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the Chemistry of Aspirin, Tylenol and Ibuprofen

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on 25 March 2014

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Transcript of the Chemistry of Aspirin, Tylenol and Ibuprofen

Aspirin is a very common pain killer which existed back in 1880s' .
Aspirin
the Chemistry of Aspirin, Tylenol and Ibuprofen
Aspirin can use for gardening
Fun facts
It is used to treat cold and 'flu-like' symptoms and reduce fever in adults (over 16 years of age). It also helps to reduce inflammation
What it does?
relieving pain, alleviating fever, and reducing inflammation.
ibuprofen
Use to treat all size of body pains.
It's dangerous for kids and it's rough on upper digestive tracts.
also called acetylsalicylic acid

Aspirin works by reducing the production of chemicals called prostaglandins which cause pain.

It will increase the survival chances for plants.
Plants would be able to live a little longer than the ones who doesn't use asiprin.
consider as a type of medicine for basic
health care system.
what does it do
Ibuprofen blocks the production of prostaglandins
was derived from propanoic acid
Prostaglandins cause pain and swelling (inflammation); they are released in the brain and can also cause fever.
What are the side effects of ibuprofen?

The most common side-effects include:
Diarrhea
Nausea
Vomiting
Dyspepsia (upper abdominal pain, bloating, indigestion)
Any pain in the stomach or intestines

Acetaminophen
Side effects


low fever with nausea, stomach pain, and loss of appetite;
dark urine, clay-colored stools; or
jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Tylenol is the brand name for acetaminophen, which is an analgesic and antifever medicine. It is one of the most widely sold medicines in the world.


How does it work
blocking the production of prostaglandins in the body
decreasing the amount of prostaglandin produced by the hypothalamus.


Side effects
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