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If you have pain, stiffness, or inflammation caused by certain conditions, you may benefit from Naprosyn® (naproxen). This prescription medication is available in the form of tablets or a liquid, and comes in several strengths. Naprosyn is approved for use in adults and children, and is typically taken no more than twice a day.
 
When treating juvenile arthritis symptoms in children, Naprosyn should not be used in anyone younger than two years old.
 
As a type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), this medication works by blocking the action of certain hormones in the body that cause pain and inflammation. As a result, Naprosyn can help:
 
  • Alleviate pain related to bone, muscle, or tendon injury or inflammation
  • Reduce fever
  • Reduce pain and joint swelling associated with different forms of arthritis and other conditions.
     
(For more details on using Naprosyn in children, click Naprosyn Uses. This article also explains how this medication works and lists several off-label uses.)
 
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