Naproxen Indications

Naproxen (brand names include Aleve®, Naprosyn®, EC-Naprosyn®, Anaprox®, Anaprox® DS, and Naprelan®) is approved for a number of uses (also called "indications"). For example, it is commonly used to treat:
 
  • Pain, such as pain following a medical procedure, from straining a muscle, or because of inflammation in a tendon (tendonitis) or bursa (bursitis). Naproxen can also be used to treat general pain, such as knee pain, back pain, or foot pain.
     
  • Pain, stiffness, and swelling due to several different types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis and juvenile arthritis.
     
  • Painful menstrual periods.
     
In some cases, naproxen may be used "off-label" for the treatment of:
 
Naproxen can be given to children over the age of two for the treatment of juvenile arthritis symptoms. In addition, over-the-counter (OTC) naproxen can be used to relieve pain and fever in children age 12 and older.
 
(To learn more about the indications for this medicine, click What Is Naproxen Used For?. This article lists more uses for the drug and gives an overview of how it works.)
 
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