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Naprosyn Pain Medicine

Available by prescription only, Naprosyn® (naproxen) is a drug used to treat pain, fever, stiffness, and inflammation. As a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), Naprosyn can be used to treat symptoms of several conditions, including arthritis, gout, and menstrual cramps, as well as other types of bone, muscle, or tendon pain.
 
As a pain medicine, Naprosyn works by inhibiting the action of certain hormones (prostaglandins) that cause inflammation and pain in the body. It comes in the form of a tablet or liquid. It is usually taken by mouth no more than twice daily or every 12 hours as needed, or as directed by your healthcare provider.
 
While most people tolerate it well, this drug is not suitable for everyone. Before starting treatment with Naprosyn, the pain medicine's warnings and precautions should be fully reviewed with your healthcare provider. For example, make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other medical conditions you have and any other medications you are taking.
 
(For more details on this pain medicine, click Naprosyn. This article discusses potential side effects, general dosing guidelines, possible overdose symptoms, and more.)
 
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