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Naproxen sodium is a type of pain-relief medication that is available as both a prescription drug and over-the-counter medicine. It is used to reduce pain, inflammation, and stiffness caused by a number of conditions, including injury; menstrual cramps; arthritis; and other types of bone, muscle, or tendon pain. Naproxen sodium comes in a variety of strengths and is available in tablet, gelcap, or caplet form.

What Is Naproxen Sodium?

Naproxen sodium is in a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is available as a generic ("Naproxen Sodium") and under the brand names of Aleve®, Anaprox®, and Naprelan®. Naproxen sodium is used to reduce pain, inflammation, and stiffness caused by many conditions, including injury, arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, and other types of bone, muscle, or tendon pain. It is also combined with other medications in several cold, allergy, and flu products.
 

What Is Naproxen Sodium Used For?

Its uses include the following:
 
 
(Click Naproxen Sodium Uses for more information, including possible off-label uses for the drug.)
 
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