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.
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 It Works
Naproxen, which is an NSAID, works by blocking the production of substances in the body that cause inflammation.
Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of naproxen and other treatment options before deciding to use naproxen tablets. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals.
Naproxen tablets are indicated:
For the relief of the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
For the relief of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis
For the relief of the signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis
For the relief of the signs and symptoms of juvenilearthritis
Naproxen tablets are also indicated:
For relief of the signs and symptoms of tendonitis
For relief of the signs and symptoms of bursitis
For relief of the signs and symptoms of acute gout
For the management of pain
For the management of primary dysmenorrhea
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.
Naproxen Dosage for Horses
All Weights: The usual dose is 4.55 mg/lb (10 mg/kg) twice daily or as directed by your veterinarian.
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.
Because of the risk of gastrointestinal ulcers, naproxen should not be administered to any animal on anticoagulants or anti-inflammatories.
Carefully monitor or avoid administration to horses with gastrointestinal issues, kidney disease, or liver disease.
In many sanctioned competitions, naproxen is a prohibited or regulated substance.
Symptoms of overdose include toxicity, appetite loss, colic, and/or depression.
While side effects are infrequently reported, gastrointestinal issues can occur. This includes gastrointestinal pain, diarrhea, and/or ulcers.
Rarely, adverse reactions can include protein loss, bleeding disorders, or kidney damage.