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How Does Naprosyn Work?

Available only by prescription, Naprosyn® (naproxen) is a medication used to treat pain, inflammation, fever, and stiffness. It belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). But how does Naprosyn work?
As a NSAID, Naprosyn works by inhibiting the action of certain hormones, called prostaglandins, which cause inflammation and pain in the body. By blocking the effects of prostaglandins, this medication is useful for:
  • Relieving pain related to bone, muscle, or tendon injury or inflammation
  • Alleviating pain and joint swelling associated with different forms of arthritis and other conditions
  • Treating pain from menstrual cramps.
(For more information on this drug and how it works, click Naprosyn. This article provides an in-depth look at this medication, including details on its specific uses, general precautions, and potential side effects.)
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