Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A drug, C14H14O3, used to reduce inflammation and pain, especially in the treatment of arthritis.

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  • n. A certain non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that inhibits the COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes and thereby reduces pain, fever, inflammation, and stiffness.

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  • n. a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Naprosyn) used in the treatment of arthritis and musculoskeletal inflammation and moderate pain

Etymologies

Shortening and alteration of methoxynaphthylpropionic acid, one of its chemical names.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The panel noted that the treatment, an improved version of naproxen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that can increase blood pressure and cause stomach problems, appeared to be more effective than placebo but was not necessarily shown to be as effective as naproxen, which is available generically.

    PharmaTimes World News

  • LT-NS001 is converted by enzymes to naproxen, which is widely regarded as the NSAID with the most favorable cardiovascular safety profile among all of the drugs in this class.

    Medindia Health News

  • It is a novel, patented new chemical entity (NCE) pro-drug of the popular non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) naproxen, which is being developed by Logical Therapeutics to significantly reduce the gastrointestinal (GI) safety risks, including the formation of ulcers, associated with naproxen.

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  • "There are things on the horizon, but from a symptoms standpoint, it's still primarily nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAID), such as naproxen or ibuprofen; topical treatments like Voltaren Gel; physical therapy; and local injections," Dr. Peters said.

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  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as naproxen and ibuprofen, might be more effective for relieving period pain than acetaminophen.

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  • COX-2 inhibitors and traditional non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as naproxen and ibuprofen, are widely used as symptomatic treatments for OA.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • NSAIDs also include less targeted anti-inflammatory medications such as naproxen (Aleve).

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Tylenol-shy consumers can turn to a number of other drug and non-drug options, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as naproxen (brand name Aleve) and ibuprofen (brand names Motrin, Advil), Duarte says.

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  • Big kisses to the manufacturers of nortriptyline, nadolol, naproxen, and all those other wonderful meds.

    Chocolate & Vicodin

  • He also gave me prescriptions for industrial-strength naproxen, indomethacin, and another muscle relaxant, tizanidine, to try as new rescue meds.

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