General Information on Naproxen

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much naproxen may have overdose symptoms that could include but are not limited to:
 
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Dizziness
  • Heartburn or indigestion
  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Bleeding
  • Difficulty urinating.
     
If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
 

How Should Naproxen Be Stored?

Naproxen should be stored at room temperature in an airtight container. Keep this 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 as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Never take a double dose.
 

Who Makes Naproxen?

Naproxen is manufactured by several different companies, depending on the product selected. Some of these manufacturers include:
 
  • Roche Pharmaceuticals
  • Watson Pharmaceuticals
  • Blansett Pharmaceuticals
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • Sandoz
  • Mylan Labs
  • Roxane Laboratories.
     
The specific manufacturers are listed on the package, or you can ask your pharmacist to help you find the appropriate contact information.
 

Is There a Generic Version?

Naproxen and naproxen sodium are generic medicines. They are also available under several brand names, including:
 
The difference between naproxen 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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