Naproxen (brand names include Aleve®, Naprosyn®, EC-Naprosyn®, Anaprox®, Anaprox® DS, and Naprelan®) is a drug that is approved to reduce pain and inflammation caused by various conditions, such as injury, arthritis, and menstrual cramps. It can also be used with other medications in several cold, allergy, and flu products.
In some cases, people use naproxen for conditions it is not approved to treat (these are known as "off-label" uses). For example, naproxen is used off-label for conditions such as:
(For more details, click What Is Naproxen Used For?. This article sheds some light on how the drug works, who can take it, and more.)