Tag: "naproxen" at medical news
First quarter 2002 prescription drug spending: Higher again, but rate of increase drops
...n-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like naproxen
and ibuprofen, COX-2 drugs Celebrex, Vioxx, and Bextra come at a much higher dollar cost. This added cost, say some studies, is justified by the added reduction in the risk of gastrointestinal side effects. However, key findings from the Express ...
Boston chemist wins national award for tailor-made molecules
...ferences can be critical. For example, one form of naproxen
(marketed as Alleve) reduces pain; its mirror image is toxic to the liver and thus cannot be included in the drug. Panek and his research team have discovered a process that leads to an almost pure form of "handed" tetrahydropyridine, a component fou...
Pennsylvania chemist wins national award for pharmaceutical research
... be critical in the body. For example, one form of naproxen
(marketed as Alleve) reduces pain; its mirror image is toxic to the liver and thus cannot be included in the drug. Zhang has discovered ways to use small catalysts -- chemistry's construction workers -- to assemble one mirror image over the other. Hi...
Nation's two largest medical specialty groups issue migraine treatment guidelines
...nter, medications aspirin and ibuprofen as well as naproxen
sodium and a combination of acetaminophen plus aspirin and caffeine. Acetaminophen alone has been proven not to work for migraines. If NSAIDs don't work, physicians should prescribe drugs called triptans. The guidelines advise treating migraines imme...
Experts to discuss the affects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
...ithin this category include aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen
sodium. GI specialists will address complications of NSAIDs use in some patients and provide practical approaches for physicians who treat these patients. EXPERTS: David Graham, M.D., MACG, Baylor College of Medicine, VA Medical Center, Houston...
Max daily OTC dose of acetaminophen shows efficacy comparable to Rx doses of naproxen for OA pain
...ovide efficacy comparable to prescription doses of naproxen
(NAP) for the management of mild-to-moderate oste...ferences between the efficacy of acetaminophen and naproxen
for the management of osteoarthritis pain of the hip and knee, said Dr. Anthony Temple, VP Medical A...
Vioxx went mostly to patients who didn't need it, Stanford researcher says
... that some people developed from taking ibuprofen, naproxen
and other painkillers known as non-selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs. But over the next four years, it turned out that Vioxx was adopted way beyond that market niche: millions of people who had little risk of gastrointestinal...
Study estimates number of excess cases of coronary heart disease caused by Vioxx
...00 users), ibuprofen (just under a million users), naproxen
(around 435,000 users), and rofecoxib (around 27,0...ose users. The study also found that people taking naproxen
had a 14% increased risk of coronary heart disease compared with other NSAIDs. Previous studies have...
More studies on risks and benefits of COX-2 inhibitors published in Archives of Internal Medicine
... evaluated the effects of the COX-2 inhibitors and naproxen
on 24-hour blood pressure readings in patients wit... & Co., West Point, Penn.) [n = 138], or 500 mg of naproxen
twice daily (Naprosyn; Roche Pharmaceuticals, Basel, Switzerland) [n = 130] for 12 weeks. A total...
Celecoxib safe for short-term use in patients with cirrhosis
...linic, sought to compare the effects of celecoxib, naproxen
and a placebo on cirrhotic patients. They recruit...-term course (5 doses over 60 hours) of celecoxib, naproxen
or a placebo. Results from ten of the participants were not considered in the analysis due to the di...