What Is Anaprox Used For?
What is Anaprox used for? Anaprox has been licensed to treat several conditions related to pain, inflammation, fever, and stiffness, such as arthritis and gout. The drug may also be used to relieve pain caused by inflammation in a tendon or straining a muscle. Anaprox is used for off-label reasons as well, including for symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, and Paget's disease of bone.
What Is Anaprox Used For? -- An OverviewAnaprox® (naproxen sodium) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat several conditions related to pain, inflammation, fever, and stiffness.
Specific Anaprox uses include the following:
- Pain relief. Anaprox 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 can also be used to treat general pain, such as knee pain, back pain, or foot pain.
- Treatment of arthritis symptoms, including pain, stiffness, and swelling. Anaprox 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. However, Anaprox does not cure these types of arthritis, nor does it change the progression of the disease.
- Treatment of painful menstrual periods.