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naproxen Line breaks: na|proxen
Pronunciation: /naˈprɒksɛn/

Definition of naproxen in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
A synthetic compound used as an anti-inflammatory drug, especially in the treatment of headache and arthritis.
  • Chemical formula: C14H14O3
Example sentences
  • Even traditional anti-inflammatory drugs like naproxen and ibuprofen may be linked to cardiovascular complications like heart failure.
  • The headache usually responds to over-the-counter analgesics, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or acetaminophen.
  • They may need aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like naproxen or sulindac.


1970s: from na(phthyl) + pr(opionic) + ox(y-), + -en on the pattern of words such as tamoxifen.

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