Definition of ibuprofen
: a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug C13H18O2 used to relieve pain and fever
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Some anti-inflammatories, like ibuprofen, affect kidney function and can trigger stomach ulcers.
Codeine – Codeine is one of the weakest opioids, often given when painkillers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen fail to work.
Anti-inflammatory drugs (anything that contains ibuprofen or Naprosyn) directly attacks the inflammation that alcohol causes.
The hotel staff took excellent care of me, bringing me ibuprofen and chicken soup and bottle after bottle of Trump water.
The study authors advised against taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs — including ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or naproxen sodium (Aleve) — before working out.
Staying hydrated helps fight AMS, as does ibuprofen.
Mothers who took ibuprofen for fevers did not have children with autism.
Adams got through the game with tape, a brace and ibuprofen.
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Origin and Etymology of ibuprofen
is- + butyl + propionic acid + -fen (alteration of phenyl)
First Known Use: 1967See Words from the same year
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Definition of ibuprofen for English Language Learners
medical : a medicine that reduces pain and fever
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