Definition Ibuprofen is a type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally takes more than the normal or recommended amount of this medication. See also: Pain medicine This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222. Alternative Names Advil overdose; Nuprin overdose; PediaProfen overdose; Rufen overdose; Motrin overdose Poisonous Ingredient Ibuprofen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is sold over-the-counter and by prescription. Where Found Advil Medipren Midol Motrin Nuprin Pamprin IB PediaProfen Rufen Note: This list may not be all-inclusive.
Long term use of the painkiller ibuprofen when taken for more than five years has been found to decrease the risk of Alzheimer's disease by 40 percent. Published in the
Journal of Neurology, this large scale study demonstrated that the type of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) was important in risk reduction. They found some NSAIDs less effective than others. Indomethacine only reduced risk of Alzheimer's by 25 pecent and Pfizer's Celebrex and Celecox had no effect at all.
The newly published study looks at work carried out by researchers from Boston University School of Medicine, Boston University School of Public Health and Bedford Veterans Affairs Medical center. It involved over 49,000 veterans aged 55 years and older.
The ibuprofen group of medicines include brand names such as Advil, Motrin and Nurofen. NSAIDs are one of the most widely used drugs for pain relief of non-serious arthritic conditions, for rheumatic or muscular pain, backache...
Treating sore throat Offer the person: * Acetaminophen or ibuprofen for the pain * Ice chips or frozen ice pops to numb the throat and get fluids into the body Some people find gargling with salt water helps soothe a sore throat. * Mix 1 cup of warm water with 1 teaspoon of salt. * Gargle and then spit out. Treating chills, aches, and pain Offer the person: * A light blanket for chills * Acetaminophen or ibuprofen for aches and pain. Make sure to read the label for the right amount. Treating congestion The flu can cause the body to make more mucous. The nose, sinuses, ears, and chest can get stuffy. This congestion can cause pain. Offer the person: * Acetaminophen or ibuprofen for the pain * Decongestants (Talk to your pharmacist about the kind you should buy. Do not give cough or cold medicine to children younger than 4 years of age.) ...
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