Naproxen

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Naproxen (naproxen systemic) is a member of the drug class nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents and is used to treat Ankylosing Spondylitis, Aseptic Necrosis, Back Pain, Bursitis, Chronic Myofascial Pain, Costochondritis, Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis, Dysautonomia, Fever, Frozen Shoulder, Gout - Acute, Headache, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Muscle Pain, Osteoarthritis, Pain, Period Pain, Radiculopathy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sciatica, Spondylolisthesis, Tendonitis and Transverse Myelitis.

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Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

G02CC02,M01AE02,M02AA12

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0022204-53-1

Chemical Formula

C14-H14-O3

Molecular Weight

230

Therapeutic Categories

Analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory agent

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, NSAID

Chemical Name

2-Naphthaleneacetic acid, 6-methoxy-α-methyl-, (S)-

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Naproxen (OS: BAN, USAN, DCIT, JAN)
  • Naproxène (OS: DCF)
  • MNPA (IS)
  • RS 3540 (IS)
  • Naproxen (PH: BP 2011, JP XV, Ph. Eur. 7, USP 34)
  • Naproxène (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Naproxenum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Naproxenato di cetiltrimetilammonio (IS)
  • Naproxen Sodium (OS: BANM, USAN)
  • Naprolag (IS)
  • RS 3650 (IS)
  • Naproxen sodium (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Naproxen Sodium (PH: BP 2011, USP 34)
  • Naproxenum natricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)

Brand Names

International Drug Name Search

Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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