Naproxen 220 Mg

Naproxen (brand names include Aleve®, Naprosyn®, EC-Naprosyn®, Anaprox®, Anaprox® DS, and Naprelan®) is a pain reliever that is available with or without a prescription.
Over-the-counter (OTC) naproxen products are sold as:
  • Naproxen sodium 220 mg oral tablets, gelcaps, or caplets
  • Pamprin® Maximum Strength All Day Relief 220 mg oral caplets.
The recommended nonprescription dose for most people over age 12 is 220 mg of naproxen sodium by mouth every 8 to 12 hours as needed. The daily dose should not exceed 660 mg for people under 65 years of age. If you are over age 65, the recommended dose is 220 mg by mouth every 12 hours as needed, up to a maximum daily dose of 440 mg.
Regardless of the dose you take, do not self-medicate with naproxen for more than 10 days without talking to your healthcare provider.
(To learn more about the 220-mg strength of this medication, click Naproxen Dosage. This article explains in detail the factors that will affect your dose and also provides guidelines for acute gout and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.)
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