Well believe it or not I have played sports and was a pitcher in little league as well as at school. I have done so much hard labor work which actually helped keep me healthy and it took leaning on a desk at my computer to do what has happened. I have known many people that had water on the knees and or shoulders and had to have it drained to get a cortisone shot from the Doctor. Well they gave me medication to try and dry it out. I have what is called Bursitis and they want to let it dry out instead of draining it. **Naproxen 375 MG Tablets** is in a class of drugs called nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs. Other members of this class include ibuprofen (Motrin), indomethacin, nabumetone(Relafen) and several others. These drugs are used for the management of mild to moderate pain, fever, and inflammation. They work by reducing the levels of prostaglandins, chemicals that are responsible for pain, fever, and inflammation. Naproxen blocks the enzyme that makes prostaglandins (cyclooxygenase), resulting in lower concentrations of prostaglandins. As a consequence, inflammation, pain and fever are reduced. Naproxen was approved by the FDA in December 1991. My problem is the many **SIDE EFFECTS:** The most common side effects from naproxen are rash, ringing in the ears, headaches, dizziness, drowsiness, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, fluid retention and shortness of breath. So if you are asked to take it talk to the Doctor first because if you can keep from it I would but I have to temporarily.