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Naproxen is a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory drug (NSAID) which may be used for the treatment of inflammation in pets. It is typically prescribed to treat inflammation and fever. It is generally not recommended for use in dogs and cats due to the high risk of toxicity and overdose. Other NSAIDs may be used due to their low risk of side effects.
NSAIDs work by reducing the enzyme COX-2. COX-2 is involved in the formation of prostaglandins which cause swelling and inflammation. Reduction of these factors reduce the pain and inflammation your pet experiences.
Store in a tightly sealed container. Read the storage instructions on the drug label as some forms may need to be refrigerated.
If you do miss a dose, give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give your pet two doses at once.
Naproxen may result in these side effects:
Naproxen may react with these drugs:
USE CAUTION WHEN ADMINISTERING THIS DRUG TO PETS WITH KIDNEY DISEASE, LIVER DISEASE, BLOOD DISORDERS, OR HEART FAILURE
USE CAUTION WHEN ADMINISTERING THIS DRUG TO PREGNANT PETS