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What are naproxen/ esomeprazole delayed-release tablets?

Naproxen/esomeprazole delayed-release tablets, marketed under the brand name Vimovo, is a prescription medication that treats symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.

The tablets are made of a combination of two drugs, naproxen and esomeprazole. Naproxen, an NSAID, relieves pain, swelling and stiffness from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. Naproxen may cause stomach bleeding, ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders. To reduce the risk of these side effects, naproxen is combined with esomeprazole, a proton pump inhibitor that decreases the risk of developing gastric ulcers in patients.                                                                                             

Naproxen/esomeprazole delayed-release tablets are available only by prescription.

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