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Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a very popular drug used to assist in reducing inflammatory response.

Chemical Formula: C13H18O2
Other names: Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, rac-2-(p-isobutylphenyl) propionic acid
Layman's explanation: Ibuprofen was discovered and distributed in 1969 by the Pure Boot Drug Company. Initially, it was named Brufen. Ibuprofen is a powdery white capsule, tablet, or powder, and is used in many popular drugs like Advil, Motrin, and Nuprin. Ibuprofen is a very good anti-inflammatory drug because it contains a cyclooxygenase inhibitor on the inflammatory response and inhibits prostaglandin synthesis. This drug is great for relieving minor symptoms such as headaches, backaches, arthritis, and body pain. It has recently been studied as a treatment of Alzheimer's disease. There are two enantiomeric forms of Ibuprofen: The S form is the active form but the R form is converted within the body through catalysed enantiomeric interconversion.
Keywords: anti-inflammatory, cyclooxygenase inhibitor

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