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Is naproxen related or similar to naprelan?

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Dr. James Marx
Pain Management
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In brief: Yes

Naprelan (naproxen) is an extended-release forumla of Naproxen purported to have less stomach irritation.
Of course it is 100's of times more expensive and probably dosen't appreciably lower the risk of GI complications. Also, all nsaid's like Naproxen slightly increase the risk of vascular complications such as stroke, heart attack and high blood pressure.

In brief: Yes

Naprelan (naproxen) is an extended-release forumla of Naproxen purported to have less stomach irritation.
Of course it is 100's of times more expensive and probably dosen't appreciably lower the risk of GI complications. Also, all nsaid's like Naproxen slightly increase the risk of vascular complications such as stroke, heart attack and high blood pressure.
Dr. James Marx
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
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In brief: Similar

When compared there is a difference: mucosal biopsy scores and endoscopic scores were lower in the subjects who received naprelan® tablets.
In another study there were significantly fewer duodenal erosions seen with naprelan® tablets than with either Naproxen or aspirin.

In brief: Similar

When compared there is a difference: mucosal biopsy scores and endoscopic scores were lower in the subjects who received naprelan® tablets.
In another study there were significantly fewer duodenal erosions seen with naprelan® tablets than with either Naproxen or aspirin.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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