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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 Nurofen product line is available in all pharmacies, and from Lifepharma, a member of the MSJ Group
Australia's federal court ruled that Reckitt Benckiser, the British firm which produces the over-the-counter drug, deceived consumers by selling Nurofen painkillers that were identical to its standard ibuprofen pills, but nearly twice as expensive.
The court said in its ruling thatAaAaAeAeAaAeAeA the Nurofen Back Pain, Period P Migraine Pain and Tension Headache products were identical and that the company hadAaAaAeAeAaAeAeA "engaged in misleading conduct" by marketingAaAaAeAe for different ailments.
The Nurofen Specific Pain Product range consists of Nurofen Back Pain, Nurofen Period Pain, Nurofen Migraine Pain, and Nurofen Tension Headache.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said today that it was seeking 'penalties and costs' from UK-based pharmaceutical company and manufacturer of Nurofen, Reckitt Benckiser, as well as the 'publication of corrective notices'.
The business said its Durex, Nurofen and Scholl footcare brands all performed well in the second quarter of its financial year.
DRUGS and hygiene giant Reckitt Benckiser has revealed under-pressure revenues in Europe and North America as fewer cases of the common cold and flu hit sales of its Nurofen pain-relief range.
Summary: A codeine addict, who contaminated packets of Nurofen Plus in order to fund his habit, has been jailed for eighteen months.
A MAN will today appear in court charged with contaminating packs of Nurofen Plus found to contain anti-psychotic and anti-epileptic drugs.
Reports suggest an increased tendency among children of consuming Sudafed, a medicine for cold or the pain-killer Nurofen with high caffeine drinks like Red Bull, V, or Mother.
Presenting a pounds 1,250 cheque to Greatwood, Rachel, who said she survived on a diet of Mars bars and Nurofen, said: "It was great but quite hard.
Is it just me, or do the rules concerning the rolling maul also have you reaching for the whisky and the Nurofen?