Naproxen is a drug which decreases the hormones thatcause pain, fever and inflammation in the body in the case of arthritis, kidney stones, tendinitis, bursitis,gout, ankylosing spondylitis, and menstrual cramps. It belongs to non-steroidalanti-inflammatory drugs.
The patient mustconsult the doctor who must be informed with the patient history of healthconditions. Naproxen is not recommended in various cases.if the patient is awoman she must inform the physician if she is pregnant. If the woman uses this medicine in the 3 last months of her pregnancy it is likely to happen that her child will have some defects. Even more, it is not recommended to breastfeed the newborn child if she is consume Naproxen. Furthermore, the patientswho have problems with the liver and kidney must be very careful when they useNaproxen as the medicament. it is very important not to take this medicine in the treatment just before or after heart bypass surgery.
The pressence of high blood pressure, heart disease, circulatorytroubles, asthma, polyps in the nose, diabetes must be reported to thephysician. If the patient is smoking, then the use of Naproxen isnot recommended.
Naproxen side effects
Naproxen alsohas some side effects whose appearance is different and varies from person toperson but they are not often very serious.
The occurrencesof diarrhea, constipation, dyspepsia, irritable colon, stomatitis, heartburnare the examples of gastrointestinal side effects which most frequently happen.There are reprts that ulcerative esophagitis, allergic sialadenitis, andpancreatitis hemorrhage or perforation occur.
Jaundice, yellowing of the skin or eyes andhepatitis are also likely to happen as hepatic side effects.
The patients often complain of the nervous system side effects such as depression, nervousness, hallucinations, confusion, agitation, cognitive dysfunction, insomnia,anxiety, dream disturbances, and aseptic meningitis.
Of cardiovascular side effects the most frequent are hypertension, dyspnea, peripheral edema, palpitations, and angina pectoris, while of hypersensitivity side effects the most common are angleodema of the face, extremities, lips, tongue, glottis, and larynx, bronchospasm, and erythematous or urticarial rush.
Other side effects include: headache and increase of the body weight, nausea, vomiting, tremors, and shakings. There have been cases where the followingproblems occurred: dark urine, reduced or frequent urination, serious allergicreactions such as rash and hives, joint pain and abdominal cramps. Many patients have the problems with the senses,especially the blurred vision and problems with balance and speech.
The most usual respiratory side effect is the bronchospasm although there have been cases when pulmonary infiltration combined with eosinophilia appeared.
Acute tubular necrosis, nephrotic syndrome, renal failure, papillary necrosis are usual renal side effects when the patient takes Naproxen.