What is Naproxen?
Naproxen (generic for Naprosyn) is a prescription medication that is used to manage pain and symptoms relates to musculoskeletal conditions. These conditions include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that affects the spine), juvenile arthritis (arthritis in children), tendonitis, bursitis, and acute gout. Arthritis is a common condition caused by inflammation and swelling in your joints. More prevalent in older individuals, arthritis affects more than 54 million Americans.
Naproxen may also be prescribed to treat pain caused by menstruation. Non-prescription Naproxen is frequently used to treat colds, fevers, headaches, and other common non-urgent symptoms.
It should be noted that Naproxen does not cure these conditions. Instead, it helps to relieve symptoms and manage discomfort associated with these conditions.
Talk to your doctor about whether naproxen may be right for you.