- Guide to PHARMACOLOGY
Synonyms: Advil® | Brufen® | ibuprofen lysine | ibuprofen sodium | Motrin® | Nurofen® | U-18573
ibuprofen is an approved drug (FDA (1974), EMA (2004))
Compound class: Synthetic organic
Comment: Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
The approved drug is a racemic mixture of the (R)- and (S)-stereoisomers. The (S)-enantiomer is more active, and the (R)-enantiomer is converted in the body to the (S)-enantiomer. We show the non-isomeric molecule to represent the mixture.
Ligand Activity Visualisation Charts
These are box plot that provide a unique visualisation, summarising all the activity data for a ligand taken from ChEMBL and GtoPdb across multiple targets and species. Click on a plot to see the median, interquartile range, low and high data points. A value of zero indicates that no data are available. A separate chart is created for each target, and where possible the algorithm tries to merge ChEMBL and GtoPdb targets by matching them on name and UniProt accession, for each available species. However, please note that inconsistency in naming of targets may lead to data for the same target being reported across multiple charts.✖
View more information in the IUPHAR Pharmacology Education Project: ibuprofen
|Compound class||Synthetic organic|
|Ligand families/groups||Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory ligands|
|Approved drug?||Yes (FDA (1974), EMA (2004))|
|WHO Essential Medicine||WHO Essential Medicines List (EML) (22nd List, 2021). Access PDF version.
Click to view more information about the WHO Model Lists of Essential Medicines.
|International Nonproprietary Names|
|Advil® | Brufen® | ibuprofen lysine | ibuprofen sodium | Motrin® | Nurofen® | U-18573|
|CAS Registry No.||15687-27-1 (source: ChEBI)|
|GtoPdb PubChem SID||135650365|
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|Search PubMed clinical trials||ibuprofen|
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