More Info on Naproxen Sodium Indications

How Does Naproxen Sodium Work?

Naproxen sodium and other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) work by inhibiting the action of certain hormones, called prostaglandins, that cause inflammation and pain in the body. By blocking the effects of prostaglandins, naproxen sodium is effective in reducing pain related to bone, muscle, or tendon injury or inflammation; reducing fever; and alleviating pain and joint swelling associated with different forms of arthritis and other conditions.
 

Using Naproxen Sodium Children

Naproxen sodium should not be used in children under the age of 12, unless your healthcare provider prescribes it. Children two years of age and older with juvenile arthritis symptoms may be prescribed the medication, however.
 

Off-Label Naproxen Sodium Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend naproxen sodium for treating something other than the conditions discussed in this article. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, there are several off-label naproxen sodium uses, including treatment of:
 
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