Naproxen is an oral prescription drug. It comes in a form of a tablet and liquid that you can drink. It is used to treat inflammation and pain in the muscles and joints. Naproxen works by reducing the hormones that causes pain and swelling in the body.
What condition does Naproxen treat?
Naproxen helps relieve pain and swelling from many conditions such as:
How does Naproxen works?
Naproxen is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). This drug can reduce mild to moderate pain, swelling and fever. It works by reducing the production of prostaglandin chemicals that causes swelling and pain.
What is the dosage for Naproxen?
For arthritis: 500 to 1000 mg every 12 hours
Menstrual cramps: 250 mg every 6 to 8 hours, initial dose is 500 mg
Muscle pain: 500 mg for initial dose followed by 250 mg every 6 to 8 hours
Symptoms of gout: 250 mg every 8 hours, initial dose is 750 mg
Doses for elderly people and people with health problems are lower. For children 2-17 years, the dose is based on their weight.
How to take Naproxen?
What are the precautions in taking Naproxen?
Naproxen is a short-term drug treatment that comes with a risk if you will not take it as prescribed.
Costs of Generic Naproxen
The generic brand Naproxen is cheaper than the brand name Naprosyn. Naproxen 250 mg costs $0.32 per unit price or $31.58 for 100 tabs. While the branded Naprosyn 250 mg costs $2.02 per unit price or $202.73 for 10 tablets.