What is Naproxen?
Naproxen is a non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for the treatment of muscle pain and soft tissue injury in horses. It helps reduce pain, swelling, and joint stiffness caused by arthritis, tendonitis, or bursitis. Naproxen also helps provide pain and inflammation relief from musculoskeletal conditions. Lameness and muscle soreness can also be treated with Naproxen. Naproxen is sold per tablet and requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
- Treats pain and soft tissue injury
- Helps provide relief from pain and inflammation
- Treats lameness and muscle soreness
- Helps reduce pain, swelling, and joint stiffness
How does Naproxen work?
Naproxen, which is an NSAID, works by blocking the production of substances in the body that cause inflammation.
Avoid giving to horses with liver disease, kidney disease or gastrointestinal problems. Do not give to horses with a hypersensitivity to Naproxen or other NSAIDs.
What is the most important thing I should know about Naproxen?
Naproxen is an NSAID that is sold per tablet and requires a prescription from your veterinarian. It is available as 500 mg tablets. The usual dose is 4.55 mg/lb (10 mg/kg). It is meant to treat pain and soft tissue injuries. It may take several days of regular use for full clinical response.
What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Naproxen to my pet?
Tell your veterinarian if your pet has kidney disease, liver disease or gastrointestinal problems. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant, lactating, or breeding. Consult with your veterinarian if your pet has ever had an allergic reaction to Naproxen or any other NSAID.
How should Naproxen be given?
Naproxen should be given by the mouth. The usual dose is 4.55 mg/lb (10 mg/kg) twice a day. When giving Naproxen to your pet, follow your veterinarian's instructions exactly as directed. If you don't understand the directions, ask your pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you.
What are the potential side effects of Naproxen?
Side effects of Naproxen can include ulcers, diarrhea, and gastrointestinal pain. Rare side effects include kidney damage, bleeding disorders, and protein loss.
What happens if I miss giving a dose of Naproxen?
If you miss a dose of Naproxen, give the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue a regular dosing schedule.
What happens if I overdose my pet on Naproxen?
If an overdose is suspected, contact your veterinarian immediately. Symptoms of an overdose can include loss of appetite, colic, and depression.
What should I avoid while giving Naproxen to my pet?
Avoid giving to horses with liver disease, kidney disease or gastrointestinal problems.
What other drugs will affect Naproxen?
Do not combine Naproxen with anticoagulants or other anti-inflammatory drugs, such as other NSAIDs or corticosteroids.
- Give Naproxen by mouth.
- The usual dose is 4.55 mg/lb (10 mg/kg) twice daily.
- Follow your veterinarian's instructions exactly as directed.
Always provide your horse with fresh drinking water.
|All weights||The usual dose is 4.55 mg/lb (10 mg/kg) twice daily or as directed by your veterinarian.|
|Cats||Do not use!|
|Dogs||Do not use!|
Store at room temperature. Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
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