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ibuprofen


The ibuprofen had taken some of the pain’s sharp edge away, but he still found it difficult to lift his arm any higher than his shoulder.
Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  A medication (trade names: Advil and Motrin and Nuprin) used to relieve pain, fever and inflammation.  Possibly less irritating to stomach than competing anti-inflammatory medications.
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a NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine)
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  • The ibuprofen had taken some of the pain’s sharp edge away, but he still found it difficult to lift his arm any higher than his shoulder.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • I slip on the apron again, and then, after checking to see that Jed isn’t watching, reach up and grab all the bottles of ibuprofen—about a dozen of them—and slide them into the apron pocket.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • I manage to get all of the water down in addition to the ibuprofen he hands me with it.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • The instructor who dealt with this part of our training warned us against very strong drugs like Tylenol, except for a fever, but he understood we would need ibuprofen.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor

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  • Hoping to stanch my decline, I resolved to rest, gobble ibuprofen, and force down as many calories as possible in that time.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • He hid the limp as best he could as he moved to the coffeepot, thinking he’d end up needing a lot more than a cup or two to wash down the ibuprofen he clutched in his hand.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Unfortunately it doesn’t lock, so I drag a crate of applesauce in front of the door, just in case Jed decides to come investigate when my search for the ibuprofen takes longer than usual.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • He supplemented a handful of ibuprofen with Tylenol, but it did little to blunt the pain.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
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Associated words [difficulty]:   ibuprofen [8] , naproxen [9]
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