The usual Naprosyn dosage for acute pain relief or treatment of painful menstrual periods in adults is 500 mg to start, followed by 250 mg every six to eight hours as needed. For treating rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or ankylosing spondylitis, the suggested starting dose is 250 mg, 375 mg, or 500 mg twice a day. The recommended Naprosyn dose for treating gout symptoms is 750 mg to start, followed by 250 mg every eight hours until symptoms improve. Talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you are unsure about anything related to Naprosyn dosing.
The dose of Naprosyn® (naproxen) that your healthcare provider prescribes will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- The medical condition you are being treated for
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may be currently taking.
As always, do not adjust your Naprosyn dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Acute Pain Including Painful Menstrual Periods
For acute pain relief or treatment of painful menstrual periods, the usual adult dose is Naprosyn 500 mg to start, followed by 250 mg every six to eight hours as needed. The maximum recommended daily dosage of Naprosyn is 1250 mg per day.
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, and Ankylosing Spondylitis
The recommended starting dosage of Naprosyn for most people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or ankylosing spondylitis is Naprosyn 250 mg, 375 mg, or 500 mg twice a day. After several weeks, if pain is still present, your healthcare provider may choose to increase your dose up to a maximum of Naprosyn 1500 mg per day. If pain still does not improve, your healthcare provider may recommend other options for pain relief.
If you are prescribed EC-Naproxyn®, the recommended dosage is 375 mg or 500 mg twice a day.