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

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

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 . . .