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Please describe the medication: naproxen?

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Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 19 years experience
NSAID: Naproxen is one medicine of a group of medicines known as nsaids which means non steroidal anti inflammatory medicine. It is used for inflammation pain such as arthritis or acute injury. Other examples include advil or ibuprofen, voltaren or diclofenac.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
See below: Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It inhibits cyclooxygenase thus reducing prostaglandin and thromboxane synthesis.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
prostaglandins have multiple functions, including mediating inflammation; thromboxane is a vasoconstrictor, a potent hypertensive agent, & a facilitator of platelet aggregation.
Dec 23, 2012

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