A synthetic compound used widely as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory drug.
- Alternative name: 2-(4-isobutylphenyl) propionic acid; chemical formula: C13H18O2.
- 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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