Is ibuprofen an anti-inflammatory drug?
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on April 4, 2022.
Yes, ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory drug from the drug class called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), that works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.
It is often used to lessen pain and swelling from conditions such as muscle aches, arthritis, backache, menstrual cramps, and toothaches.
Ibuprofen is also used for fevers, headaches, and body aches from the flu.
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