Sn instructed patient on new medication, patient was told that Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used for relieving pain, helping with fever and reducing inflammation. Ibuprofen may be a weaker anti-inflammatory than other NSAIDs. Compared to other NSAIDs it may have fewer side effects such as gastrointestinal bleeding. However if stomach upsets occur patient was advised to take with food. Understanding was verbalized.
SN instructed that the ibuprofen at low doses it does not appear to increase the risk of myocardial infarction; however, at higher doses it may. It may result in worsened asthma. Like other NSAIDs it works by inhibiting the synthesis of prostaglandins, which are fat-like molecules that are derived from the omega-6 fatty acid, arachidonic acid, which are involved in mediating inflammation, pain and fever. Patient verbalized understanding of given information.