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Drug information on Artagen (Naproxen) from Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd.

Artagen

  
Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd.
Generic : Naproxen
 34.50
10

Drug Name : Naproxen

Naproxen(Anaprox) generic Artagen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), prescribed for pain, fever, inflammation and stiffness due to various disease conditions. It works by reducing hormones that cause pain, fever, and inflammation.
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Medical Condition(s) for which Artagen may be prescribed


Side effects of Artagen

   Body as a Whole : Allergic reactions, menstrual disorders, chills and fever.

   Gastrointestinal : Heartburn, abdominal pain, nausea, constipation, blood in stools, diarrhea, indigestion and mouth ulcer.

   Central Nervous System : Headache, dizziness, drowsiness, lightheadedness and vertigoInability to concentrate, depression, dream abnormalities, sleeplessness, uneasiness, muscle pain, muscle weakness, mental illness, convulsions.

   Skin : Itching, skin eruptions, increased sweating and bruising.

   ENT : Ringing in the ear, visual disturbances and hearing disturbances.

   Heart : Edema, palpitations, heart failure, high blood pressure and lung swelling.

   General : Difficulty in breathing and increased thirst.

   Liver : Jaundice and abnormal liver function tests.

   Blood : Eosinophilia, leucopenia, blood in stools, decrease in white blood cells and platelets.

   Metabolic : Decrease/increase in blood sugar.

   Respiratory : Lung inflammation and asthma.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult: PO- 0.5-1 g in 1-2 divided doses, up to 6 months if needed. Up to 1.5 g/day in patients who can tolerate lower doses.

How to use Artagen?

It comes as a tablet and liquid to take by mouth, with food.

When is Artagen not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Artagen

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of high blood pressure, blood disorders, bleeding problems, heart, kidney or liver disease, diabetes, stomach or bowel problems, dehydration, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may cause stomach ulcer or bleeding.

Other Precautions for Artagen

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Artagen

Store it at controlled room temperature (15� to 30�C).


Schedule : H  Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.



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