Indication change for Naprosyn EC

Naprosyn EC (enteric-coated/gastro-resistant naproxen) is no longer indicated for the treatment of acute gout or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis following a change to the product's licence.

Naprosyn uncoated tablet formulations may still be used for these indications. For acute gout, the recommended dose is 750 mg once, then 250 mg eight hourly until the attack has passed. For juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in children aged 5 years of age and over the recommended dose is 10mg/kg/day taken in two divided doses at 12 hour intervals.

Naprosyn should not be used for any indications other than juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in children under 16 years of age.

Further information: Roche Products Ltd, Hexagon Place, 6 Falcon Way, Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1TW. Tel: (01707) 366000.

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