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Drug of the Week #1

Ibuprofen Advil, Motrin, Nuprin
Classification antipyretic, analgesic, NSAID (non-steroidal anti- inflammatory)
Uses mild to moderate pain, dysmenorrhea, rheumatoid athritis, fever
Route PO (by mouth)
Side Effects headace (HA), constipation, dyspepsia, nausea, emesis (vomiting), dizziness, drowsiness, GI bleeding, Hepatitis, Anaphlylaxis
Care Considerations do not use with GI bleed; heart, kidney, or liver disease, monitor pain and/or temperature, take with food or milk if causes GI upset, take with full glass of water, do not take with alcohol, do not take more than ten days for pain
pyr- heat; fever
anti- against
ic- pertaining to
an- without
algia- pain
dys- difficult; painful
menses- blood and discharge from uterus during cycle
orrea- flow or discharge (painful menstrual cramps)
arthr- joint
pepsis- digestion
ia- condition of or abnormal
GI gastrointestinal
gastro- stomach, intestines
hepat- liver
Hepatitis inflammation of the liver
Anaphlaxis an extreme, sometimes fatal, allergic reaction
Created by: mcmahanpeytonb