Naproxen

May 18, 2009
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Naproxen is a naphthalenepropionic acid derivative that is widely sold as its sodium salt. It is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that is used to reduce pain, fever, and inflammation in muscles and joints. Its preparation in racemic form was first reported in 1968 in a patent awarded to Syntex.

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