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naproxen

 [nah-prok´sen]
a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug that is a propionic acid derivative with analgesic, antipyretic, and antiinflammatory activity; used for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease, fever, and dysmenorrhea, and in the prophylaxis and suppression of vascular headache; administered orally or rectally, as the base or the sodium salt.

naproxen

/na·prox·en/ (nah-prok´sen) a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used as the base or the sodium salt in the treatment of pain, inflammation, arthritis, gout, calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease, fever, and dysmenorrhea and in the prophylaxis and suppression of vascular headache.

naproxen

(nə-prŏk′sən)
n.
A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, C14H14O3, used to treat fever and pain.

naproxen

[naprok′sən]
a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory agent.
indications It is prescribed for the relief of fever, migraine headache, inflammatory symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, and mild to moderate pain and for treatment of primary dysmenorrhea, ankylosing spondylitis, tendinitis, bursitis, and acute gout.
contraindications Impaired renal function, GI disease, or known hypersensitivity to this drug, to aspirin, or to nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are GI disorders and peptic ulcers. Dizziness, rashes, and tinnitus commonly occur. This drug interacts with many other drugs.

naproxen

Naprosyn® Therapeutics An oral NSAID excreted through the kidney, breast milk, which crosses the placental barrier. See NSAIDs.

naproxen

A NON-STEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUG (NSAID). Brand names are Naprosyn, Nycopren, Synflex and, formulated with the prostaglandin drug MISOPROSTOL, Napratec.

naproxen

non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to control pain and inflammation in rheumatoid disease, musculoskeletal disorders and acute gout

naproxen

a propionic acid derivative with analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory activity (a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent); its use is associated with gastroduodenal ulceration in dogs.