Naproxen is a non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug used in relieving pain and swelling associated with gout , arthritis and other inflammatory diseases. More specifically, this medication is used to treat headaches, vascular migraines, backaches, muscle pain, tendonitis , carpal tunnel, and menstrual pains.
Naproxen is taken orally in the form of a regular tablet, an extended-release tablet or a liquid. Always take the specific amount as prescribed by your doctor.
Common side effects users may experience when taking Naproxen include dizziness, stomach pain, headache, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, gas and nervousness. If the side effects do not go away, contact your doctor for assistance.
Naproxen may also be prescribed for other uses, as suggested by your doctor.