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i·bu·pro·fen

 (ī′byo͞o-prō′fən)
n.
A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, C13H18O2, commonly used for its analgesic and antipyretic properties.

[Alteration of i(so)bu(tyl)phen(yl) pro(pionic acid).]
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ibuprofen

(aɪbjuːˈprəʊfən)
n
(Pharmacology) a drug, isobutylphenylpropionic acid, that relieves pain and reduces inflammation: used to treat arthritis and muscular strains. Formula: C13H18O2
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i•bu•pro•fen

(ˌaɪ byuˈproʊ fən)

n.
a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, C13H18O2, used esp. for reducing local pain and swelling, as of the joints.
[1965–70; isobutylphenyl propionic acid]
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i·bu·pro·fen

(ī′byo͞o-prō′fən)
A medicine used to reduce fever, pain, or inflammation.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ibuprofen - a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and analgesic medicine (trade names Advil and Motrin and Nuprin) used to relieve the pain of arthritis and as an antipyreticibuprofen - a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and analgesic medicine (trade names Advil and Motrin and Nuprin) used to relieve the pain of arthritis and as an antipyretic; "daily use of ibuprofen can irritate the stomach"
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, NSAID - an anti-inflammatory drug that does not contain steroids; "NSAIDs inhibit the activity of both Cox-1 and Cox-2 enzymes"
propanoic acid, propionic acid - a liquid fatty acid found in milk and sweat and in fuel distillates
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Translations
ibuprofen

i·bu·pro·fen

n. ibuprofén, agente antiinflamatorio, antipirético y analgésico usado en el tratamiento de artritis reumatoidea.
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ibuprofen

n ibuprofeno
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Prior to Akebia, Dr Shalwitz was medical director for Abbott Labs, where he received approval for two New Drug Applications (Lovaza and Neoprofen).
(229) Lundbeck bought the rights to the first drug, Indocin IV, from Merck in 2005 and the rights to the second drug, NeoProfen, from Abbott Laboratories in 2006.
The drugs at issue in Lundbeck were Indocin IV and NeoProfen. They are both used to treat patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), a heart condition in premature infants.
In another case involving an authorized generic product, Prasco Laboratories announced that it has entered into a distribution and supply agreement with Recordati Rare Diseases Inc., for the rights to distribute ibuprofen lysine injection, the authorized generic version of NeoProfen.
A retrospective analysis of 200 premature infants reported that the incidence of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) closure was significantly higher at 76% with intravenous indomethacin, compared with 60% for ibuprofen lysine (NeoProfen) injection.
10 September 2010 - Danish pharma company H Lundbeck A/S (CPH: LUN) said Thursday it had won an anti-trust lawsuit in the USA regarding its acquisition of injection Neoprofen for the treatment of a congenital heart defect in premature infants.
After acquiring NeoProfen, Ovation raised the price of Indocin from $36 to nearly $500 per vial, and set a similar price when it launched NeoProfen in July 2006, according to the FTC, which has filed a civil lawsuit to force Ovation to divest itself of one of the drugs and forfeit some of the profits.
The deal--which combined Indocin IV and NeoProfen, the only two drugs to treat a potentially life threatening condition in infants--was a merger to monopoly over a product with a highly inelastic demand, and the merger was followed by price increases of nearly 1400%.
Other important products acquired in the acquisition are NeoProfen (ibuprofen lysine injection) and Indocin IV (indomethacin injection), which is indicated to close a clinically significant patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in premature infants, and Cosmegen (dactinomycin for injection), used mainly in the treatment of three rare cancers.
22 July 2009 - The US state of Minnesota and the Federal Trade Commission have started legal proceedings against Danish pharma company H Lundbeck A/S (CPH: LUN), charging its local unit with jacking up the price of the drug Neoprofen, legal newswire Law360 reported yesterday.
bought the drug NeoProfen (ibuprofen lysine) in early 2006, when it already held the rights to Indocin IV (indomethacin).