ADVIL Science project

1. The Chemical Reaction I Chose.

I chose to study Advil because it is used everyday and very popular. Everyday Advil is used by millions of people,This medicine product helps with plenty of problems mostly headaches,fevers,pain,menstrual cramps, muscle aches and etc.Advil (ibuprofen) is a non-steroidal anti inflammation drug (NSAID). Advil blocks your body's production of certain natural substances that cause inflammation this helps decrease swelling pain and fever.

DESCRIBE WHAT IS HAPPENING.

Ibuprofen blocks the productions of prostaglandins! substances our body releases in response to illness and injury. Prostaglandins cause pain and swelling (inflammation). they are released in the brain and can cause fever.

DESCRIBE WHAT IS HAPPENING.

When advil (ibuprofen) is taken it is broken up into the bloodstream which goes through the wall of the stomach. It affects two enzymes (COX-1 and COX-2), These enzymes form prostaglandins from arachidonic acid, which is released when cells are damaged. Prostaglandins cause the body’s response to pain, including inflammation, redness, increased temperature, and lower pain. Ibuprofen attaches to the COX-1 and COX-2 preventing the damage to the prostaglandins. Sometimes the enzymes reject the ibuprofen which makes it wear off a few hours later.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE REACTION.

The purpose of Ibuprofen is used to help pain such as headaches, dental pain, menstrual cramps, muscle aches, or arthritis. It is also used to reduce fever and to relieve minor aches and pain due to colds or flu.

THE CHEMICAL EQUATIONS.

Chemical Equation: C13H18O2 Type of Reaction: single replacement

Hazards involved with the chemicals.

When taking Ibuprofen there could be side effects when taking it such as upset stomach, mild heartburn, nausea, vomiting,bloating,gas,diarrhea, constipation,dizziness, headache, nervousness,mild itching or rash,ringing in your ears.

REFERENCES

http://www.healthline.com/health/antacids

http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-6143-9368/advil-oral/ibuprofen---oral/details

https://bcachemistry.wordpress.com/tag/ibuprofen/

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