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The recommended starting dose of naproxen for most people with mild to moderate pain associated with muscle pain, bone pain, or painful skin irritation is 250 mg to 500 mg by mouth twice daily. Naproxen (brand names include Aleve®, Naprosyn®, EC-Naprosyn®, Anaprox®, Anaprox® DS, and Naprelan®) is available in several forms and strengths. However, the dosage your healthcare provider recommends will vary, based on several factors, such as which product is taken and the condition being treated.
The 250 mg strength of naproxen is only available by prescription and comes in tablet form. This strength can also be used to treat mild to moderate pain and acute gout, among other conditions.
If taking naproxen 250 mg to help relieve arthritis symptoms, such as joint inflammation, it may take one to two weeks for the medication to achieve its full potential. However, naproxen helps to relieve pain in about one hour.
(Click Naproxen Dosage for more information on using 250 mg naproxen tablets for treating pain and inflammation caused by certain conditions. This article also discusses the factors that may affect your dosage and offers tips on effectively using the medication.)