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22.06 Ibuprofen (Motrin)

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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

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