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naproxen

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naproxen sodium,

potent nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) used to alleviate the minor pain of arthritis, menstruation, headaches, and the like, and to reduce fever. Along with ibuprofenibuprofen
, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that reduces pain, fever, and inflammation. Along with naproxen and ketoprofen, ibuprofen belongs to the propionic acid class of NSAIDs. It was first made available in 1967.
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 and ketoprofenketoprofen
, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and fever-reducing effects, used to relieve the symptoms of headaches, arthritis, and painful menstruation.
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, they belong to the propionic acid class of NSAIDs. They have been available as prescription drugs for arthritis from 1976. Naproxen sodium was approved at a low dosage as an over-the-counter painkiller in the United States in 1994; it was first marketed under the tradename Aleve. Side effects may include gastrointestinal distress and dizziness, and renal impairment has been reported in some instances with long-term use. The drugs should not be used by those who are allergic to aspirinaspirin,
acetyl derivative of salicylic acid (see salicylate) that is used to lower fever, relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and thin the blood. Common conditions treated with aspirin include headache, muscle and joint pain, and the inflammation caused by rheumatic fever and
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Tell your health care provider about all of the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements before starting VIMOVO.
Talk to your health care provider about your risk for bone fractures if you take VIMOVO for a long period of time.
Talk to your health care provider about your risk for developing low levels of magnesium if you take VIMOVO for a long period of time.
The most common side effects of VIMOVO include: inflammation of the lining of the stomach, indigestion, diarrhea, stomach ulcers, abdominal pain, and nausea.
For further information on VIMOVO, please see the full Prescribing Information, including Boxed Warnings available at http://www1.
NSAIDs, including VIMOVO, may diminish the antihypertensive effect of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin II antagonists, beta-blockers, and in some patients can reduce the natriuretic effect of furosemide and thiazides.
The concurrent use of aspirin and VIMOVO may increase the risk of serious adverse events.
Discontinue VIMOVO at first appearance of skin rash or any other sign of hypersensitivity.
Symptomatic response to esomeprazole, a component of VIMOVO, does not preclude the presence of gastric malignancy.
Atrophic gastritis has been noted occasionally in gastric corpus biopsies from patients treated long-term with omeprazole, of which VIMOVO contains an enantiomer.
Esomeprazole, a component of VIMOVO, inhibits gastric acid secretion and may interfere with the absorption of drugs where gastric pH is an important determinant of bioavailability (eg, ketoconazole, iron salts, and digoxin).
Concomitant use of VIMOVO and warfarin may result in increased risk of bleeding complications.