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Ibuprofen is a drug used to treat fever, swelling, pain, and redness by preventing the body from making a substance that causes inflammation. It is a type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen is a propionic acid derivate and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic effects. Ibuprofen inhibits the activity of cyclo-oxygenase I and II, resulting in a decreased formation of precursors of prostaglandins and thromboxanes. This leads to decreased prostaglandin synthesis, by prostaglandin synthase, the main physiologic effect of ibuprofen. Ibuprofen also causes a decrease in the formation of thromboxane A2 synthesis, by thromboxane synthase, thereby inhibiting platelet aggregation.
BIDMC researchers identify risk factors that increase risk of prolonged opioid use

BIDMC researchers identify risk factors that increase risk of prolonged opioid use

Study shows spillover effect of evidence-based opioid prescribing for major procedures

Study shows spillover effect of evidence-based opioid prescribing for major procedures

Doling out pain pills post-surgery: An ingrown toenail not the same as a bypass

Doling out pain pills post-surgery: An ingrown toenail not the same as a bypass

Prescription drugs that could raise risk of depression

Prescription drugs that could raise risk of depression

Study finds molecular handle that chikungunya virus uses to enter into cells and cause arthritis

Study finds molecular handle that chikungunya virus uses to enter into cells and cause arthritis

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug ranked to be most effective in treating knee OA

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug ranked to be most effective in treating knee OA

Non-aspirin NSAID use linked to shorter survival in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma

Non-aspirin NSAID use linked to shorter survival in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma

New drug for migraine in the pipeline

New drug for migraine in the pipeline

NSAIDs alone or with acetaminophen better than opioids at easing dental pain

NSAIDs alone or with acetaminophen better than opioids at easing dental pain

Painkiller use during pregnancy could affect unborn child's fertility in later life

Painkiller use during pregnancy could affect unborn child's fertility in later life

Daily regimen of ibuprofen can ward off Alzheimer's disease, say neuroscientists

Daily regimen of ibuprofen can ward off Alzheimer's disease, say neuroscientists

Campus voices: Should student health centers offer abortion pills?

Campus voices: Should student health centers offer abortion pills?

Ibuprofen intake could be leading to male infertility

Ibuprofen intake could be leading to male infertility

Stopping opioid addiction at one key source: The hospital

Stopping opioid addiction at one key source: The hospital

Guidelines to control opioid prescribing for post-surgery pain

Guidelines to control opioid prescribing for post-surgery pain

New study tests pain treatment in humans

New study tests pain treatment in humans

One in 20 children still receiving codeine to treat pain despite warning from federal regulators

One in 20 children still receiving codeine to treat pain despite warning from federal regulators

Sanford Health to study effectiveness of non-opioid medications for managing pain

Sanford Health to study effectiveness of non-opioid medications for managing pain

Review looks into conventional versus new treatment modalities in orthodontic pain management

Review looks into conventional versus new treatment modalities in orthodontic pain management

New drug offers hope for osteoarthritis patients suffering from debilitating hand pain

New drug offers hope for osteoarthritis patients suffering from debilitating hand pain