as scheduled, take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is close to the next scheduled dose, skip the missed one and continue with normal dosing. Never take a double dose!

Who Makes Naproxen Sodium?

Naproxen sodium is manufactured by several different companies, depending on the product selected.
Aleve is manufactured by Bayer, Anaprox is manufactured by Roche, and Naprelan is manufactured by Blansett Pharmaceuticals. Generic Naproxen Sodium is manufactured by several companies, including:
  • Watson Pharmaceuticals
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • Sandoz.

Naproxen Versus Naproxen Sodium

The difference between naproxen (Naprosyn®) and naproxen sodium is that naproxen sodium is more rapidly absorbed into the body, which leads to faster pain relief. For people taking naproxen, pain relief can begin in about one hour. With naproxen sodium, pain relief can begin within 30 minutes.
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