Adjective "ibuprofen" definition and examples

(Ibuprofen may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˌʌɪbjuːˈprəʊf(ə)n/

Definitions and examples

noun

A synthetic compound used widely as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory drug.
  1. 'Aspirin and drugs like ibuprofen and naproxen can cause life-threatening ulcers.'
  2. 'If you have a sore throat, you can treat the pain with acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or naproxen.'
  3. 'A bleeding ulcer from aspirin or ibuprofen can sneak up without warning.'
  4. 'For adults, paracetamol, aspirin or ibuprofen can help to relieve fever and pain.'
  5. 'Take a painkiller, such as paracetamol, ibuprofen or aspirin, to reduce discomfort.'
  6. 'You will need to avoid other drugs in this class like aspirin and ibuprofen.'
  7. 'These over-the-counter pain relievers include aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen.'
  8. 'Others are caused by regular use of certain pain relievers, such as aspirin, naproxen or ibuprofen.'
  9. 'Your doctor may ask you to try aspirin or anti-inflammatory medicines like ibuprofen or naproxen.'
  10. 'Painkillers - paracetamol or ibuprofen can be taken to ease the pain of a sore throat.'

More definitions

1. a white powder, C 13 H 18 O 2 , used especially in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic.

More examples(as adjective)

"painkillers can be ibuprofen."

Origin

1960s: from elements of the chemical name.