Ibuprofen: Pharmacology

Ibuprofen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent belonging to the group of propionic acid derivatives, inhibits the enzyme cyclo-oxygenase (prostaglandin synthesis) which catalyzes the transformation of unsaturated fatty acids to prostaglandins. One assumes that the inhibition of the prostaglandin synthesis is the cause for the analgesic, antipyreti, and anti-inflammatory action of the drug.

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