Naproxen

(nay-PROKS-in)

Naproxen (Naprosyn) is a medicine that is used to relieve pain and headaches, and to decrease fever and inflammation, or swelling.

It is available in tablet and liquid form.

  • Do not give more of this medication than recommended by your child's doctor.
  • If your child's symptoms persist or if they become worse, contact your child's doctor.
  • Taking this medication with food may decrease stomach upset.
  • Do not use after the expiration date on the bottle / package.
  • Never use a household teaspoon to measure your child's dose. Use the measuring device that came with the product. If this is not available, get dosing syringes, a medicine dropper, a medicine spoon, or dosing cup from your pharmacist.
  • Shake the liquid formulation well before use.
  • Store away from heat or direct light.
  • Do not store in the bathroom medicine cabinet.
  • Keep this medication out of the reach of children.
  • If too much medicine is taken by accident, call the Drug and Poison Information Center (DPIC) at 513-636-5111, or 1-800-222-1222, or call your child's doctor immediately.
  • If your child needs to have any dental work or surgery, tell your child's doctor your child is on this medication.

For any medication information related to your child's dosing schedule and / or missed doses, contact the healthcare provider who prescribed the medication.

  • Heartburn or nausea
  • Upset stomach
  • Rash or hives
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Severe stomach pains
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Visual disturbances

Last Updated 12/2013