The Role of Chemistry in History

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April 22nd, 2008 · 3 Comments ·

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Ibuprofen is a drug that contains non-steroidal anti-inflammatory properties as well as analgesic (pain relieving) and fever reducing properties. It is most commonly sold under the trademarks Advil and Motrin. Most commonly, ibuprofen is seen as an over-the-counter drug, but it may also be sold under a prescription if larger doses are necessary.

It is used to temporarily relive minor pains such as:

  • HeadachesMotrin pills
  • Muscular aches
  • Minor pain or arthritis
  • Toothache
  • Backache
  • Colds
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Temporarily reduces fever

The chemical name of ibuprofen is 2-(4-isobutylphenyl) propanoic acid.

Over-the-counter doses of ibuprofen are considered to be low, and these usually range between 200 mg to 400 mg. The duration of such a dose lasts on average between 4 to 8 hours.


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