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Naproxen

Chemical Formula: C14H14O3

Synonyms

Description

White powder

Uses

Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, like aspirin. It is a cyclooxygenase inhibitor, interfering with COX-1 and COX-2 forms of that enzyme. Its effects on COX-2 give it fever reducing (antipyretic) abilities, analgesic (pain relief) functions, and anti-inflammatory functions. Its effects on COX-1 give it the undesirable effects as an anticoagulant and as an irritant of the stomach lining.

Naproxen is used to relieve fever and pain, and symptoms of arthritis, gout, bursitis, and menstrual cramping.

Naproxen has been found to increase the risk of heart attack and stroke by 50%.


naproxen: InChI=1/C14H14O3/c1-9(14(15)16)10-3-4-12-8-13(17-2)6-5-11(12)7-10/h3-9H,1-2H3,(H,15,16)/f/h15H


ibuprofen: InChI=1/C13H18O2/c1-9(2)8-11-4-6-12(7-5-11)10(3)13(14)15/h4-7,9-10H,8H2,1-3H3,(H,14,15)
ibuprofen: InChI=1/C13H18O2/c1-9(2)8-11-4-6-12(7-5-11)10(3)13(14)15/h4-7,9-10H,8H2,1-3H3,(H,14,15)/t10-/m1/s1/f/h14H
ibuprofen: InChI=1/C13H18O2/c1-9(2)8-11-4-6-12(7-5-11)10(3)13(14)15/h4-7,9-10H,8H2,1-3H3,(H,14,15)/t10-/m0/s1/f/h14H


acetylsalicylic acid: InChI=1/C9H8O4/c1-6(10)13-8-5-3-2-4-7(8)9(11)12/h2-5H,1H3,(H,11,12)/f/h11H


acetaminophen: InChI=1/C8H9NO2/c1-6(10)9-7-2-4-8(11)5-3-7/h2-5,11H,1H3,(H,9,10)


By Simon Quellen Field

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