Event Title

The use of Ibuprofen and our knowledge about it

Session

Pharmaceutical and Natural Sciences

Description

Ibuprofen is a medication in the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug class that is used for treating pain, fever, and inflammation. It can be used by mouth or intravenous. It typically begins working within an hour. Usual adult dose for pain or fever is 200 to 400 mg orally every 4 to 6 hours as needed. Side effects include nausea, dyspepsia, diarrhea, constipation, gastrointestinal ulceration/bleeding, headache, dizziness, rash, salt and fluid retention, and high blood pressure. Infrequent side effects include esophageal ulceration, heart failure, high blood levels of potassium, kidney impairment, confusion, and bronchospasm. Ibuprofen can exacerbate asthma, sometimes fatality. Ibuprofen was derived from propionic acid by the research arm of Boots Group during the 1960s. The purpose of this paper is to compare the use of Ibuprofen as analgesic with other drugs of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory group and to see the knowledge of the young people on its use. The study includes 117 students at the UBT - University of Business and Technology. Of which 76.1% were women and 23.9% males. Their age was 17-32 years. The students who attended were mostly in the field of Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Architecture, etc. The students underwent the survey which was questions about the use of ibuprofen. Although results showed that Paracetamol is used mostly by many young people, the use of Ibuprofen is still high compared to other analgesics. The reason for the use of Ibuprofen was headache, menstrual pain, muscle pain, and less other type of pains. Only a small percentage of 0.9% of participants found that they were allergic to Ibuprofen. Although Ibuprofen can be taken without a doctor's description only 76.9% of them took it without description. Most of the participants did not have side effects, but the most common side effect was stomach ache. Based on the results presented and the conclusion of this paper we may suggest that Ibuprofen is a safe drug to use, side effects are not observed much among young people, and participants have used the ibuprofen for the intended purpose.

Keywords:

Ibuprofen, pharmacology, analgesics, pain, side effects

Session Chair

Shkëlzim Ukaj

Session Co-Chair

Smajl Rizani

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-19-2

Location

Pristina, Kosovo

Start Date

26-10-2019 2:00 PM

End Date

26-10-2019 3:30 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2019.20

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The use of Ibuprofen and our knowledge about it

Pristina, Kosovo

Ibuprofen is a medication in the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug class that is used for treating pain, fever, and inflammation. It can be used by mouth or intravenous. It typically begins working within an hour. Usual adult dose for pain or fever is 200 to 400 mg orally every 4 to 6 hours as needed. Side effects include nausea, dyspepsia, diarrhea, constipation, gastrointestinal ulceration/bleeding, headache, dizziness, rash, salt and fluid retention, and high blood pressure. Infrequent side effects include esophageal ulceration, heart failure, high blood levels of potassium, kidney impairment, confusion, and bronchospasm. Ibuprofen can exacerbate asthma, sometimes fatality. Ibuprofen was derived from propionic acid by the research arm of Boots Group during the 1960s. The purpose of this paper is to compare the use of Ibuprofen as analgesic with other drugs of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory group and to see the knowledge of the young people on its use. The study includes 117 students at the UBT - University of Business and Technology. Of which 76.1% were women and 23.9% males. Their age was 17-32 years. The students who attended were mostly in the field of Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Architecture, etc. The students underwent the survey which was questions about the use of ibuprofen. Although results showed that Paracetamol is used mostly by many young people, the use of Ibuprofen is still high compared to other analgesics. The reason for the use of Ibuprofen was headache, menstrual pain, muscle pain, and less other type of pains. Only a small percentage of 0.9% of participants found that they were allergic to Ibuprofen. Although Ibuprofen can be taken without a doctor's description only 76.9% of them took it without description. Most of the participants did not have side effects, but the most common side effect was stomach ache. Based on the results presented and the conclusion of this paper we may suggest that Ibuprofen is a safe drug to use, side effects are not observed much among young people, and participants have used the ibuprofen for the intended purpose.