Ibuprofen

By Joel Bonilla

History of Ibuprofen:

Ibuprofen was discovered as a form of propionic acid in 1961, how it's name came is unknown. It was made and discovered at the Boots Company in the 1960's and finally patented in 1961. The Boots Company is now known as Boots UK Limited, a company known for leading the development of pharmaceuticals.


The organic compound was first discovered by Stewart Adams along with his team: John Nicholson, Andrew RM Dunlop, Jeffrey Bruce Wilson, and Colin Burrows.


Ibuprofen was first intended to be used to treat arthritis starting in the U.K. (1969) and then going to the U.S. (1974). It was approved by the FDA in 1974.


As the industry for Ibuprofen grew many other companies branched off to creating other versions of Ibuprofen, for instance Sterling Drugs created the product Midol.

Facts about Ibuprofen:

1) Ibuprofen has been know to help in the cases of Alzheimer's decease
2) Ibuprofen is a generic analgesic. It is prescribed for the relief of pain and to reduce swelling and temperature.
3) Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory Medicine and mild pain killer.
4) Advil is the name brand for the generic drug ibuprofen
5) How the drug got it's name is unknown

Biblical Integration:

Ezekiel 34:4

"The weak you have not strengthened, the sick you have not healed, the injured you have not bound up, the strayed you have not brought back, the lost you have not sought, and with force and harshness you have ruled them."

I chose this verse because it talks about healing and Ibuprofen is a drug that dulls pain to help the healing process.

Why I Chose Ibuprofen:

I chose Ibuprofen because it is commonly used in my house for minor aches and pains. I wanted to pick something that I could easily relate to, and ibuprofen is the most commonly used drug in my house.