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Ibuprofen & Pharmacology - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, our expert pharmacology instructors provide basic information about ibuprofen and its uses. You can compare ibuprofen to other medications, and you'll explore topics pertaining to ibuprofen's side effects, dosages, pharmacology and chemical formula. You can use any computer or mobile device to access the chapter, and each lesson comes with a short quiz to help you check your understanding of the material. If you have any questions, simply reach out to our instructors online. When you're finished with the chapter, you should be able to:
- Describe ibuprofen's side effects, overdose symptoms and dangers
- Evaluate the contraindications, interactions and dosages of ibuprofen
- Analyze the pharmacodynamics, pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of ibuprofen
- Recognize the common uses for ibuprofen
- Describe ibuprofen's structure, chemical formula and mechanism of action
- Compare ibuprofen to naproxen, acetaminophen, aspirin, diclofenac, etodolac, indomethacin, nabumetone, hydrocodone and flurbiprofen
1. Ibuprofen: Side Effects, Dangers & Overdose Symptoms
Ibuprofen is a common over-the-counter medication used by many people. But, as with any drug, there are risks associated with it. In this lesson we'll discuss what to look for in terms of side effects and overdose, as well as some other dangers.
2. Ibuprofen: Dosage, Contraindications & Interactions
Ibuprofen is a common, over-the-counter medication used to treat pain and inflammation. In this lesson, you will learn more about the correct ibuprofen dosage, any contraindications to ibuprofen, and possible interactions with other medications.
3. Ibuprofen: Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacology
Anyone who distributes or takes medication should have a good understanding of that medication. In this lesson, you will learn about the pharmacology, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacokinetics of ibuprofen.
4. Ibuprofen vs. Naproxen
Ibuprofen and naproxen are from the same class of medications but have slightly different indications. In this lesson, you will learn about the similarities and differences between these two medications.
5. What is Ibuprofen? - Definition, Uses & Classification
Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that is available without a prescription. It is used to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. This lesson is about ibuprofen, its classification, its uses, and how and why it works.
6. Ibuprofen: Structure, Mechanism of Action & Chemical Formula
This lesson is going to define ibuprofen. You'll learn its structure and chemical formula and then learn about exactly how it works to minimize inflammation.
7. Ibuprofen vs. Acetaminophen
Can you take ibuprofen and acetaminophen together? What is the difference between the two? In this lesson, we will learn the difference between ibuprofen and acetaminophen and what they are used for.
8. Ibuprofen vs. Aspirin
Ibuprofen and aspirin are two commonly used medications that are fairly similar. In this lesson, we will learn more about ibuprofen and aspirin and we will compare the two of them.
9. Diclofenac vs. Ibuprofen
Diclofenac and ibuprofen are two medications that have many similarities as well as differences. In this lesson, you will learn more about these two medications, how they are similar and what makes them different.
10. Etodolac vs. Ibuprofen
This lesson goes over some of the similarities and differences between etodolac and ibuprofen. You'll learn what these drugs are, how they're classified, the different forms they come in, and much more.
11. Indomethacin vs. Ibuprofen
There are numerous medications to treat different pain conditions. In this lesson, we'll focus on two medications that are very similar. We'll learn how they are similar and what makes them different.
12. Nabumetone vs. Ibuprofen
In this lesson, you're going to learn about nabumetone and ibuprofen. This includes their classification, what they're labeled to treat, different dosage forms, and much more.
13. Hydrocodone vs. Ibuprofen
There are numerous types of pain relievers available. In this lesson, we will focus on two common medications - hydrocodone and ibuprofen. We will learn about each of them and describe the differences between the two.
14. Flurbiprofen vs. Ibuprofen
This lesson will compare and contrast two similar medications known as flurbiprofen and ibuprofen. You'll find out what they're used for, when they shouldn't be used, and much more.
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