This drug is a potent non-steroidal anti-inflammatory
agent. It is often used to treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
It reduces joint swelling, stiffness, and pain in many patients.
Naprosyn is also used to treat tendonitis and injuries seen commonly
with weight training athletes. This drug works by preventing the
production of a certain hormone called prostaglandin. It is not
degenerative like corticosteroids are, but it works equally as
well in most patients. It has proven to be effective in relieving
the joint pain a lot of lifters experience while training. Unfortunately
Naprosyn can cause serious stomach problems including bleeding
ulcers. Many users report stomach pain after taking the medication.
This seems to be less severe if the dose is taken with a large
meal. Any person who has suffered any type of stomach ulcer is
advised to stay away from Naprosyn. Recommended dosage is 500mg
daily and should not be exceeded. Duration of use should be from
seven to 14 days, no longer. Other anti-inflammatories, which
are very similar to Naprosyn, are Tolectin and Ibuprofen (Motrin).
These drugs are usually attained from a physician.