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na·prox·en

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

[Shortening and alteration of methoxynaphthylpropionic acid, one of its chemical names.]

naproxen

(nəˈprɒksɛn)
n
(Pharmacology) a drug with anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties

na•prox•en

(nəˈprɒk sən)

n.
a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory substance, C14H14O3.
[by shortening and rearrangement of methoxy-, naphthyl-, and propionic, components of one of its chemical names]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.naproxen - a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Naprosyn) used in the treatment of arthritis and musculoskeletal inflammation and moderate pain
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, NSAID - an anti-inflammatory drug that does not contain steroids; "NSAIDs inhibit the activity of both Cox-1 and Cox-2 enzymes"
propanoic acid, propionic acid - a liquid fatty acid found in milk and sweat and in fuel distillates
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naproxen

n naproxeno
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To test this hypothesis, researchers developed a new approach to AD prevention trials and used it to test whether the common NSAID naproxen could indeed stop the disease in its tracks before people developed AD symptoms.
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Data were included for 1,370,832 diclofenac initiators, 3,878,454 ibuprofen initiators, 291,490 naproxen initiators, 764,781 health care-seeking acetaminophen initiators matched by propensity score, and 1,303,209 propensity score-matched health care-seeking non-initiators.
Researchers found that the rate of first-time cardiovascular events was 20 to 30 per cent higher among people who started taking diclofenac than among people who started taking ibuprofen or naproxen, which are also NSAIDs, or paracetamol (acetaminophen).
One hundred fourteen patients with acute low back pain were randomized to naproxen 500 mg bid as needed plus either placebo or diazepam 5 mg, 1 or 2 tablets, every 12 hours pm.
The double-blind study was conducted in 244 healthy volunteers and was designed to demonstrate the superiority of ATB-346 in GI safety compared to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) naproxen.
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PRECISION-ABPM, a four-month sub-study of the Cleveland Clinic-led PRECISION trial, evaluated the blood pressure effects of prescription ibuprofen (Advil[R], Motrin[R]), naproxen (Aleve[R]) and celecoxib (Celebrex[R]) among 444 patients, average age 62, with arthritis who had heart disease or were at increased risk for it.
BARCELONA -- Prescription-strength ibuprofen has a bigger adverse effect on blood pressure than celecoxib or naproxen, a finding that suggests a likely mechanism for the worse cardiovascular event rate documented in ibuprofen-treated arthritis patients in the PRECISION trial, Frank Ruschitzka, MD, said at the annual congress of the European Society of Cardiology.
BARCELONA--Prescription-strength ibuprofen has a bigger adverse effect on blood pressure than celecoxib or naproxen, a finding that suggests a likely mechanism for the worse cardiovascular event rate documented in ibuprofen-treated arthritis patients in the PRECISION trial, Frank Ruschitzka, MD, said at the annual congress of the European Society of Cardiology.
PRECISION-ABPM, (3) a pre-specified four month substudy of the landmark PRECISION trial, (4) was designed to determine the blood pressure effects of the selective COX-2 inhibitor celecoxib compared to the non-selective NSAIDs naproxen and ibuprofen.
(4,5) According to BCS classification naproxen sodium comes under class 2 drug and in addition naproxen is relatively having a short life suggest suitable applicant for modified release formulation.