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Hesperia, CA
A 41-year-old female asked:

What is naproxen use for?

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Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Pain/swelling: It is a non- steroidal antiinflammatory mediciation: use with caution.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

What is naproxen prescribed for?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Pain/inflammation: Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug basically used to treat arthritic pain and inflammation. Because of its mechanism of action it is also used to treat unrelated issues that cause pain such as menstrual cramping and headaches.
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Corpus Christi, TX
A 28-year-old female asked:

What is naproxen used for?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Straw
Dr. William Strawanswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Pain/Inflammation: Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (like Aspirin and ibuprofen). It can be used to relief pain from headaches, injuries, and many other conditions such as menstrual cramps. Its anti-inflammatory properties help with arthritis, tendinitis, and bursitis. All medications in this class can increase the risk of bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract.
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A 29-year-old member asked:

How effective is naproxen?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Greenfield
Rheumatology 43 years experience
As good as any: There are at least a dozen antiinflammatory meds on the market. Naproxen is effective but not for everyone. The reason there are so many medications is because not one is uniquely superior to the others. One person will "swear" by Naproxen while another says it "does nothing for me".
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A 36-year-old member asked:

What is anaprox (naproxen) for?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
NSAID (Aleve): Naproxen is used to relieve pain from various conditions such as headaches, muscle aches, tendonitis, dental pain.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Is naproxen a narcotic?

6 doctor answers14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Suma Kaki
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
No: It is an anti inflammatory medication, not a narcotic.
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