How should I take Flanax?
Flanax is available as oral tablets. The oral tablets should be taken by mouth without chewing or crushing them. The tablets should be taken with food to prevent gastric irritation.
How do I store Flanax?
This drug should be stored at room temperature (<30°C) and be protected from light and moisture. Do not store it in the refrigerator or freezer. Always check the label before using this product. For safety, keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Do not use if the printed expiration date has passed, the product seal has been broken, or the product has changed in color, odor, or consistency.
In addition, do not dispose of this product by pouring it down the drain, toilet, or into the environment. Ask your pharmacist regarding the proper way and location of disposal.
Know the precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Flanax?
NSAIDs, including naproxen, are associated with an increased risk of bleeding and gastric ulceration. This risk is further increased in older patients usually over 60 years of age, those taking blood thinners, and those with blood clotting disorders.
Some groups of people with conditions like asthma or allergic rhinitis may experience an exacerbation of symptoms after using NSAIDs.
Before using this medication, inform your doctor if you are/have:
- Ever had an allergic reaction to Flanax or other NSAIDs
- A history of allergy to other medications, food, or other substances
- Taking other medications, especially other NSAIDs and blood thinners
- Underlying health conditions
Is it safe to take Flanax during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
Naproxen is categorized as a pregnancy category B drug during the 1st and 2nd trimesters but is considered a pregnancy category D drug and is contraindicated for use during the 3rd trimester. This drug should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus, as determined by your doctor.
Naproxen may be excreted in breast milk. This drug should be used while breastfeeding only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the child, as determined by your doctor.
Know the side effects
What are the side effects of Flanax?
All drugs have the potential to elicit side effects even with normal use. However, many side effects are dose-related and will resolve when it is adjusted or at the end of therapy.