Definition of Naproxen

1. Noun. A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Naprosyn) used in the treatment of arthritis and musculoskeletal inflammation and moderate pain.




Definition of Naproxen

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

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Definition of Naproxen

1. an anti-inflammatory drug [n -S]

Medical Definition of Naproxen

1. 2-(6-methoxy-2-naphthyl)propionic acid. An anti-inflammatory agent with analgesic and antipyretic properties. Both the acid and its sodium salt are used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic or musculoskeletal disorders, dysmenorrhoea, and acute gout. Pharmacological action: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, cyclooxygenase inhibitors, gout suppressants. Chemical name: 2-Naphthaleneacetic acid, 6-methoxy-alpha-methyl-, (S)- (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Naproxen

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1. Code of Federal Regulations by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"(2)(i) For oral maintenance therapy following initial intravenous dosage, administer 10 milligrams naproxen per kilogram of animal body weight twice daily ..."

2. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, PT. 200-299, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"... naproxen sodium, and sodium salicylate) alone or in combination shall bear an alcohol warning statement in its labeling as follows: (1) Acetaminophen. ..."

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