Naproxen Australia over the counter

Naproxen Australia is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, which is prescribed for reduction of hormones, which may cause inflammation as well as pain in the body. Naproxen Australia is used for treatment of pain or inflammation, which was caused by such conditions as ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, menstrual cramps and gout.

There are also delayed-release and extended-release tablets, which represent alternative forms of naproxen with slower acting effects. They are used exclusively for treatment of chronic conditions like ankylosing spondylitis or arthritis. Hereby, these types will not be effective for acute pain treatment.

Make sure to take Naproxen Australia orally and in accordance with your doctor’s instructions. Basic dosage requires you to take Naproxen Australia 2-3 times per day with water. In order to avoid stomach problems, take Naproxen with food or antacid.

The dosage should be based on your medical condition at the time of treatment as well as according to treatment response of your body. In order to avoid or reduce the risk of stomach bleeding and other possible side effects, ensure Naproxen dosage is at the lowest effective level. Do not increase the dosage or frequency of intake more than prescribed.

In special cases, such as arthritis, it may require to keep taking Naproxen Australia for two weeks and more before you notice the full benefit of this drug. Strictly follow the direction provided on the label or your doctor’s prescription.

In case if you take the oral suspension (i.e. liquid Naproxen Australia), please shake the bottle right before taking it. Use the dosing syringe, which is provided in the package. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, please seek for assistance from your physician (e.g. measuring cup or measuring spoon).

Side Effects

Seek for emergency medical help in case if you start feeling signs of a heart attack and/or stroke (i.e. chest pain reaching up to jaw or shoulders, sudden abnormal numbness and/or weakness on one body side, feeling shortness of breath, slurred speech).

Beware of the following symptoms:

  • shortness of breath;
  • signs of skin rash;
  • abnormal weight gain;
  • signs of stomach bleeding –tarry or bloody stools, coughing with blood or vomit, which looks like coffee grounds;
  • liver problems – nausea, itchiness, upper stomach ache, tiredness, flu-like symptoms, appetite loss, dark colour of urine, clay-coloured stools, jaundice (yellowish skin and/or eyes);
  • kidney problems – reduced or no urination, pain during urination, swelling of feet and/or ankles;
  • low red blood cells (i.e. anaemia) – pale skin, light-headedness, shortness of breath, increased heart rate, problems with concentration;
  • abnormal skin reaction – sore throat, fever, swelling of face and/or tongue, burning of eyes, skin pain accompanied by a purple or red skin rash, blistering and peeling.

Common Naproxen Australia side effects are listed as follows:

  • diarrhoea, constipation, stomach pain, indigestion;
  • heartburn, nausea, headache, drowsiness, dizziness;
  • itching, bruising, sweating, rash;
  • swelling of hands and/or feet;
  • ringing sound in ears.


Before taking Naproxen Australia, inform your doctor, if you have allergies to it, as well as aspirin and other NSAIDs (e.g. celecoxib, ibuprofen). Just to be safe, inform your physician about any other allergies you have.

Certain kidney issues can occur during the use of NSAID medications (i.e. Naproxen Australia). The said problems are more likely to appear, if you remain dehydrated, suffered from heart failure or kidney diseases, are an elderly adult etc. Hence, make sure you drink plenty of water and other fluids to prevent the dehydration. Track down the changes in the urine amount and inform your doctor right away if the amount has reduced.

Naproxen Australia may cause dizziness or drowsiness, so do not drive, operate any machinery, or perform any activity requiring alertness until you are confident you can carry out said activities in a safe manner.