Anaprox is an analgesic used for pain relief. Formulated with a high concentration of naproxen, the drug effectively alleviates mild-to-moderate pain with inflammation in musculoskeletal trauma and post-dental extraction. It is also effective against pain caused by post-partum cramping and dysmenorrhea. Anaprox is a product of Roche Holding AG, a global healthcare company headquartered in Basel, Switzerland.
Anaprox (naproxen) is an analgesic belonging to a class of medications called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Apart from its pain-relieving properties, naproxen also has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Naproxen exerts its inhibitory effects on cyclooxygenases (COX), thereby reducing prostaglandin biosynthesis. At the same time, it inhibits thromboxane synthase to reduce the production thromboxane A2. Together, these actions result in less inflammation and platelet aggregation.
Each bottle comes with 100 film-coated Anaprox tablets, which are blue in color.
Use Anaprox as directed by your doctor. Do not stop using the drug unless the doctor says otherwise.
Your doctor may use the lowest effective dose to minimize the risk of side effects. Do not change the dosage without asking your doctor. Do not exceed the maximum daily dose of 1,375mg. Do not use Naproxen more frequently (or for a longer duration) than prescribed.
This list of adverse effects may not be complete. Some patients may experience side effects other than the ones in the above list. If you experience unexpected side effects, tell your doctor right away.
Refer to the following sections for more information on special warnings and precautions related to Anaprox. Read them thoroughly before use.
This may not be a complete list of interactions.
Keep Anaprox at a room temperature of 15 to 30°C in a cool, dry place. Avoid exposure to light. The drug may be harmful if accidentally ingested in large quantities. Keep out of reach of children.
In case of overdose, seek medical help immediately. Contact a regional Poison Information Center or go to the nearest hospital. Some of the signs of overdose are dizziness, epigastric pain, hypoprothrombinemia, metabolic acidosis, disorientation, apnea, abdominal discomfort, indigestion, nausea, and vomiting. You should seek medical attention even if you do not experience any signs of an overdose.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, you should skip the missed dose and take the next dose instead. Do not take 2 doses of Anaprox at the same time, as this may cause overdose.