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Generic: lansoprazole-naproxen
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The naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)
               



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What is this medicine?

NAPROXEN; LANSOPRAZOLE (na PROX en; lan SOE pra zole) is a combination of two medicines. The naproxen is a non- steroidal anti- inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used for painful joint problems such as arthritis. The lansoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) that is used to prevent stomach ulcers that may be caused by the naproxen.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • asthma
  • cigarette smoker
  • drink more than 3 alcohol containing beverages a day
  • heart disease or circulation problems such as heart failure or leg edema (fluid retention)
  • high blood pressure
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • low levels of magnesium in the blood
  • stomach bleeding or ulcers
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to naproxen, aspirin, other NSAIDs, lansoprazole or other proton pump inhibitors, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not crush or chew. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Long term, continuous use may increase the risk of heart attack or stroke.

A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

               
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