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    what is the medicine naproxen 500mg tab amn for?

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    Arielle123
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    Naproxen is used for reduction of inflammation, pain, fever, and stiffness caused by variety of illnesses, such as: gout, kidney stone, and migranes.


    doolittle
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    it is the ingredient in the OTC Aleve (and can also be a perscription) in is an NSAID. and used for conditions Arielle mentioned.


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    GENERIC NAME: naproxen


    BRAND NAME: Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn, Aleve


    DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Naproxen belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Other members of this class include ibuprofen (Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), nabumetone (Relafen) and several others. These drugs are used for the management of mild to moderate pain, fever, and inflammation. They work by reducing the levels of prostaglandins, chemicals that are responsible for pain, fever, and inflammation. Naproxen blocks the enzyme that makes prostaglandins (cyclooxygenase), resulting in lower concentrations of prostaglandins. As a consequence, inflammation, pain and fever are reduced. Naproxen was approved by the FDA in December 1991.


    Source: http://www.medicinenet.com/naproxen/article.htm

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