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Ibuprofen
Essential medicine status
General description
Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine with analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic properties. It is used in the management of pain and inflammation in rheumatic disease and other musculoskeletal disorders including juvenile arthritis; mild to moderate pain including dysmenorrhoea and headache; pain in children; and acute migraine attack.
INN
Ibuprofen
Medicine type
Chemical agent
EML status history
First added in 1977 (TRS 615) for Pain
Added in 2007 (TRS 950) for Migraine
Added in 2009 (TRS 958) for Patent arterial duct
Therapeutic equivalent for
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Recommendations
Section
Non-opioids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIMs)
  • Oral > Liquid: 200 mg per 5 mL
  • Oral > Solid: 200 mg; 400 mg; 600 mg
Indications
Section
Antimigraine medicines > For treatment of acute attack
  • Oral > Solid: 200 mg; 400 mg
Indications
Section
Medicines administered to the neonate [c]
  • Parenteral > General injections > IV: 5 mg per mL