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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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The increased risk ranged from about 30% higher among all ibuprofen users to about double in all diclofenac users.
Fever is a normal part of childhood illness, and paracetamol and ibuprofen are increasingly used together for the relief of fever and its symptoms.
Ibuprofen was added to the above solution and dispersed thoroughly by stirring on a magnetic stirrer for 15 minutes.
Other studies have also suggested an increase in mortality when ibuprofen was used concomitantly with aspirin for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease.
He notes that a 2005 study linked acetaminophen, but not the NSAIDs aspirin or ibuprofen, to increased risk of adult-onset asthma.
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