What Is Anaprox Used For? -- An Overview
) 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.
How Does Anaprox Work?
Anaprox and other NSAIDs
(nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) work by inhibiting the action of certain hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. These hormones are called prostaglandins. By blocking the effects of prostaglandins, Anaprox is useful for reducing fever and pain related to a number of conditions. As mentioned, this includes pain and joint swelling associated with different forms of arthritis and other diseases, as well as pain related to inflammation or bone, muscle, or tendon injury.