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Naproxen: Oral tablet, gastro-resistant

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Naproxen 375mg DR Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93-5 
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Naproxen 500mg DR Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93-6 
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Naproxen 375mg DR Tab
Sandoz Inc
Pill Identification: GG 935 
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Naproxen 500mg DR Tab
Sandoz Inc
Pill Identification: GG 936 
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Naproxen 500mg DR Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: 93-6 
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EC Naproxen 375mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: ETHEX  |  302
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EC Naproxen 375mg Tab
Ethex Corporation
Pill Identification: ETHEX  |  302
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EC Naproxen 500mg Tab
Ethex Corporation
Pill Identification: ETHEX  |  303
How This Drug Works
Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs or NSAIDs
NSAIDs reduce pain, inflammation and swelling while helping the body return to a normal temperature. When the body is injured or ill, it releases an enzyme known as COX. NSAIDs help control two specific types of COX enzymes, COX-1 and COX-2.
Non&#45;steroidal Anti&#45;Inflammatory Drugs, or NSAIDs, reduce pain, inflammation and swelling while helping the body return to a normal temperature.<br><br>When the body is injured or ill, it releases Cyclooxygenase, an enzyme commonly known as COX.  COX enzyme increases production of Prostaglandins or &#34;PGs.&#34; While some PG&#39;s are necessary for cell health, others can irritate nerves and cause pain and swelling.  NSAIDs help control two specific types of COX enzymes, COX&#45;1 and COX&#45;2.<br><br>NSAIDs stop both types of COX enzymes from working, thus reducing the level of PGs. Newer NSAIDs are designed to target COX&#45;2 selectively and leave COX&#45;1 alone. Ideally, this reduces pain and inflammation without upsetting the stomach.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Naproxen: Oral tablet, gastro-resistant

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NAPROXEN (na PROX en) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used for dental pain, headache, or painful monthly periods. It is also used for painful joint and muscular problems such as arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, and gout.


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Drugs Related by Class to Naproxen: Oral tablet, gastro-resistant
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Class Name : Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs/NSAIDs

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Naproxen: Oral tablet, gastro-resistant
Usage by Gender
62.82%
37.18%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
4.32%
20.17%
38.9%
36.6%
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