Ibuprofen is an analgesic drug, that is very good for relieveing fevers, headaches, and overall achiness. Ketoprofen is a similar, but more potent, drug in the same family of drugs.

Other analgesics include aspirin, acetaminophen (trade name Tylenol), and naproxen sodium (trade name Aleve).

I personally favor ibuprofen over the other drugs, though a combination of ibuprofen and aspirin can be highly effective.

For children, ibuprofen or tylenol are the only real choices, as aspirin can cause Reye's Syndrome, a potentially fatal disease.

Ibuprofen is also sometimes called Vitamin I and (in the SCA) "fighter candy."

A chemical which is used as an alternative to aspirin to treat headaches and other body pain. It has the chemical formula of C13H18O2 and at room temperature is a white powder. It is also used to treat inflammation symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

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