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ibuprofen

(ī`byo͞oprō'fən), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that reduces pain, fever, and inflammation. Along with naproxennaproxen
and naproxen sodium,
potent nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) used to alleviate the minor pain of arthritis, menstruation, headaches, and the like, and to reduce fever.
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 and ketoprofenketoprofen
, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and fever-reducing effects, used to relieve the symptoms of headaches, arthritis, and painful menstruation.
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, ibuprofen belongs to the propionic acid class of NSAIDs. It was first made available in 1967. Like other NSAIDs, it acts by inhibiting the body's production of prostaglandinsprostaglandin
, any of a group of about a dozen compounds synthesized from fatty acids in mammals as well as in lower animals. Prostaglandins are highly potent substances that are not stored but are produced as needed by cell membranes in virtually every body tissue.
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. Available over the counter in a variety of preparations (e.g., Advil, Motrin, Nuprin), it is commonly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and painful menstruation. Side effects include rash, alteration of platelet function and bleeding, and intestinal upset, which can lead to gastritis. Like other NSAIDS, it appears to have no potential for abuse or physical dependence. It should not be used by those who are allergic to aspirin.
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Nine of the jurors agreed that the Motrin alone did not cause Sabrina's ailment or that a warning would have made a difference.
The recalled medicines included Benadryl, Tylenol (including children's Tylenol) and Motrin.
The girl suffered chemical burns in her eyes after her parents gave her three doses of Children's Motrin for a slight fever in 2003.
During opening statements at the Malibu Courthouse on Tuesday, attorneys for Sabrina, now 11, and her parents charged that Johnson & Johnson, makers of Children's Motrin, failed to present adequate warnings on its packaging label detailing the extent of possible side effects, including Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
The e-mail falsely suggests a female patient (usually named Madison or Madeline) died from cardiac arrest after her parents gave her a combination of Motrin and Robitussin.
Until that day, Sabrina and all the other brave children and their parents bringing lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson and McNeil represent our only hope at making the public aware of the dangers of Children's Motrin.
Ibuprofen and acetaminophen are two of the largest selling OTC drugs in the world and are the key ingredients behind Motrin and Tylenol.
The committee also is seeking the names of the contractors used in the Motrin purchase effort, whose names are listed in a document provided by the committee only as "CSCS" and "WIS.
Also keep ibuprofen - commonly sold under the names Advil and Motrin - handy, since it serves as an anti-inflammatory medication as well as a pain reliever, Arakelian said.
In one study of 200 people with arthritis of the knees, glucosamine matched the popular painkiller ibuprofen, the active ingredient in Advil and Motrin.
A five-year journey for justice is finally coming to an end for an 11-year-old girl and her family after the girl was left legally blind following an allergic reaction to Children's Motrin.
McNeil") is voluntarily recalling at the retail level three lots, approximately 200,000 bottles, of Concentrated MOTRIN Infants' Drops Original Berry Flavor 1/2 fl oz bottles distributed in the United States (see full product list below).