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Naproxen is a medication that is used to provide pain relief from various ailments. Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug or NSAID.

We also offer Naproxen for gout treatment.

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  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
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After an online consultation with a doctor, you will be able to buy Naproxen from UK Meds if your conditions indicate it and if your prescription is approved, saving you a GP visit. If you already have a prescription, we can fulfill it for you. If not, the online consultation will ensure that this medication is the right one for your medical condition. Our customer service team is always on hand to help with any questions you might have.

Naproxen Over The Counter

No. Naproxen is not available as an over the counter medication in the UK as it is a prescription only medication (POM) (NHS, 2022). If you wish to purchase this medication, but do not have a prescription, our online consultation service with a doctor may be able to help you. You can take advantage of this service during the check-out process.

Naproxen is available on prescription as tablets or as a liquid that you drink. Teenagers over the age of 15 years old and adults can buy Naproxen for period pain.

Naproxen Boots

At the time of writing, generic Naproxen is not available at Boots. However, should you wish to purchase Naproxen tablets at a great price online, you can do so at UK Meds. Additionally, if you would like to purchase more than one pack of Naproxen, you can benefit from further savings at UK Meds with our UK Meds Plus subscription service.

Naproxen Superdrug

At the time of writing, generic Naproxen is not available at Superdrug. However, should you wish to purchase Naproxen tablets at a great price online, you can do so at UK Meds. Additionally, if you would like to purchase more than one pack of Naproxen, you can benefit from further savings at UK Meds with our UK Meds Plus subscription service.

Naproxen Tesco

At the time of writing, generic Naproxen is not available at Tesco. However, should you wish to purchase Naproxen tablets at a great price online, you can do so at UK Meds. Additionally, if you would like to purchase more than one pack of Naproxen, you can benefit from further savings at UK Meds with our UK Meds Plus subscription service.

Type of drugnonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug (NSAID)
Health conditions prescribed forGout, rheumatoid arthritis symptoms (swelling, inflammation, joint pain & stiffness), allergic reaction
Active IngredientsNaproxen
Brand namesAleve
Available strengths250mg, 500mg
Available asTablets
Possible side effectsRash, dizziness, sleepiness / tiredness, changes in vision, confusion, headaches, ringing in the ears, gastrointestinal side effects (indigestion, stomach pain, heartburn, nausea), high blood pressure (Healthline, 2023)
Patient Information LeafletFor more information on the medication please refer to the patient information leaflet for the Naproxen.
               

It is a medication that is used to provide pain relief from various ailments (Mayo Clinic, 2023), including as a gout treatment and ankylosing spondylitis (Verywell Health, 2022). It is not recommended as a treatment for ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease due to the risk of adverse effects (Verywell Health, 2022). There is an increased risk of heart attack and heart disease / heart failure when using Naproxen tablets as a medicine (Mayo Clinic, 2022). Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug or NSAID (WebMD, 2024).

Video: An overview of Naproxen

In the video below Advanced Specialist Pharmacist at the University Hospitals of Leicester, Yasir Sacranie MPharm PGDip (GPhC number: 2215086), explains key facts about Naproxen:

@micropharm Pharmacist explains naproxen #fyp #foryoupage #pharmacy #medicine ♬ original sound - Yasir Sacranie

Naproxen Reviews

To see what patients have to say about their experiences with the painkiller medicine, take a look at the Naproxen user reviews and experiences available at Drugs.com and Web MD.

For more information on the prescription medication patients should refer to the Naproxen patient information leaflet.

               

Naproxen is a chronic pain relief treatment that works by blocking the body’s production of certain natural substances that cause inflammation called prostaglandins (Healthline, 2020; Verywell Health, 2023).

               

Naproxen is a medicine that is beneficial in providing relief from acute pain to moderate pain and minor aches from various conditions such as headaches, tendonitis, muscle aches, menstrual cramps, and dental pain (WebMD, 2024). It is also beneficial in reducing the pain, swelling, and joint stiffness caused by gout attacks, bursitis, and rheumatoid arthritis. The treatment contains naproxen sodium.

You should read first the medication guide or patient information provided for in the information leaflet that comes with the product package before you start using Naproxen as a treatment. Ask your doctor or your pharmacist if you have any questions about the use and safety of the medication.

Take Naproxen by mouth as directed by your doctor with a full glass of water (NHS, 2022). Avoid lying down within ten minutes after taking this medication (WebMD, 2024). Take Naproxen with food, milk, or an antacid in order to avoid having an upset stomach.

To reduce the risk of stomach bleeding, a stomach ulcer and other serious side effects, such as high blood pressure (Healthline, 2023), take Naproxen at the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time (NHS, 2022). Do not increase your dose or take Naproxen more than directed by your doctor. For ongoing conditions such as arthritis, take this medication continuously as directed by your doctor. For rheumatoid arthritis, the full benefit of this drug may show after about two weeks of continuous use.

If you are taking Naproxen as needed, you should remember that pain medication like Naproxen works best as a treatment when used as the first signs of pain occur. The medication may not work well if you wait until the pain has worsened.

Inform your doctor or healthcare provider if your condition does not improve or if it gets worse.

The usual dose of Naproxen is dependant on the health condition being treated and should be dosed as directed by your doctor. The dosage of this medication is based on your medical condition and your response to the treatment. For example, according to the NHS (2022) typically for:

  • Muscle pain and bone disorders and painful period pain / menstrual pain - take 500mg initially, then 250mg every 6-8 hours as required
  • Gout attacks - take 750mg, then 250mg every 8 hours until the gout attack has passed
  • Joint conditions - 500mg - 1000mg a day in 1 or 2 doses

Naproxen FAQs

Tiredness, drowsiness and dizziness (all of which are linked to feeling sleepy) are reported common side effects of Naproxen (NHS, 2022).

Whilst they are both a pain relief treatment, Naproxen is longer acting in comparison to ibuprofen, which itself is a short acting pain relief medication.

Yes. Naproxen is a treatment that could potentially cause constipation, along with similar adverse effects such as wind and diarrhoea (Netdoctor, 2019).

No. Naproxen is not an opioid (narcotic drug) treatment, it is an NSAID (nonsteriodal anti-inflammatory drug (NHS, 2022).

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