Have you ever had a pain in your head, lead, arm or any other muscle in your body? Well many Americans and other people around the world has had any type of pain. In today’s time we have medicine that can prevent these types of aches and pains like Tylenol, Aleve, pain relievers and Ibuprofen. Medicines like this this relieve our daily aches and pain that we might have throughout our lives; these types of medicine are one of the most common used medicine used in the world today. Also these types of medicine has a lot to do with chemistry and how chemistry came into the development of this specific medicine Ibuprofen.
Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used for pain relief, fever reduction and for reducing swelling. There are many names for Ibuprofen such as Advil, Midol, and Motrin etc. Many people would use this drug if they had sore muscles probably from playing a sport, or if they wake up with a fever, or if they have swelling in an area of the body. This drug can have side effects also like abdominal pain, diarrhea, heartburn, and itchy skin, shortness of breath, vomiting and weight gain. The list goes on and on with many side effects that you could have using Ibuprofen.
Ibuprofen chemical structure is (CH3)2 CHCH2 C6 H4 CH (CH3) COOH its melting point id 74-77 degrees Celsius and it’s also a stable white crystallite powder it’s also soluble in water but is very soluble in ethanol. Ibuprofen was discovered by a company called boots and the person in charge was Dr. Stewart Adams and his partners were John Nicholson and Collin Burrows. It was discovered in 1955 in 1966 Ibuprofen was put in a hospital to show its anti-inflammatory effect on patients, 1969 Ibuprofen was launched in the United Kingdom on prescription only in 1983 because of its safety Ibuprofen was available without prescription. Before Ibuprofen can take full effect it must first be absorbed into the bloodstream. When it does this it is carried throughout the whole body not just where the pain is. Like most prescription drugs and other medicine it must be absorbed into the blood stream the medicine and all the ingredients put into it can take full effect and help the body recover.
Before medicine like Ibuprofen, Tylenol, Advil and any other type of medicine that we have today life had to be hard for the people back in the past before they had the technology to make medicine like this. Back in the 1800’s and previous years before there were not any type of medicine that could help pain, swelling and headaches as fast as Ibuprofen could help. Medicine in the 1800’s were mainly herbal medicines and home remedies with a few inorganic compounds such as calomel which is mercury has been dropped from today’s pharmacies. Before Ibuprofen there was not anything you could take instantly if you wanted to get rid of your headache or if you wanted to...