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How is Changed History

April 23rd, 2008 · No Comments ·

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There are numerous ways in which ibuprofen changed history, but some of the more notable are:

  • Because the drug is nonsteroidal, and therefore does not upset the hormonal balance in the body, it can be used extensively. This allowed it to substitute other forms of drugs that were used in the past, which might have been harmful to the body.
  • In certain studies, ibuprofen has shown better results than a placebo in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease when given in small amounts over a long stretch of time.
  • Ibuprofen has shown to lower the risk or even prevent Parkinson’s disease, while other drugs such as Aspirin did not have this effect.
  • A research study has showed that ibuprofen works best compared to common pain killers such as generic acetaminophen and codeine for kids with broken bones, bruises, and sprains.
  • Research shows that use of ibuprofen might lessen the chance of cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia. However, it is not recommended to take ibuprofen for such purposes, but this phenomenon has rather appeared as a side effect in patients who were prescribed the medicine for other purposes.
  • Most commonly, ibuprofen has allowed us to lessen or even altogether eliminate any pains mentioned in the introduction, such as headaches, toothaches, arthritis, temporarily remove fever, and most important of all for college students, it has allowed us to get rid of most hangovers after a night of heavy drinking.


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