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...
Definition Hemorrhoid surgery is the removal of swollen veins around the anus. See also: Hemorrhoids Alternative Names Hemorrhoidectomy Description Hemorrhoid surgery is often done in an outpatient clinic or your doctor's office, with little or no anesthesia . Hemorrhoids can be surgically removed using a special stapler or sutures (stiches). After the hemorrhoid is removed, you may have stitches that dissolve on their own and gauze packing to reduce bleeding. Other treatments may include: A shot into the hemorrhoid to reduce swelling (sclerotherapy) A rubber band around the hemorrhoid to cut off its blood supply Shrinking the hemorrhoid with heat, or freeze it with liquid nitrogen Minor surgery to treat the hemorrhoid (hemorrhoidectomy) Smaller hemorrhoids may not need surgery. Why the Procedure Is Performed Most small hemorrhoids can be managed with lifestyle changes and diet. Your doctor may recommend hemorrhoid surgery if lifestyle and diet changes and medicines have not worked. Before the Proced...
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