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Buy Naproxen 250/500mg Online

Buy Naproxen online from a trusted UK pharmacy. Our online private prescription services makes it easy to renew your prescription for Naproxen. Simply fill out our online questionnaire for our online doctor to review. If Naproxen is deemed suitable for you, our online prescriber will issue a prescription for our pharmacy to fulfil. All items dispatched by our UK based pharmacy are shipped in plain packaging via a next-day delivery.

Naproxen is a pain relief treatment with anti-inflammatory properties. It is often used to treat pain in the joints, such as those associated with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and gout.

Naproxen can also be used to relieve period pain.

Naproxen 250mg and Naproxen 500mg are available to buy online from our online pharmacy. If you are unsure which dose is most appropriate for you, our online doctor can determine a suitable dose.


How does Naproxen work?

Naproxen belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These drugs are used to reduce pain and inflammation in the body.

Naproxen works by blocking an enzyme in your body responsible for making chemicals called prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are made in response to tissue damage and, when present, cause pain and inflammation.

By blocking a specific enzyme called cyclo-oxygenase (COX), the production of prostaglandins in the body is reduced which in turn relieves pain and inflammation.

While you may feel better an hour after taking Naproxen, it may take several days of taking Naproxen regularly in order for it to reach its peak effectiveness.


How do I take Naproxen?

Naproxen tablets are taken twice daily with or after food, such as a meal or snack. Each tablet should be swallowed whole with a glass of water.

You should take the smallest quantity of Naproxen for the shortest amount of time. Our online doctor will prescribe the most suitable dose for you during your consultation.

Can I take Naproxen with other medicines?

You should not take naproxen with other pain relief, such as Ibuprofen, but you can take naproxen with paracetamol or over-the-counter opioid medication, such as Tramadol, for short amounts of time.

If you are not sure what you can take Naproxen with, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

Before you buy Naproxen online through our private prescription service, please inform our online doctor of all the medicine you are currently taking, including those prescribed to you by your doctor or bought over-the-counter, including health and herbal supplements.


Side effects and cautions

Just like any medicine, Naproxen has the potential of causing side effects. Moreover, Naproxen may not be suitable for you or your condition. Before you buy Naproxen online from Prescription Doctor, you should speak to your doctor to ensure that it is safe for you to take.

Before you take Naproxen, it is important to familiarise yourself with the information presented in the patient information leaflet enclosed with your medication. This leaflet includes important information about how to take Naproxen, how to store Naproxen safely, a complete list of side effects, ingredients and contraindications as well as instructions on what to do in the case of an allergic reaction.

You can view the patient leaflet for Naproxen online here.

Who should not take Naproxen?

Naproxen is not suitable for everyone. If you are unsure whether it is safe for you, speak to your doctor before you buy Naproxen online.

Do not take Naproxen if you:

  • are allergic to aspirin or other NSAIDs
  • are allergic to naproxen or any of the other ingredients listed in the patient information leaflet
  • are breastfeeding
  • are in the last 3 months of pregnancy
  • had two or more instances of peptic ulcers, bleeding or perforation of the stomach
  • have or had stomach ulcers, duodenum ulcers, bleeding of the stomach or intestines
  • have severe liver, kidney or heart failure

If you are not sure whether any of the above apply to you, speak to your doctor.

Side effects of Naproxen

All medicines carry of the risk of side effects, though not everybody who takes Naproxen will experience them. It's important to familiarise yourself with the list of associated side effects and to remain vigilant to these side effects throughout your course of treatment.

Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):

  • Changes in vision
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Tiredness

Uncommon side effects (may affect 1 in 100 people):

  • Abnormal dreams
  • Depression
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Forgetfulness
  • Irregular heartbeat (palpitations)
  • Sensitivity of skin to light (may cause blistering)

This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Further information regarding the safety of Naproxen, including a complete list of side effects, can be found within the patient information leaflet enclosed within the packaging of your medication.

If you experience any side effects after taking Naproxen, regardless of whether they are listed above or in the patient information leaflet, report them to your doctor straight away.

Allergic reaction

Do not take Naproxen if you are allergic to Naproxen or any of the other ingredients listed in the supplied literature.

If you experience an allergic reaction after taking Naproxen, stop taking the medicine and go straight to your nearest accident and emergency department. Remember to take the packaging and any remaining Naproxen tablets with you so that doctors know exactly what you have taken.

Signs of an allergic reaction include:

  • Chest tightening
  • Dry, red and cracked skin
  • Itchy, red watery eyes
  • Raised, itchy, red rash (hives)
  • Swelling of the lips, tongue, eyes or face
  • Tummy pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea
  • Wheezing

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Do not take Naproxen if you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant, are trying to become pregnant or breastfeeding.

Naproxen may affect female fertility and make it more difficult for you to conceive. If this is of considerable concern to you, speak to your doctor.

For further information, speak to your doctor.

Other safety information

Always seek your doctor's advice before you buy Naproxen online from Prescription Doctor.

Do not take Naproxen past the expiry date printed on the packaging. The date refers to the last day of the specified month. For example, "EXP: 03/21" means the 31st of March 2021.

