|Therapeutic Class:||Drugs for Osteoarthritis, Drugs used for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)|
|Last Updated:||2020-11-21 18:15:00|
Anaflex Tablet contains Naproxen Sodium. Anaflex uses:
Naproxen is indicated for the relief of symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, both of acute flares and long term management of the disease. It is also used in the diseases of rheumatoid osteoarthritis (degenerative arthritis), ankylosing spondylitis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, tendinitis, brusitis, acute gout, acute musculoskeletal disorders (such as sprains, direct trauma and fibrositis), migraine and dysmenorrhoea.
Anaflex Tablet contains Naproxen Sodium 250 mg. Anaflex doses:
Tablet & Suppository (Adult)-
Syrup (Children over 5 years)-
Gel: Naproxen gel is to be applied 2-6 times a day as required and is not recommended for use in children.
Gastro-intestinal discomfort: nausea, diarrhoea and occasionally bleeding and ulceration.
Hypersensitivity reactions: notably with bronchospasm, rashes and angioedema.
CNS side effect: drowsiness, headache, fluid retention, vertigo, hearing disturbances such as tinnitus, photosensitivity.
A few instances of jaundice, impairment of renal function, thrombocytopenia, and agranulocytosis have been reported.
Naproxen, a propionic acid derivative, is a prototypical NSAID. It reversibly inhibits the cyclooxygenase-1 and -2 (COX-1 and -2) enzymes, thus resulting in reduced synthesis of prostaglandin precursors. It can inhibit platelet aggregation, has anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic actions.
Naproxen should be used with caution in patients with cardiac, hepatic and renal impairment, coagulation defect, and previous history of gastro-intestinal ulceration. The drug is contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to aspirin or any other NSAID - which includes those in whom attacks of asthma, angioedema, urticaria or rhinitis have been precipitated by aspirin or any other NSAID.
Antacid: The absorption of naproxen can be altered by antacids.
Aspirin: Plasma concentration of Naproxen can be reduced when aspirin is given concomitantly, this appeared to be due to increased exeretion of naproxen.
Diuretics: Naproxen diminish the effect of frusemide.
Probenecid: It increase the plasma concentration of Naproxen.
There are no well controlled studies in pregnant women. The drug should not be used during pregnancy unless clearly needed. Because of the possible adverse effects of prostaglandin inhibiting drugs on neonates, use in nursing mothers must be avoided.
Naproxen suppository in contraindicated in children under 12 years of age. The suppository is contraindicated also in patients with any inflammatory lesions of rectum or anus and in patients with recent history of rectal or anal bleeding.
Significant overdosage of the drug may be characterized by drowsiness, heartburn, indigestion, and nausea or vomiting. It is not known what dose of the drug would be life threatening.
Tablet: Protect from light and store below 30° C temperature in a dry place.
Suppository: Store below 25°C temperature.
Gel: Store in a cool and dry place protected from light.
Anaflex Tablet price in Bangladesh 7.03