Naprosyn (Naproxen) for Chronic Pain | MyChronicPainTeam

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Naprosyn is an over-the-counter medication used to treat mild to moderate osteoarthritis pain. Naprosyn is also referred to by its drug name, Naproxen. Naproxen is also sold under the brand name Aleve.

Naprosyn is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). NSAIDs help reduce fever, pain, and inflammation. Naprosyn is believed to work by inhibiting the production of chemicals that promote inflammation and blood clot formation in the body.

How do I take it?
Take Naprosyn according to directions given by your doctor or found on the medication package. Do not exceed the recommended dosage.

Naprosyn comes in tablet and oral suspension forms.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Naprosyn lists common side effects including the sensations of spinning or constant movement, changes in hearing, upset stomach, and gas.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Naprosyn include stroke, heart attack, and serious gastrointestinal injury.

For answers to frequently asked questions about exposure to Naproxen during pregnancy and breastfeeding, visit the experts at

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