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Naproxen

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naproxen

(Science: chemical) 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)-