What Is Naprelan Used For?

Many people wonder, "What is Naprelan used for?" Naprelan treats a number of conditions related to pain, inflammation, fever, and stiffness. Some of these conditions include painful menstrual periods and several types of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. Naprelan also relieves pain caused by (among other things) a strained muscle or inflammation in a tendon.

What Is Naprelan Used For?

Naprelan® (naproxen sodium) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat several conditions related to pain, inflammation, fever, and stiffness.
 
Specifically, it is used for:
 
  • 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). Naprelan can also be used to treat general pain, such as knee pain, back pain, or foot 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, ankylosing spondylitis, and gout. Naprelan does not cure these types of arthritis, nor does it change their progression.
     
  • Treatment of painful menstrual periods.
     

How Does It Work?

Naprelan and other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) work by inhibiting the action of certain hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. These hormones are called prostaglandins. By blocking the effects of prostaglandins, Naprelan reduces fever and pain related to a number of conditions. This includes pain and joint swelling associated with inflammation, different forms of arthritis and other conditions, as well as pain related to bone, muscle, or tendon injury.
 
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