Ibuprofen

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Ibuprofen (ibuprofen systemic) is a member of the drug class nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents and is used to treat Aseptic Necrosis, Back Pain, Chronic Myofascial Pain, Costochondritis, Cystic Fibrosis, Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis, Dysautonomia, Fever, Frozen Shoulder, Gout - Acute, Headache, Muscle Pain, Osteoarthritis, Pain, Patent Ductus Arteriosus, Period Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Radiculopathy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sciatica, Spondylolisthesis, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder and Transverse Myelitis.

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Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

C01EB16,C01EB16,G02CC01,M01AE01,M02AA13

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0015687-27-1

Chemical Formula

C13-H18-O2

Molecular Weight

206

Therapeutic Categories

Analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory agent

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, NSAID

Chemical Names

(RS)-2-(4-Isobutylphenyl)propionsäure (IUPAC)

Benzeneacetic acid, α-methyl-4-(2-methylpropyl)-

α-p-Isobutylphenylpropionic acid (WHO)

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Ibuprofen (OS: BAN, JAN, USAN)
  • Ibuprofene (OS: DCIT)
  • Ibuprofène (OS: DCF)
  • RD 13621 (IS)
  • U 18573 (IS: Upjohn)
  • UCB 79171 (IS: UCB)
  • VUFB 201282 (IS)
  • VUFB 9649 (IS)
  • Ibuprofen (PH: BP 2011, JP XV, Ph. Eur. 7, Ph. Int. 4, USP 34)
  • Ibuprofène (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Ibuprofenum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Ibuprofenum isobutanolammonium (IS)
  • Ibuprofen Lysine (OS: USAN)
  • Lisiprofen (IS)
  • Solufen (IS)
  • Ibuprofen Piconol (OS: JAN, USAN)
  • Be 100 (IS)
  • Pimeprofen (IS)
  • Pymeprofen (IS)
  • U 75630 (IS: Upjohn)
  • Ibuprofen Sodium (OS: USAN)

Brand Names

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Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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