Can Naproxen be purchased without a prescription?
yes, it is an over the counter medication
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Yes, naproxen is an over the counter pain medication. It is also known as aleve.
It should be used on a full stomach to avoid irritation of the stomach.
The dose for regular naproxen is 500mg to 1000 mg total in a day , taken twice a day (eg one 250mg/500mg tablet in the morning and evening).
An extended release (slow release) form is also available that is used only once daily. This comes as 750 mg to 1000mg.
This can be increased to 1500 mg if really needed and advised by your doctor.
I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions