Anaprox is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve pain and inflammation associated with conditions such as arthritis, menstrual cramps, and migraines. Anaprox is available as a generic drug and as the brand-name drugs Anaprox DS and Naprosyn.
Anaprox may cause serious side effects, including:
– kidney problems
– liver damage
– bleeding or ulcers in the stomach or intestine
– heart attack or stroke
– Anaphylactic reactions (severe allergic reactions)
Anaprox can also cause less serious side effects, such as:
– upset stomach
– skin rash or itching
Anaprox may interact with other NSAIDs, blood thinners, steroids, lithium, methotrexate, salt substitutes that contain potassium, probenecid, or antidepressants. Anaprox can also increase your risk of bleeding if you take it.
Anaprox is available as a tablet, an extended-release tablet, and a suspension (liquid) to take by mouth. Anaprox DS is available as a tablet. The Anaprox suspension is usually taken with or without food as needed. Anaprox tablets and Anaprox DS tablets are usually taken with food or milk to lessen stomach upset.
Anaprox can increase your risk of life-threatening heart or circulation problems, including heart attack or stroke. This risk will increase the longer you use Anaprox. Do not use Anaprox just before or after having bypass surgery (also called coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG).
Do not take Anaprox if you are allergic to Anaprox or any other NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug), aspirin, or salicylates. Anaprox may also contain inactive ingredients that can cause allergic reactions or other problems.