Naproxen belongs to the class of drugs, NSAID i.e. non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. Such medications are commonly used for treatment of inflammation as in case of arthritis, tendnitis, bursitis and any other inflammatory conditions. It is also used as a pain reliever and antipyretic, and particularly to treat dysmenorrhea. Even though naproxen is used for treatment of various types of diseases, the side effects of naprozen cannot be disregarded.
The common side effects of naproxen are those which are shared by most of NSAIDs. These include gastritis, acid dyspepsia, peptic ulcer disease and many other GI symptoms such as nausea, abdominal pain, constipation and asymptomatic increase in the enzyme, liver transaminase. There might be allergic reactions such as a rash and photosensitivity. Headaches, tiredness, giddiness and ringing in the ears also known as tinnitus are quite frequent.