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Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMD's Communities. Ibuprofen is a type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally takes more than the normal or recommended amount of this medicine. This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual overdose. DO NOT use it to treat or manage an actual overdose. However, DO NOT delay calling for help if this information is not immediately available. This hotline number will let you talk to experts in poisoning.
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D. , David R. Lichtenstein, M. , and Gurkirpal Singh, M. One hundred years have passed since Felix Hoffman, working at Bayer Industries, reported the successful synthesis of acetylsalicylic acid as the first nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID). 6, 7 At the suggestion of Hermann Dreser, Bayer's chief pharmacologist at the time, 8 the compound was called “aspirin” and was purported to represent a convenient mechanism for the delivery of salicylic acid in the treatment of rheumatic diseases, menstrual pain, and fever. 7 Approximately 95 years elapsed before Douthwaite and Lintott 9 provided endoscopic evidence that aspirin could cause gastric mucosal damage.
Numerous reports have corroborated this observation, 5 – 8 and the introduction of more potent agents. . From the Section of Gastroenterology, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, Boston (M. W. , D. R. L.
) and the Division of Immunology and Rheumatology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, Calif. (G.