EC-Naprosyn is commonly prescribed to relieve pain, stiffness, and swelling associated with various forms of arthritis. By inhibiting the action of certain hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body, the drug is effective at treating symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. It comes in a tablet form and is available in two different strengths.
EC-Naprosyn® (naproxen delayed-release) is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of arthritis symptoms, including pain, stiffness, and swelling. It can be used to treat several different types of arthritis, including:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Juvenile arthritis (also known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis)
- Ankylosing spondylitis.
EC-Naprosyn does not cure these types of arthritis, however, or affect their progression.
This medication is part of a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It differs from regular Naprosyn® (naproxen) because of its delayed-release properties. Because of this, EC-Naprosyn is not used to treat several conditions that Naprosyn treats, such as gout or acute pain.
(Click Naprosyn Uses for more information on these uses, as well as possible off-label uses for EC-Naprosyn.)
EC-Naprosyn is manufactured by Roche Pharmaceuticals.
EC-Naprosyn and other NSAIDs work by inhibiting the action of certain hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. These hormones are called prostaglandins.