Effect of naproxen on the steady-state serum concentration and anticoagulant activity of warfarin

Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
A JainG Levy


The purpose of this investigation was to determine whether the anti-inflammatory drug naproxen interacts with warfarin during prolonged administration of both drugs. Healthy adults received oral doses of warfarin daily for 26 days. Naproxen, 375 mg twice daily, was given from the eleventh through the twentieth days. Naproxen administration had no apparent effect on the steady-state concentrations of free and total (free and protein-bound) warfarin in serum, despite a small but statistically significant increase of the warfarin-free fraction in serum. There was no apparent difference between the prothrombin times (at a constant daily dose of warfarin) observed before, during, and after administration of naproxen.


Oct 1, 1980·The Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology·J C McElnay, P F D'Arcy
Oct 1, 1984·European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics·R GrimaldiE Perucca

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