Definition of ibuprofen in English:


Syllabification: i·bu·pro·fen
Pronunciation: /ˌībyo͞oˈprōfən


  • A synthetic compound used widely as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory drug.
    • Alternative name: 2-(4-isobutylphenyl) propionic acid; chemical formula: C13H18O2
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    • Aspirin and drugs like ibuprofen and naproxen can cause life-threatening ulcers.
    • Regular use of drugs like acetaminophen, ibuprofen or naproxen may also pose hazards.
    • Your doctor may ask you to try aspirin or anti-inflammatory medicines like ibuprofen or naproxen.


1960s: from elements of the chemical name.

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