Naproxen sodium (NS) is a sodium salt of propionic acid derivative and demonstrates analgesic, anti-pyretic, and anti-inflammatory properties. It exhibits efficiency in being used as an indomethacin in the treatment of acute musculoskeletal disorders. It belongs to the group of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and acts by inhibiting the activity of both the cyclooxygenase enzymes, COX-1 & COX-2 and further blocking the synthesis of certain prostaglandins. It is administered in the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid disorders, acute gout, mild to moderate pain, tendonitis, bursitis, dysmenorrhea, fever, and migraine headache.
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