Naprelan is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that has been licensed to treat arthritis symptoms and painful menstrual periods. It also relieves pain caused by a strained muscle or inflammation in a tendon, among other things. The drug comes in tablet form and is taken by mouth. The most commonly reported side effects include indigestion, headache, and flu symptoms.
What Is Naprelan?
Naprelan® (naproxen sodium) is a prescription medicine used to reduce pain, inflammation, fever, and stiffness caused by many conditions. Some of these conditions include:
The medication belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
- Pain relief. Naprelan can relieve pain following a procedure, as well as pain caused by a strained muscle or inflammation in a tendon (tendonitis) or bursa (bursitis). It can also be used to treat general pain, such as lower back pain, neck pain, or knee pain.
- Treatment of arthritis symptoms, including pain, stiffness, and swelling. Naprelan can be used to treat several different types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis (also known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis), ankylosing spondylitis, and gout. However, it does not cure arthritis.
- Treatment of painful menstrual periods.