Naxadol is a combination drug that contains Carisoprodol and Naproxen.
The active substance Naproxen belongs to the group (NSAIDs) of Propionic acid derivatives. The medication relieves inflammation, pain, and also has antipyretic properties.
Carisoprodol is a myorelaxant of central action. It relaxes the muscles in the lumbar and cervical spine in the presence of hernia or osteochondrosis.
The action is aimed at relaxing the muscles of the peripheral skeleton if the patient is suffering from painful spasms. Carisoprodol potentiates the effect of analgesic drugs, relieves pain in the muscles of the neck and lower back.
Naproxeno Carisoprodol para que sirve?
The drug is indicated for symptomatic treatment:
- Acute pain in diseases of the musculoskeletal system
- Different types of injuries
- Stretching of muscles and tendons
- Lower back pain
- Stiffness of neck muscles
- Muscle contractures
It should not be prescribed for patients who have a history of asthma, urticaria, or allergic reactions caused by Naproxen or other NSAIDs.
Use the drug as recommended by your doctor. Do not exceed the recommended doses because it will not increase the effectiveness of the drug and may harm your health and life.
Carisoprodol Naproxeno is approved for use from the age of 12 years. The medication is used orally at 400/500 mg 2 times a day. It is desirable to take capsules with meals. The treatment should not exceed two weeks.
Carisoprodol and Naproxen together
Longer-term analgesic therapy, especially in the presence of clinically pronounced inflammation, is based on the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs with centrally acting muscle relaxants. If the pathogenesis of chronic pain is marked muscle spasm – it is advisable to prescribe Carisoprodol, which has additional analgesic potential and can enhance the analgesic effect of NSAIDs.
Warnings and Precautions
Consult your physician before use. The drug has contraindications:
- Naproxeno Carisoprodol may cause or aggravate arterial hypertension, so patients with hypertension are advised to monitor their blood pressure;
- Should be used with caution in patients with CHF;
- Increases the risk of serious gastrointestinal complications such as inflammation, bleeding, ulceration, and perforation as a result of long-term use of NSAIDs;
- Concomitant use of corticosteroids, anticoagulants and alcohol, and smoking increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding.
- Severe skin reactions, such as exfoliative dermatitis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and toxic epidermal necrolysis, which may be fatal, have been reported when using NSAIDs.
- You should not take Carisoprodol Naproxeno if you have porphyria (a genetic enzymatic disease that causes symptoms affecting the skin as well as the nervous system).
Naproxeno makes your skin sensitive to ultraviolet rays. Therefore, you should avoid direct sunlight and visits to a sunroom during treatment. It is also important to drink enough fluids to relieve the kidneys. Athletes should not engage in prolonged physical activity during treatment.
Significant overdose of Carisoprodol and Naproxen may be characterized by apathy, dizziness, somnolence, epigastric pain, abdominal discomfort, heartburn, dyspepsia, nausea, transient changes in liver function, hypoprothrombinemia, impaired renal function, metabolic acidosis, apnea, disorientation, or vomiting. Bleeding in the digestive tract is possible. Rarely, hypertension, acute renal failure, respiratory depression, and coma may occur.
Patients should receive symptomatic and supportive therapy after an overdose of the drug. There are no specific antidotes. Hemodialysis after Carisoprodol Naproxeno overdose reduces plasma concentrations due to its high level of protein binding. The patient should be induced to vomit and given activated charcoal. Forced diuresis, urine alkalinization, or hemoperfusion are unsuitable due to the high binding of Naxadol to blood proteins.
Duration of action of Naxadol
Naproxen Carisoprodol lasts longer and is more effective than other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. In pain, you have to take it every 4-6 hours, but in the case of Naproxen Carisoprodol, it is enough to stick to an interval of 12-15 hours. At the same time, it acts quickly: already in 20 – 30 minutes the pain noticeably subsides, after about an hour the active substance develops its full force. Naproxen inhibits the production of prostaglandins, which are involved in the transmission of pain to the brain, and Carisoprodol relieves muscle spasms and potentiates the effect of the analgesic agent.