Ibuprofen Pain Medicine

Available with or without a prescription, ibuprofen (marketed under brand names such as Motrin®, Advil®, Genpril®, and Nuprin®) is a medicine used to relieve pain, inflammation, fever, and stiffness. It is particularly effective for pain caused by the following conditions:
Ibuprofen belongs to a class of drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These medications are thought to work by inhibiting the action of prostaglandins, which are hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.
To decrease your risk of side effects, it is important to take the lowest effective dose of the medicine for the least amount of time in order to treat your condition. Ibuprofen helps to relieve pain in about one hour. However, if you are taking ibuprofen to help relieve arthritis symptoms, such as joint inflammation, it may take one to two weeks for the medication to work to its full potential.
(To learn more about this pain medicine, click Ibuprofen. Topics discussed in this article include the forms and strengths available, how to take your dosage correctly, and why ibuprofen may not be the best choice for everyone.)
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