Definitions for ibuprofenˌaɪ byuˈproʊ fən
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ibuprofen, isobutylphenyl propionic acid, Advil, Motrin, Nuprin(noun)
a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and analgesic medicine (trade names Advil and Motrin and Nuprin) used to relieve the pain of arthritis and as an antipyretic
"daily use of ibuprofen can irritate the stomach"
An NSAID, isobutylphenyl propionic acid.
Origin: Formed from isobutylphenyl propionic acid.
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used for pain relief, fever reduction, and against swelling. Ibuprofen has an antiplatelet effect, though relatively mild and somewhat short-lived compared with aspirin or prescription antiplatelet drugs. In general, ibuprofen also acts as a vasoconstrictor. Ibuprofen is a 'core' medicine in the World Health Organization's Model List of Essential Medicines necessary to meet the minimum medical needs of a basic healthcare system. Ibuprofen was derived from propanoic acid by the research arm of Boots Group during the 1960s and patented in 1961. Originally marketed as Brufen, ibuprofen is available under a variety of popular trademarks, including Motrin, Nurofen, Advil, and Nuprin. Generic formulations are available as well.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent with analgesic properties used in the therapy of rheumatism and arthritis.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Ginger probably works as well as ibuprofen for menstrual cramps. It works taken as a ginger capsule or chewed.
I saw results very quickly. Within a matter of a couple of days I was able to stop the prednisone and ibuprofen.
Ibuprofen is something that people have been taking for years, and no one actually knew that it can have some benefits for longevity and health span.
Icing the area immediately following treatment is key--cold milk compresses are amazingly soothing, popping an Aleve or ibuprofen can decrease swelling and redness, but avoid Tylenol.If the redness lasts for longer than a few hours, be sure to tell your doctor so they can be more conservative with the settings at your next session.
I don’t think anybody would argue that fact that we know inflammation in the body, which comes from a lot of different sources, is the basis for a lot of chronic health problems, so by controlling that, we would expect to see increased life expectancy … but if we’re not changing those things and just taking ibuprofen, I don’t know if we’re really going to make any headway in that, i feel like there are probably a lot of factors that we could change without medicating with risk.
Translations for ibuprofen
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- ibuprofènCatalan, Valencian
- ibuprofeiini, ibuprofeeniFinnish
- acidus propionicus isobutylphenylusLatin
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