Definition of naproxen
: an analgesic and antipyretic NSAID C14H14O3 often used in the form of its sodium salt
Recent Examples of naproxen from the Web
If the pain is bad enough, take an over-the-counter pain reliever like acetaminophen (Tylenol and others) or an NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) like ibuprofen or naproxen. •
Psychiatric Times also lists out 30 categories of medications that can cause anxiety, including antidepressants and NSAIDs like naproxen.
A. There is a perception that aspirin is less effective than NSAIDs like ibuprofen and naproxen, though there’s no convincing evidence that such NSAIDs are superior for pain relief.
The three current recommended approaches for knee arthritis pain are physical therapy, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen, or the opioid painkiller tramadol.
Common painkillers such as ibuprofen and naproxen are already known to raise people's risk of a heart attack.
Ibuprofen and naproxen are sold over the counter generically and under the respective brand names of Motrin and Aleve.
For any number of events — a twisted ankle, aching gut, or throbbing neck — younger adult patients can often be successfully treated with anti-inflammatory drugs, such as naproxen or ibuprofen, and an ice pack.
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Origin and Etymology of naproxen
naphthyl (a derivative of naphthalene) + propionic acid + oxy + -en (as in ibuprofen)
First Known Use: 1971See Words from the same year
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