6th December 2019

everydayhealth
17

Is Naproxen by prescription only?

After 14 years as a prescription-only medication, in 1994 naproxen was approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) as an over-the-counter (OTC) drug. The best-known brand name for OTC naproxen is Aleve, which is made by the Bayer Healthcare.

Consequently, what drug is similar to naproxen?

Naproxen belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Other members of this class include ibuprofen (Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), nabumetone (Relafen) and several others.

What is naproxen 500 used for?

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Naproxen is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by conditions such as arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, tendinitis, bursitis, gout, or menstrual cramps.
Write Your Answer

Rate

60% people found this answer useful, click to cast your vote.

3 / 5 based on 1 vote.

Bookmark

Press Ctrl + D to add this site to your favorites!

Share