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Ibuprofen: Advil / Motrin (antipyretics, antirheumatics, nonopioid analgesics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents)

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Generic Name

ibuprofen

Trade Name

Advil / Motrin

Indication

Mild to moderate pain, inflammatory states

Action

Decreases pain and inflammation by inhibiting prostaglandins

Therapeutic Class

antipyretics, antirheumatics, nonopioid analgesics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

Pharmacologic Class

nonopioid analgesics

Nursing Considerations

  • may cause GI bleeding, hepatitis, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • may cause anaphylaxis
  • monitor for headache, nausea, vomiting, constipation
  • therapy should be discontinued after first sign of rash
  • monitor renal and liver labs
  • patient should avoid using alcohol
Ibuprofen: Advil / Motrin (antipyretics, antirheumatics, nonopioid analgesics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents)

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Date Published - Jun 8, 2016
Date Modified - Jul 6, 2016