Do not throw away medicine via household or water waste. Take any unwanted or expired medicine to your local pharmacy and ask them to dispose of them safely on your behalf.

Always store Naproxen out of sight and reach from children and pets.

Never share your medicine with anybody else, even if they are experiencing the same symptoms or are suffering the same condition as you.


Frequently asked questions

What should I do if I forget to take Naproxen?

If you forget to take Naproxen, take it as soon as you remember. If it is nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed pill and continue taking Naproxen as you normally would. Do not take more Naproxen to make up for the missed dose.

What should I do if I accidentally take too much Naproxen?

If you accidentally take too many Naproxen tablets, contact your doctor right away.

Taking too much Naproxen is likely to increase your risk of experiencing side effects.

How long does Naproxen take to work?

The effects of Naproxen should be noticeable after an hour of taking it. However, it may take up to 3 consecutive days of taking Naproxen for it to reach peak effectiveness. You should only take Naproxen for a short while. If you feel you need to take Naproxen for longer, or you don't notice an improvement in your symptoms, speak to your doctor.

Can I drink alcohol while taking Naproxen?

You should not drink alcohol while taking Naproxen. Drinking alcohol while taking Naproxen can exacerbate irritation to the stomach and increase your risk of side effects such as heartburn and stomach bleeding.

Does Naproxen cause stomach ache?

Naproxen does cause stomach pain. If you experience any stomach pain which you believe is caused by Naproxen, speak to your doctor.

You can take Omeprazole alongside Naproxen to protect your stomach. Our doctor can issue a prescription for Omeprazole if you require it.

Why can't you lie down after taking Naproxen?

Naproxen can irritate the lining of the stomach and cause gastro-oesophageal reflux or heartburn. Therefore, it is recommended not to lie down shortly after taking the medicine. If you experience heartburn after taking Naproxen, speak to your doctor or ask a pharmacist for advice. Our online doctor may also be able to prescribe a heartburn treatment to take alongside Naproxen to prevent this side effect.

Can I take Naproxen and Ibuprofen together?

It is not recommended to take Naproxen and Ibuprofen together. This is because NSAIDs can irritate the lining of the stomach. Taking more than one NSAID can increase your risk of gastrointestinal problems such as stomach ache, heartburn, stomach ulcers, bleeding of the stomach and, in very rare cases, perforation of the stomach.

Can I take Naproxen with Paracetamol?

Yes, you can take Naproxen with paracetamol and opioid painkillers, such as Tramadol. However, you should only take pain relief medication for a short while. If you are unsure about what you can and cannot take with Naproxen, ask your doctor or a pharmacist for advice. Information on how to safely take Naproxen can be found in the patient information leaflet enclosed with your medicine.

How long can you take Naproxen for?

How long you should take Naproxen for depends on the reason you are taking it. For period pain, you may only need to take Naproxen for 1 or 2 days. People with chronic pain conditions, such as arthritis, may need to take Naproxen for longer. You should discuss your condition with your doctor - they will be able to determine how long you should take Naproxen for to manage your condition.

Is Naproxen addictive?

Naproxen is not an addictive substance. However, if you find yourself using more Naproxen than prescribed to manage your condition, speak to your doctor. They may be able to prescribe an alternative pain medication which may be more suitable for you.

Will Naproxen affect my fertility?

According to the NHS, Naproxen and other NSAIDs in large quantities for extended periods of time may affect fertility in women. There is no substantial evidence to suggest that NSAIDs affect male fertility. If you are concerned about how a medication may affect your fertility, speak to your doctor or ask a pharmacist.

Will Naproxen affect my contraceptive?

Naproxen does not reduce the efficacy of contraceptive pills, including the combined contraceptive pill, the progestogen-only pill (mini pill) or the emergency contraceptive pill. Regardless, if you have any concerns pertaining the affect a new medicine may have on your contraceptive, speak to your doctor or a pharmacist.

Can I buy Naproxen over the counter in the UK?

Naproxen can only be bought on prescription in the UK. Our registered prescribers are on hand to issue prescriptions for Naproxen. To renew your Naproxen prescription, simply fill out our short medical questionnaire for our doctor to review.


Where can I buy Naproxen?

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Table of contents

Buy Naproxen 250/500mg Online

How does Naproxen work?

How to take Naproxen?

Side effects and cautions

Frequently asked questions

Where to buy Naproxen?

References

NHS, 2018. Naproxen.

Accord-UK Ltd, 2019. Naproxen 250mg Gastro Resistant Tablets: Summary of Product Characteristics

Treatment information

  • Product Name: Naproxen
  • Active Ingredient(s): Naproxen sodium
  • Administration: Oral
  • Presentation: Tablets
  • Available Strength: 250mg or 500mg
  • Exemption: Prescription only
  • Dosage: Take twice daily with food
  • Description: Naproxen is an anti-inflammatory medication commonly used for arthritis
  • Drug Class: NSAID
  • Alcohol Consumption: Avoid or limit alcohol consumption
  • When Pregnant: Please inform our doctor if you are pregnant before taking Naproxen
  • When Breastfeeding: Please inform our doctor if you are breastfeeding before taking Naproxen
Click here to view the Naproxen - Patient Information Leaflet

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