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Ibuprofen
Introduction

Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal analgesic, antipyretic and antinflammatory agent. It was the first propionic acid derivative to be used in most countries. Chemically Ibuprofen is (+/-)2-(4-Isobutylphenyl) propionic acid. It reduces inflammation, fever and relieves pain. Ibuprofen is equivalent to aspirin in its antinflammatory effects, but Ibuprofen is more effective analgesic than aspirin or acetaminophen. Ibuprofen is prepared chemically and marketed as racemic mixture of its two enantiomers. Ibuprofen is available in combination with codeine, acetaminophen ans pseudoephedrine. Ibuprofen is available for oral and topical administration.

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