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Ibuprofen belongs to a class of drug known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that shows the effects of anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic. This active component inhibits the activity of cyclo-oxygenase I and II to decrease the formation of precursors of prostaglandins and thromboxanes. This process leads to decreased prostaglandin synthesis. This active agent leads to a decrease in the formation of thromboxane A2 synthesis so as to inhibit the platelet aggregation.

Class of Drugs – A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug

Molecular Formula – C13H18O2

Molecular Weight – 206.29 g/mol

Working: This given medicine is used to treat mild to moderate pain, fever, and inflammation. The symptoms of pain, fever, and inflammation are promoted by the release in the body of chemicals called prostaglandins. Ibuprofen blocks the enzyme that produces prostaglandins i.e. cyclooxygenase leads to lowering the levels of prostaglandins. Hence the inflammation, pain and fever are reduced.

Uses: The active component Ibuprofen is indicated to relieve pain from various conditions like headache, dental pain, menstrual cramps, muscle aches, or arthritis. This drug also used to reduce fever and to relieve minor aches and pain due to the common cold or flu.  It is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that blocks the body’s production of certain natural substances that cause inflammation. It helps to decrease swelling, pain, or fever. It can be used in the treatment of a chronic condition such as arthritis,

Popular Brands and Dosages: This a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug is used in following popular drug as the main active ingredient:

  • Motrin: 600 mg

It may cause stomach bleeding. Regular use of alcohol and tobacco while consuming this medicine may increase the risk of stomach bleeding. Avoid consumption of alcohol.