Anaprox DS is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that treats pain, inflammation, fever, and stiffness caused by many conditions, including injury, gout, menstrual cramps, and arthritis. This prescription medication is available in tablet form and works by inhibiting the action of certain hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Common side effects include shortness of breath, fluid retention, and itching.
What Is Anaprox DS?Anaprox® DS (naproxen sodium) is a prescription medicine used to reduce pain, inflammation, fever, and stiffness caused by many conditions. Some of these conditions include injury, arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, and other types of bone, muscle, or tendon pain. Anaprox DS is in a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
- Pain relief. Anaprox DS can relieve pain following a procedure, as well as pain caused by straining a muscle or inflammation in a tendon (tendonitis) or bursa (bursitis). Anaprox DS can also be used to treat general pain, such as lower back pain, neck pain, or knee pain.
- Treatment of arthritis symptoms, including pain, stiffness, and swelling. Anaprox DS can be used to treat several different types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis (also known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis), ankylosing spondylitis, and gout. This medication does not cure these types of arthritis, however.
- Treatment of painful menstrual periods.
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