What is Naproxcinod?

Naproxcinod (nitronaproxen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) developed by the French pharmaceutical company NicOx. It is a derivative of naproxen with a nitroxybutyl ester to allow it to also act as a nitric oxide (NO) donor. This second mechanism of action makes naproxcinod the first in a new class of drugs, the cyclooxygenase inhibiting nitric oxide donators (CINODs), that are hoped to produce similar analgesic efficacy to traditional NSAIDs, but with less gastrointestinal and cardiovascular side effects.

On December 2006, Scientific American distinguished naproxcinod as one of the ten most promising treatments for the world's biggest health threats;

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is it possible to react to a medication even if you've stopped taking it but you have some tablets left? I think this is what...

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No, but possible to similar NSAID medications.

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1. No, it is not possible to react to...

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hi! MY wife has been given a prescription for naproxen for post surgery (bowel resection for colon cancer) but she has very high blood pressure &...

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Naproxen should be used with caution in HTN

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Well while naproxen is a...

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