IRRATIONAL USE OF IBUPROFEN LEADS TO HEMATEMESIS; A CASE REPORT
Amina Elahi, Ali F, Zahra S.S
Riphah Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Riphah International University, G-7/4, 7th Avenue, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Keywords: Irrational use, Ibuprofen, Hematemesis
Abstract

This case study has been designed to report an incident of irrational use of Ibuprofen (NSAID) in a 10 year old child brought to a local hospital in Rawalpindi and describe the seriousness of adverse effects that are to be associated with irrational use of NSAIDS.Complete chronological history of child was taken including his past medication history by direct interview of the mother.The study has revealed that the efficacy and wide availability of OTC preparations of NSAIDS and irrational prescribing of physician has lead to their irrational use resulting in serious adverse effects to the consumers.So it is the responsibility of the health care professionals to optimize and help rationalize the use of these OTC drugs by the consumer.

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Identifiers and Pagination:
Year:2012
Volume:4
First Page:6
Last Page:11
Publisher Id:JAppPharm (2012 ). 4. 6-11
Article History:
Received:November 13, 2011
Accepted:January 28, 2012
Collection year:2011
First Published:February 25, 2012


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Welcome to the research group of Prof. Dr. Cornelia M. Keck in Marburg. Cornelia M. Keck is a pharmacist and obtained her PhD in 2006 from the Freie Universität (FU) in Berlin. In 2009 she was appointed as Adjunct Professor for Pharmaceutical and Nutritional Nanotechnology at the University Putra Malaysia (UPM) and in 2011 she obtained her Venia legendi (Habilitation) at the Freie Universität Berlin and was appointed as a Professor for Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics at the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern. Since 2016 she is Professor of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics at the Philipps-Universität Marburg. Her field of research is the development and characterization of innovative nanocarriers for improved delivery of poorly soluble actives for healthcare and cosmetics. Prof. Keck is executive board member of the German Association of Nanotechnology (Deutscher Verband Nanotechnologie), Vize-chairman of the unit „Dermocosmetics“ at the German Society of Dermopharmacy, active member in many pharmaceutical societies and member of the BfR Committee for Cosmetics at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR).

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