Allergy alert: Naproxen sodium may cause a severe allergic reaction, especially in people allergic to aspirin. Symptoms may include: ■ shock ■ facial swelling ■ asthma (wheezing) ■ hives ■ skin reddening ■ blisters ■ rash
If an allergic reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away.
Stomach bleeding warning: This product contains an NSAID, which may cause severe stomach bleeding. The chance is higher if you
■ have had stomach ulcers or bleeding problems
■ take blood thinning (anticoagulant) or steroid drug
■ are age 60 or older
■ take other drugs containing prescription or nonprescription NSAIDs [aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or others]
■ take more or for a longer time than directed
■ have 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product.
Do not use ■ right before or after heart surgery ■ if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any other pain reliever/fever reducer
Ask a doctor before use if
■ the stomach bleeding warning applies to you
■ you have a history of stomach problems, such as heartburn
■ you have asthma
■ you have high blood pressure, heart disease, liver cirrhosis or kidney disease
■ you have a problems or serious side effects from taking pain relievers or fever reducers
■ you are taking a diuretic
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are
■ under a doctor’s care for any serious condition
■ taking any other drug
When using this product
■ take with food or milk if stomach upset occurs
■ the risk of heart attack or stroke may increase if you use more than directed or for longer than directed
Stop use and ask a doctor if
■ you experience any of the following signs of stomach bleeding: ■ feel faint ■ vomit blood ■ have bloody or black stools ■ have stomach pain that does not get better
■ pain gets worse or lasts more than 10 days
■ fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days
■ you have difficulty swallowing
■ it feels like the pill is stuck in your throat
■ redness or swelling is present in the painful area
■ any new symptoms appear
If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use. It is especially important not to use naproxen sodium during the last 3 months of pregnancy unless definitely directed to do so by a doctor because it may cause problems in the unborn child or complications during delivery.
Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222) right away.