ibuprofen

noun
ibu·​pro·​fen | \ˌī-byu̇-ˈprō-fən also ī-ˈbyü-prə-fən \

Definition of ibuprofen 

: a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug C13H18O2 used to relieve pain and fever

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Stewart said pain should go away within two or three days and recommends taking aspirin or ibuprofen and applying ice and a warm compress to alleviate pain and inflammation. Erica Sweeney, Teen Vogue, "Why Do Some Vaccines Hurt More Than Others?," 24 Oct. 2018 Symptoms of an ibuprofen overdose include nausea, vomiting, headache, drowsiness, blurred vision, and dizziness. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "How to Check If Your Children’s Advil Was Recalled," 28 Aug. 2018 In early 2016, under Tu's leadership, the Minnesota dental school introduced a mandatory protocol stipulating that the first-line treatment for pain would be nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as high-dose ibuprofen. Claudia Wallis, Scientific American, "Why We Won’t Miss Opioids," 1 June 2018 While some people are helped by low cost, over-the-counter drugs such as ibuprofen, others need stronger prescription medications, such as sumatriptan and ergotamine, which constrict the blood vessels in the brain and can cause dizziness or nausea. NBC News, "New drug uses antibodies to stop chronic migraines, without side effects," 17 Apr. 2018 Acetaminophen or ibuprofen can help relieve the pain and reduce inflammation. Sarah Brookbank, Cincinnati.com, "Fourth of July: What to do if you get burned by a firework," 4 July 2018 These can include ibuprofen (Advil), naproxen (Aleve), or a prescription anti-inflammatory like mefenamic acid (Ponstel). Sari Harrar, Good Housekeeping, "4 Perimenopause Period Symptoms That Could Be Serious," 23 Jan. 2013 Davies had taken ibuprofen for minor soreness just before a rash flared up overnight and left painful, itchy bumps all over her body. Aaron Carter, Philly.com, "Olympic hopeful Thelma Davies is outrunning opponents, even a mysterious rash," 24 May 2018 Barby decided instead to manage her pain with OTC remedies like ibuprofen, acetaminophen, and naproxen. Virginia Sole-smith, Redbook, "Could You Be Addicted and Not Know It?," 29 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of ibuprofen

1967, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ibuprofen

is- + butyl + propionic acid + -fen (alteration of phenyl)

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ibuprofen

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English Language Learners Definition of ibuprofen

medical : a medicine that reduces pain and fever

ibuprofen

noun
ibu·​pro·​fen | \ˌī-byu̇-ˈprō-fən \

Medical Definition of ibuprofen 

: a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug C13H18O2 used in over-the-counter preparations to relieve pain and fever and in prescription strength especially to relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and degenerative arthritis — see advil, motrin

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